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 Hebrides, Skye and North West Scotland and here is its own website.
or call Gordon Macleod on
01851 706966 / 01851 703234
March to November 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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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.
Laxdale Bunkhouse In Lewis, the northern part of the island, provides a perfect base.
A visit to Lewis and Harris is like stopping time still in the middle of a long and legend filled story. The Callanish Standing Stones in Lewis are like a natural stone feature, surly not the work of man. The history of the stones and mankind life on the island can be found at The Blackhouse, the Shawbost Norse Mill and Kiln, and the Carloway Brock. Or you can take a boat trip over to the volcanic islands of St. Kilda when villagers struggled to survive massive infant mortality and finally left the island at the start of the last century.