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Isle of Lewis - Ravenspoint

Kershader, Isle of Lewis HS2 9QA,, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9QA, Scotland

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Overall Rating 88%

From 20 Reviews

Hostel rating (20)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 92%
Security 82%
Service 87%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 81%

A newly refurbished hostel in the heart of South Lochs, nestled between the crystal clear waters of Loch Erisort to the North, and the Harris hills to the South. A great base for cycling, walking, wildlife and traditional Gaelic culture.

  • Dorm
    From $24.69
  • Private
    From $58.48
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Isle of Lewis Hostel

Hostel Isle of Lewis

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

In this unspoilt area of the Highland wilderness, visitors can enjoy comfortable facilities and the opportunity to discover an area of outstanding natural beauty with many Gaelic-speaking communities.

The hostel is located in a renovated schoolhouse, which adjoins the shop and tea-room, and is tucked away in a quiet village far from the pressures of everyday life.

If you are searching for a peaceful retreat with beautiful views in an area where you can see Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles and many other birds and wildlife, and with opportunities for walking, cycling and other outdoor activities this is the place for you.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 08:00 and 18:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 18:00
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 06 Mar to 30 Oct

From 11:30 to 17:30
From 14:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 01851 880236

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Shop, café, museum and exhibitions (At or next to the hostel)
  • Eilean Chaluim Chille (Columba's Island) (5 to 10km)
  • Steimreway deserted village (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Fantastic location, friendly staff, Cosy and warm hostel


Avatar for Alex


Sat 06 May 2017

Lovely peaceful location with easily accessible services such as shop and petrol which are on site. Great view of loch from mixed bed dorm. Beds new and very clean and comfortable. Liked the bedlights for reading in bed - not all beds have them, depending on whether they had a near socket. New downstairs shower very nice but needs a non-slip mat and a grab rail. The shower tray felt wobbly. It was great to have all day access so no rush to get out. Take away the TV!!!! It isn't sociable :(


Avatar for Sylvia


Sun 23 Apr 2017

Thanks for your comments. We are continuing to improve the hostel as time and funds permit and will add your suggestions to the list. We appreciate the the TV is not to everyone's liking, but as we are open all year round we do try to cater for people who are forced indoors during bad weather!

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Ravenspoint .,

Tue 25 Apr 2017

I've never received a warmer welcome at a hostel! Beds were comfortable, showers hot and great pressure. Stunning views all around, starting from the dorm room window. I only ranked environmental practices a bit lower as we didn't find a paper recycling (but we may just have not found it!).


Avatar for Lauren


Tue 28 Mar 2017

Hi Lauren. Many thanks for your feedback, and a recycling bin has now been installed!

Manager avatar

Ravenspoint .,

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Der Aufenthalt hat mir sehr gut gefallen! Ich würde immer wieder kommen! Zimmer waren schön und das Personal gehört zu den freundlichsten, die ich je in einer Jugendherberge gesehen habe!


Avatar for Jennifer


Mon 20 Mar 2017

The hostel itself is open all the time which means that anyone, who's up to no good, could potentially get into the rooms and steal stuff. Although there are lockable 'safes', these are not very big, so not all stuff can be locked and again, they could be carried out and taken away in whole, if someone was inclined to do so. I suppose it is the trusting environment of a small community and the island setting which makes it reasonable to have such lack of security features.


Avatar for Marc


Sat 15 Oct 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (5 to 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Nearest airport is Stornoway Airport 24km.
Cal Mac operates ferries to the islands 7 days a week

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