Laxdale Bunkhouse, Laxdale Holiday Park, 6 Laxdale Lane, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0DR
Laxdale Bunkhouse is contained within Laxdale Holiday Park which is a small family-run park set in peaceful tree-lined surroundings. Located 1.5 miles away from the town of Stornoway this is an ideal centre from which to tour the islands of Lewis and Harris. Built in 1998, the bunkhouse has four bedrooms with four bunks in each room and caters for backpackers, families or groups looking for convenient, low cost accommodation. There is a drying room, a spacious fully equipped dining kitchen which provides two cookers, fridge and microwave and a comfortable TV lounge in which to relax. Toilets and showers are located within the building and are suitable for the disabled. Outside there is a covered veranda, picnic table and BBQ area. Sole use booking of the bunkhouse is available or you can book a room for your own use or book by the bed. Wigwams were a new addition in 2014.This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.
or call Gordon Macleod on
01851 706966 / 01851 703234
March to Nov. 9am – 10pm.
£18 adult, £16 child, £65 room (3 or less people) £250 sole use.
July and August booking advisable one week in advance.
From Stornoway ferry terminal take the A857. Take the second turning on the left past the hospital. Follow camping signs for one mile out of town. The bunkhouse is located inside the holiday park. From Tarbert or Leverburgh take A859 for 40 miles to Stornoway. Turn left at the roundabout and 2nd left after hospital then as above.
Buses every 30 mins stop close to hostel. Taxi fare from town centre approximately £5.00.
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…an ‘unreal landscape’…
Laxdale Bunkhouse is part of Laxdale Holiday Parkin peaceful tree-lined surroundings. Its is a purpose built bunkhouse, for backpackers and families – but especially having wheelchair accessible facilites. Some rather cool glamping ‘Wigwams’ were added in 2014, the same year that Lewis and Harris were named as the best island destination in the world by trip adviser. At the time of going to press, we cannot confirm that these facts are linked. A mile and a half from Stornoway, and even less to the sea, its a great place to explore the islands from.
Any picture, map or photograph of these islands pulls at me and urges me to visit. If you glance at a map of the area, you’ll see its a patchwork of about a million small lochs, pale sanded beaches and rugged hills. It has been described as an ‘unreal landscape’. It is certainly the stuff of legends and wonder. A visitor from mainland Britain feels the unfamiliarity of the islands as a magical strangeness.
I might book myself a room right now.
Lewis is steeped in history and has a timeless island culture.
The Isle of Lewis is an outer Hebrides island off the west coast of Scotland. It’s rather an unusual island in that it is joined very solidly to the Isle of Harris, with the only border between them being a narrowing of land between two sea lochs. It is the landscape which distinguish Lewis and Harris most, Harris being mountainous and Lewis being flat and low lying, except for Ben More in the south east. Lewis is steeped in history and has a timeless island culture. There are ancient stone circles including the massive Callanish Stones and Gaelic is commonly spoken alongside English with a soft Scottish lilt. As you travel over the flat lands of Lewis you will see sea Otters in the many lochs that intersperse the heathy landscape. Empty white beaches with seals, sea lions are often in view. Locals can still be seen cutting the peats and will easily stop for a chat. The distrintive earthy smell of the peat fires drifts in the wind in winter. Come and visit the treasures of Lewis and stay at Laxdale Bunkhouse on Laxdale Holiday Park, just outside the islands main town and port at Stornoway.
Photo by Mike Baird, bairdphotos.com
In addition to the bunkhouse sleeping 16, Laxdale had wooden Wigwam camping pods
The wooden Wigwams have electric light, heater and electric sockets. There is a picnic bench outside each one and they have views over croftland to Laxdale river estuary and Stornoway. There are Wee Brave’ wigwams which sleeps 3 adults and 1 child or Big Chiefs Wigwams which sleeps 4 adults and 1 child. Sleeping is on a raised platform with mattresses and this cleverly converts to a seating are in the daytime with a table. The kitchen area has a fridge (with ice box), a microwave and a kettle. There is a toilet and shower block nearby and a laundry service is also provided on site. The wigwams are dog friendly and car park is available nearby.