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

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Great value accommodation on the Isle of Lewis

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) has great coffee, home-baking, comfy seats and stunning views.
On the unspoilt Isle of Lewis, Ravenspoint Hostel sits on the shores of Loch Erisort, providing comfortable accommodation in a traditional crofting community where Gaelic is still spoken on a daily basis.

Whether travelling by bike, car or on foot, look out for white-tailed eagles, otters, deer and enjoy exploring the community-owned Pairc Estate on which the hostel sits alongside a small shop, tea-room, fuel service and museum.
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) has great coffee, home-baking, comfy seats and stunning views.

This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.

Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    9: 1xdbl, 1xtwin, 1x5 bunks
  • Open:

    1st March - 31st October 2023
  • Price per night:

    Private double or twin room £65. Shared dorm room £25p.p.
  • Booking:

    Book direct with the hostel via the website or by e-mail or phone.
  • 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 Hebridean Way
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Facilities

aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
jShowers
lShop
pClothes washing facilities
[WiFi
yYHA Affiliated

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Ravenspoint Hostel: A Scenic Retreat for Outdoor Enthusiasts

July 27th 2023

Welcome to Ravenspoint Hostel, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife spotters seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life on the Isle of Lewis. Nestled beside a picturesque loch, this hostel offers a spectacular setting for those yearning to embrace the untamed beauty of the Outer Hebrides.

As you explore the surrounding walking routes and cycling opportunities, you’ll have the chance to encounter some of the island’s most majestic inhabitants, from regal eagles soaring above to playful otters and graceful deer. Within the hostel, you’ll find binoculars to enhance your wildlife spotting experience, while the café boasts large windows overlooking the tranquil loch, doubling as a wildlife observatory.

What makes Ravenspoint Hostel truly special is its community-owned status. Acquired by the local community in 2015, the hostel’s profits are reinvested back into the area, supporting essential establishments like the shop, café, and museum, ensuring they remain open year-round. The museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the Isle of Lewis’ inhabitants, as well as intriguing insights into the flora and fauna that thrive in the region.

Ravenspoint Hostel offers diverse accommodation options, including a private double room, a twin room, and a 5-bed dorm, catering to various preferences and travel plans. Situated just off The Hebridean Way, it serves as the perfect stopover for travelers embarking on this scenic journey.

Catering to outdoor enthusiasts, Ravenspoint Hostel provides secure bike sheds, ideal for cyclists exploring the Hebridean landscapes. The hostel’s thoughtful amenities, such as a convenient porch for drying clothes and waterproofs, ensure that adventurers with muddy boots feel right at home.

So, whether you seek quiet communion with nature or a base for thrilling outdoor escapades, Ravenspoint Hostel invites you to uncover the wild wonders of the Isle of Lewis while contributing to the wellbeing of the local community. Embrace the untamed spirit of the Outer Hebrides at Ravenspoint Hostel, where unforgettable experiences await.

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If you want a holiday with big crowds and an impersonal experience, look elsewhere!

January 4th 2023

Daylight may be in short (if still stunning) supply here on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis but we’re looking forward to Spring and a new season welcoming visitors to the Ravenspoint Hostel . Bookings are available now for dates from mid-March onwards. Whether you’re walking or cycling the Hebridean Way or wanting to explore and experience life at a different pace, bi fàilte chridheil a’ feitheamh oirbh (a warm welcome awaits you)!

Sitting on the shores of Loch Erisort Ravenspoint Hostel is part of the community of Pairc , a beautiful , rugged area right next door to Harris. Nature in all its beauty and variety is all around and local guides can help you find the best spots to experience the best it has to offer. With a shop and fuel service on-site it’s also a good base from which to explore other parts of the island.

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