Heb Hostel, 25 Kenneth St, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DR

Call Christine Macintosh on 01851 709889

Self catering accommodation on the Isle of Lewis

The Heb Hostel is a family-run backpackers' hostel in the heart of Stornoway on the enchanting Isle of Lewis. It is an ideal stop/stay for travellers visiting the Hebrides. Cyclists, walkers, surfers, families and groups are all welcome. Clean, comfortable, friendly and relaxed, Heb Hostel aims to provide you with a quality stay at budget prices. There are many facilities, including a common room with peat fire, free WiFi, local guides and information.

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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  • Beds & Rooms:

    30: 1x8, 2x7,1x4 (family), 2x2.
  • Open:

    March - October. Open all day but may need to phone for access code.
  • Price per night:

    Dorm £23pp. Family room £90/£110. Twin/double from £70. Shepherds hut from £80.
  • Booking:

    Booking is not essential but may be advisable at busier times. Deposits are only required for groups. Payment is due on arrival by cash or cheque.
  • Directions:

    From bus station: exit front door, cross South Beach St and walk up Kenneth St. Pass 1st intersection and we are 2nd on the right. From ferry terminal come out of main exit, turn left, follow pedestrian walk-way to the bus station. From airport take bus to Stornoway bus station.
  • Public Transport :

    By plane: from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness (Loganair). By ferry (Caledonian McBrayne) Ullapool to Stornoway (Lewis), Uig (Skye) to Tarbert (Harris) or Berneray (Uists) to Leverburgh (Harris).
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Hebridean Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
9Best Price Guarantee


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Heb Hostel: embrace the lively spirit of Stornoway

July 24th 2023

Welcome to Heb Hostel, a vibrant oasis in the heart of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, beckoning outdoor enthusiasts from all corners of the world. As you step into this bustling haven, you’ll find yourself immersed in a lively atmosphere, brimming with fellow travellers and friendly volunteers dedicated to making your stay unforgettable.

Despite being a small town, Stornoway feels like a metropolis compared to the remote wilderness of the Isle of Lewis. Heb Hostel is no different, this hostel is a hub of activity, offering a warm and homely ambience in its tastefully decorated common room. Here, you’ll discover a treasure trove of maps and guidebooks, perfect companions for your adventures on the Isle of Lewis.

The hostel seamlessly marries the charm of its period features, such as Victorian staircases, balustrades, and skirting boards, with modern amenities, creating a comfortable and welcoming space that appeals to every guest.

For cycling enthusiasts embarking on the Hebridean Way, Heb Hostel’s well-utilized bike storage is a testament to its popularity as a cyclist’s haven. At Heb Hostel, accommodation options are diverse, catering to different preferences – from dorm rooms to private rooms, and even a unique shepherd’s hut and bell tents nestled in the garden.

While Stornoway offers a myriad of delights, including a wonderful art centre with cultural events throughout the year, the hostel itself exudes a charm that’s difficult to resist. Heb Hostel is more than just a place to rest; it’s a gateway to exploration and a community that embraces every adventurer with open arms. Come, and experience the magic of the Isle of Lewis at Heb Hostel, where journeys begin and memories are made.

To learn more about the  Hebridean Way here. 

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Dreams can come true. Stay in a Shepherd’s Hut on the Scottish Isle of Lewis

September 10th 2020

Lots of availability for the rest of September and throughout October.

There’s an outdoor shower/toilet but without the usual access to the hostel’s kitchen and other communal areas, so no cooking facilities. What better excuse do you need to eat out?

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