Ravenspoint Hostel, Kershader, South Lochs, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9QA

Call Ishbel on 01851 880236


On 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 - 5pm) 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    9: 1xdbl, 1xtwin, 1x5. + 1 pitch.
  • Open:

    Open from 1 Mar to 31 Oct.
  • Price per night:

    Dorm £20 pp, Private Twin/Double £47.Inc bedding & hot drinks.
  • 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and is on the The Hebridean Way, the ideal for retreats page, the Hostels with Camping map, the Small Hostels Map and the Skye and the Hebrides map.


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
0VisitScotland Quality Assured


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News & Offers from Ravenspoint Hostel

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.

Ravenspoint Hostel on the Isle of Lewis

Ravenspoint Hostel on the Isle of Lewis has just joined the Independent Hostel Guide

July 23rd 2019

On the shore of sea-loch Erisort, in an area of natural beauty where eagles and otters can be seen, Ravenspoint Hostel has a mix of private and shared accommodation.

The hostel is part of a business owned by the community and run as a social enterprise.   It is an essential contributor, enabling us to maintain services for the local community during the quiet winter period.   Our location, on the shore of  Loch Erisort in an area of natural beauty, is surrounded by wildlife including eagles, otters, deer and a mixture of flora and fauna are nearby. We provide a mix of private and shared self catering accommodation.  We are close to the Hebridean Way cycling and walking trail.

Ravenspoint Hostel Isle of Lewis
Ravenspoint Hostel on the Isle of Lewis

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