Galson Farm Hostel, Galson Farm House, South Galson, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0SH

Call Elaine & Richard on 01851 850492 or 07970 219682


This comfortable, cosy, fully equipped bunkhouse is situated within a cobbled stone courtyard which enjoys stunning views of the Atlantic coast towards the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. It provides the perfect haven from which to explore the west side of Lewis, with its sandy beaches, wildlife, historic sites and culture on the doorstep. A short walk through the croft, with its network of footpaths, takes you to the shore and river, where otters are regular visitors. This hostel has one dormitory with six beds (in 3 bunks), two shower/toilet rooms and a kitchen/dining room. Towels and bedding are supplied. There is a bus service to Stornoway and a shop within 2 miles. Visit Scotland 4 star hostel. Stay a while, for memories of a lifetime.

This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    6: 1x6
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    £22 pp. Sole use £125.
  • Booking:

    Phone in advance. Deposit (credit/debit card) guarantees bed.
  • Directions:

    GR 437 592. Follow A857 Stornoway to Ness (Nis) road for 20 miles. At Galson (Gabhsann) turn left at phone box. Bunkhouse is ¼ mile.
  • Public Transport:

    The nearest ferry runs from Ullapool on the mainland to Stornoway which is 20 miles from Galson Farm Hostel. Local buses run from Mondays to Saturdays. Enquire at Stornoway Bus Station.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is available to individuals and gives a Best Price Guarantee. It is on the IHUK signage page, the The Hebridean Way, the Small Hostels Map and the Skye and the Hebrides map.

It has availability at Easter.


aMixed dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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A place apart

February 28th 2019

Galson Farm Hostel on the Isle of Lewis overlooks the ever changing Atlantic Ocean. Well away from familiar modern world.

Galson Farm Farmhouse is a handsome 18th Century building converted into a welcoming guesthouse. The hostel next door is converted from one of the farm buildings. Stout and robust, as befits a structure that overlooks the everchanging Atlantic Ocean, the hostel is on a traditional cobbled courtyard and boasts views across the coast, to the Butt of Lewis lighthouse and then to the ocean.

The hostel has an 6 bed-dorm in and also a full kitchen/dining room and showers. When you book your stay, you’ll find yourself on the north coast of Scotland’s largest island. A perfect spot to explore the coast with its sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, hills and burns.

The townships still have a crofting character, they’re on a small and human scale, easy to discover and explore. Everything looks towards the sea. Wherever you turn during your stay, you’ll find yourself communicating with the endless and implacable Atlantic Ocean. It’d be easy to lose yourself in its various moods, to seek out isolated corners and be charmed by the island’s wildlife.

They call themselves ‘a place apart’ and you certainly feel well away from the heavy and familiar modern world.

Galson Farm Hostel on the Isle of Lewis

Galson Farm, on the way to the beach

February 11th 2019

A rural hostel on the Isle of Lewis, with outstanding sea views and amazing quality of light & air.

Galson Farm Guest House is on the west coast of Lewis just  nine miles from the end of the Hebridean Way.  If you are walking or cycling the way it is an ideal spot to stop and treat yourself to a good nights rest, great food, and hospitality.

Galson Farm offers B&B and Hostel accommodation in their farm guesthouse.  The farm  has outstanding sea views with a amazing quality of light & air and wildlife in abundance.

Set in a traditional Western Isles community. The cosy 4 star Hostel provides ideal accommodation for the adventurous, sleeping up to 6 with self catering facilities and 2 shower rooms.

galson farm beachside accommodation in the Hebrides

Everything looks towards the sea in our handsome 18th Century building.

February 3rd 2019

Listening to the gentle consistent rushing of the waves, and filling your lungs with the pure, fresh, coastal air, at Galson Farm Hostel you can overlook the enchanting views of the Atlantic coastline from your very window!

On the Isle of Lewis you’ll feel at home in the traditional Western Isles community.

Galson Farm Hostel - Atlantic Ocean - Isle of Lewis - Western Isles
Galson Farm Hostel on the Isle of Lewis

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