The Barn Hostel (Chalmersquoy Accommodation)


Chalmersquoy Accommodation, Chalmersquoy, Westray, Orkney, KW17 2BZ

    The Barn hostel/campsite is situated on the edge of Pierowall Village. It is in easy walking distance of the hotel, heritage centre, fish processor (chip shop Wednesday and Saturday nights), craft shops, play park, cafe and local shops.

    The Barn, at Chalmersquoy in Westray,  is a quality hostel containing twin and family rooms.  It has a well equipped kitchen and a great lounge room overlooking Pierowall Bay.  This old farm building, with lots of character, was renovated and opened as a hostel in the year 2000.  Visitors often say it is "better than a hostel, more like a hotel".  Rooms can be rented on a nightly basis and the whole premises can be rented exclusively.

    The campsite adjoining is in a great location, just a short walk from Pierowall Village.  It has a toilet and shower block and a separate campers kitchen which is a great social area too.

    New for 2014 have been the addition of two new self catering units in the old farm houses at Chalmersquoy and it is hoped to add a B&B facility by 2015/16.

    4 Hostel
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • No credit cards accepted


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Internet Access
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Kirkwall TIC follow signs to Kirkwall harbour. For ferry to Westray check
    From Rapness ferry terminal follow the main road to Pierowall. The Barn is situated at the farm on the corner as you enter the village.

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

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

    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) For ferry to Westray check
    From Rapness ferry terminal follow the main road to Pierowall. The Barn is situated at the farm on the corner as you enter the village.

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