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Guest reviews

4.8/5 Exceptional
5 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Parking included
Pet Friendly
Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Contactless check-in
24-hour vacancy between guest room stays


Explore the area

AirportSanday (NDY)7 min drive
Popular LocationCata Sand8 min drive
Popular LocationMainland18 min drive

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  • Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsQuadruple Room
  • Twin Room (Room 2)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Twin Room (Room 1)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Cabin (Glamping Pod 1)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Cabin (Glamping Pod 2)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsCabin (Glamping Pod 2)
  • Cabin (Glamping Pod 3)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Futon
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  • Mobile Home, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsMobile Home, 2 Bedrooms

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Sanday, Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite is on the beach. Quoyness Chambered Cairn and Start Point Lighthouse are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cata Sand and Mainland.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cata Sand - 8 min drive
  • Mainland - 18 min drive

About this property

Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite

Beachfront hostel for sun and fun
Dry cleaning and free self-parking are available at this smoke-free hostel. This hostel has 8 rooms.
Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite offers 8 forms of accommodation.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service


  • Beachfront location


  • Smoke-free property



Check-in between noon and 9:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per accommodation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per accommodation

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings
The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitisation guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitisation guidelines

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Ayres Rock Hostel & Sanday
Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite Sanday
Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Is this hostel pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 20 per accommodation.
How much does it cost to stay at Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite?
As of 5 Aug 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite on 6 Aug 2020 start from £35, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at this hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from noon to 9:30 PM.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite located?
Nestled on the beach, this Sanday hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Quoyness Chambered Cairn, Cata Sand and Mainland. Start Point Lighthouse is 9.7 mi (15.7 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful spot and cozy pod for the night even in the rain in October

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great location to explore Sanday. Great location next to sea shore

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stunning property on water, Sanday is a beautiful green and wind swept Island, a jewel.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Highly Recommend

Very clean, well run Hostel. Very friendly owners who are happy to assist if you need it. They have thought about their guests needs & have put in place facilities to enhance your enjoyment of the island of Sanday what ever the weather. The Bedroom, linen, Kitchen & washing facilities were spotlessly clean as is the site. In the bedroom it was very comfortable, plenty of bed covers to keep you warm with an additional electric radiator for colder nights, an easy chair and a television on the wall made it a pleasant place to relax in. There is also a conservatory for guests to use, this is a lovely touch as you can socialise with other guests or just sit & quietly relax after a long day. A nice thought is that the owners offer the facility of using clothes washing & drying facilities at a very reasonable rate, so no more trying to dry muddy wet clothes in your room for the next day. The kitchen is well equipt with a gas hob / oven, microwave, cooking utensils & a dining table. Everything needed to enable guests to cater for themselves is present, if you don't fancy cooking or want a nice social drink, I can recommend the Belsair in Kettletoft. The toilet & shower is a wet room style, which was also very clean. The shower is not a 2 dribble a minute job as you often find, it has a good flow of hot water, just remember the water is very soft on the island, so you don't need so much shampoo.

Pros: Excellent cleanliness & comfort, well thought out facilities, along with a very amicable host & the freedom to come and go as you wish during the day.

Location: Look out for the local festivals on islands, also look out Seals & Whales in the seas around the island. There are numerous archeological remains.

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2017