Hostels in Scotland: Blackhouse hostel on the Isle of Lewis


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

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.
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Rooms & Beds:

Hostel: 13: 1×10 1×3. Bunkhouse: 14: 2×6 1×2. Black houses: 1×2, 2×3-5


All year.

Price per night:

From £15.00 per person. Family room £47.00.


Advisable to be certain of availability, walk-ins accepted if space is available. Book via website, phone or email.

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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.

This accommodation is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the Skye and the Hebrides.

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Ancient village on the Atlantic Ocean

Ancient village on the Atlantic Ocean

Gearranan Hostel, a magical experience of a bygone era.

Gearranan Hostel is an ancient blackhouse in a village unchanged for hundreds of years.  Built in a sheltered sandy cove of the Atlantic Ocean on Lewis, the furthermost outreach of the Outer Hebridean islands.  From the hostel follow the waymarked walk to Dalmore Beach and onwards to Dalbeg Beach.  Pick up a  pamphlet at the hostel to read about the history, archaeology and wildlife that you pass.  A four mile round trip gives you three hours of glorious peace walking on moorland and coast.  For more history and the ghosts of yesteryear you can walk to the south from Gearranan to find the deserted township of Laimishader.

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