Gearrannan Village Hostel and Bunkhouse, 5a Gearrannan Carloway Isle of Lewis HS2 9AL

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Blackhouse hostel on the Isle of Lewis

Part of the Gearrannan Black House Village, The Gearrannan Hostel was 'Taigh Dhonnchaidh' (Duncan's House) with its solid drystone walls and thatched roof. It has been newly refurbished inside to sleep 13 including a 3 bed family room. The hostel (available to individuals) has a well equipped kitchen and cosy warmth from radiators heated with renewable energy. The bedrooms have cosy bunk-beds, and all linen is provided. There are two modern shower rooms. The bunkhouse (group only), Taigh Làta (John MacLeod's house) sleeps 14 in bunks, with heating, solid fuel stove, a kitchenette and hot showers. The perfect base for visitors to enjoy the many and varied local attractions from surfing at the local stunning beaches to country walks, archaeology, cycling, wildlife and more. Further accommodation available in Blackhouse holiday cottages. It is advisable to buy your provisions before arrival as there are no shops nearby.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    Hostel: 13: 1x6, 1x4, 1x3. Bunkhouse: 14: 2x6 1x2. Black houses: 1x2, 2x3-5
  • Open:

    All year.No arrivals on Sundays.
  • Price per night:

    Hostel: from £30pp, family room £85
  • Booking:

    Booking is essential. Book via website, phone or e-mail.
  • Directions:

    Gearrannan is about 25 miles west of Stornoway, and about 45 miles north west of Tarbert. Follow signs for Càrlabhagh (Carloway) on the A858.
  • Public Transport :

    Ferry service between Ullapool and Stornoway, or Uig (Isle of Skye) and Tarbert. Gearrannan is on bus route W2.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Hebridean Way
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aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN


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