Outer Hebrides


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

This comfortable, cosy, fully equipped hostel 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 crofting townships of Ness and the west side of Lewis, with 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 up to eight beds, two shower/toilet rooms and a kitchen/dining room. Bedding is supplied. There is a bus service to Stornoway and a shop within 2 miles. Visit Scotland 4star 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.
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01851 850492 Mob: 07970219682

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Rooms & Beds:

6 / 8:


All year. All day.

Price per night:

£20pp. Sole use £110 .


Always phone in advance. Deposit (credit/debit card) guarantees bed.


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 the hostel. Local buses run from Mondays to Saturdays. Enquire at Stornoway Bus Station.

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and is on the Small Hostels Map, the Skye and the Hebrides map and the .

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Galson Farm Hostel

Galson Farm Hostel

‘a place apart’

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 8 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 joins the Independent Hostels UK network

Galson Farm Hostel joins the Independent Hostels UK network

Galson Farm Hostel on the Isle of Lewis, has outstanding sea views with a amazing quality of light & air and wildlife in abundance.

Galson Farm Hostel on the Isle of Lewis, has outstanding sea views with a amazing quality of light & air and wildlife in abundance,  all set in a traditional Western Isles community.  The cosy 4 star Hostel is ideal accommodation for the adventurous, sleeping up to 8 with self catering facilities and 2 shower rooms.

Contact Galson Farm Hostel:

01851 850492 Mob: 07970219682MessageView website