Brown's Hostel - Orkney


45/47 Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BS

    Browns hostel is very conveniently situated 2 minutes from the bus stop and ferry terminals.

    This very popular family-run hostel, has been praised for it's ideal location with all the shops, pubs and restaurants nearby, and for it's cosy kitchen which fronts onto the street. Seating all guests at one sitting, the big table is a great gathering place and many enjoyable times are had.

    Free internet access

    Laundry facilities available

    The fully equipped kitchen has a large fridge, freezer, cooker, hob, microwave, toasters, electric kettles, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans.

    The bedrooms are on the ground, 1st and 2nd floors with shower and toilets on each level.

    There are comfortable beds in single, twin, triple and family bedrooms, making this hostel very sought after by all ages.

    A shed is available for safe cycle storage.

    Open all year round. From April - mid October it is advisable to reserve beds.

    Guests are given keys and the Hostel is accessible at all times with NO curfew.

    Provided are bed linen and quilts, coffee, tea and sugar, heating and hot water bottles if required.

    With 30 years experience in running this hostel, our aim is to provide our guests with a homely comfortable and enjoyable stay. We are available to assist you in anyway we can.

    There are many historical sites, high cliffs and wildlife places that can be visited within cycling distance. Also daily tour buses that pick up and drop off at our Ferry terminal. Service buses run every 1-2 hours between Stromness and Kirkwall and there are cars or cycles for hire, making this an ideal base for your stay in Orkney.

    Nightly rate per person is £11-£12

    The charge for groups depends on the number of people and length of stay - please get in touch for a quote.
    4 Hostel
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Double Room Ensuite
    £18.00 per person per night (room only)
    Family Room Ensuite
    £18.00 per person per night (room only)
    Single Room Ensuite
    £18.00 per person per night (room only)
    Triple Room Ensuite
    £18.00 per person per night (room only)
    Twin Room Ensuite
    £18.00 per person per night (room only)

    Prices from £18 per person per night.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Payment Methods

    • No credit cards accepted


    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Microwave


    • Town Centre


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Kirkwall T.I.C. go out of Broad Street, on to Castle Street then turn right on to Junction road and follow signs for Stromness. Turn left at the pierhead fountain and Browns Hostel is 50 yards on the right hand side.
    From Stromness T.I.C. turn left on Ferry Road and follow the road round to the fountain. Turn left and Browns Hostel is 50 yards on the right hand side.

    Getting there by railway:- Scotrail from all Scottish departures to either Thurso or Wick or Aberdeen.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- British Airways (UK) either from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Wick or Sumburgh (Shetland) to Kirkwall (Orkney).

    Getting there by ferry:- NorthLink Ferries from Aberdeen or Lerwick to Kirkwall. NorthLink Ferries from Scrabster to Stromness. Pentland Ferries from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope. John o' Groats ferries from John o' Groats to Burwick (May - September).

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