Ravenspoint Hostel, Kershader, South Lochs, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9QA
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OverviewOn the unspoiled Isle of Lewis, Ravenspoint Hostel provides comfortable accommodation surrounded by wildlife and natural beauty. Based in a traditional crofting community where Gaelic is still spoken on a daily basis, the Ravenspoint Centre owned and run by the community, also offers a small shop, a self-service tea-room, 24hr fuel and a museum. South Lochs is an area of highland wilderness, great for walking and wildlife-spotting. Look out for white-tailed eagles, otters, deer and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Situated just six miles from the main road and equidistant from the main ferry ports of Stornoway and Tarbert, the Hostel is also close to the main Hebridean Way cycling and walking trail. The hostel has a private double and private twin room and a 5 bed dorm. All bedding, towels, Wifi and hot drinks are provided in the overnight fee. There is a well-equipped self-catering kitchen and the self-service tea-room which is open during shop hours (Mon - Sat,11 - 4pm) has great coffee, home-baking, comfy seats and stunning views. A small camping area is also available with use of the hostel facilities for a fee.
This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.
Beds & Rooms:9: 1xdbl, 1xtwin, 1x5 bunks + 1 pitch.
Open:Re-opening March 2022
Price per night:Private double room £50. Private twin room £50. Shared dorm room £21
Booking:Book online with Hostelling Scotland or direct with the hostel by phone or email.
Directions:Turn off the main A859 at Balallan, half way between Stornoway and Tarbert, for satellite navigation use postcode HS2 9QA.
Public Transport:By bus: Take the W10a/ W9 service to Balallan, and change at the South Lochs turn, where the bus will be waiting to take you to Kershader.
Walks:Long Distance Walks Hebridean Way
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Ravenspoint Hostel has taken the difficult decision not to re-open for the remainder of the season.
July 27th 2020
Hopefully next year will bring fresh opportunities.
Inner peace… and perhaps a seal or two
March 6th 2020
Clear waters, fresh air and an array of interesting wildlife. Ravenspoint Hostel is delightful. The isle of Lewis full of wonder for you to experience, walks through the scenery truly unparalleled. Just right out of the door the views of Loch Eireasort are something to behold.
Warm and welcoming, one of the many features of Ravenspoint which lends itself to a retreat. The remote location, parked right on the edge of Loch Eireasort also helps. Simply being present in such an atmospheric place should suffice. But fear not there’s also plenty out there to take in. Seeing the wonderful fauna native to Lewis ranging from Otters to Seals. Or just gazing into some of the best views in the Hebrides. And at the hostel itself the enthusiastic staff are happy to share their knowledge on the history and culture of the island. An idle place to recharge .
The Gaelic saying“ruigidh each mall, muillean” roughly translates to ‘even the slowest horse eventually reaches it’s destination’
August 16th 2019
Would you like to find out more? For Gaelic courses rooted in the culture of the local community make a visit to Ravenspoint Hostel on the unspoiled Isle of Lewis. Where, as well inviting you into their homes, local people want to share their language, history and culture with you.
Alongside these informal learning opportunities, the Ravenspoint community project offers structured language-learning sessions using the Ulpan programme. Hostel accommodation, a cafe with views over Loch Eliot and a museum are all part of the same project.