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. The hostel is run by the local Gaelic-speaking community of Kershader in the renovated schoolhouse, shared with the museum, shop and tea-room. The South Lochs is an area of highland wilderness famous for sightings of White Tail Eagles, Europe's largest bird of prey. From the hostel you can enjoy stunning views of the Shiant islands over Loch Erisor and watch the Otters frolicking down by the shore. You can walk to the abandoned settlement of Steimreway and discover it's unique history in the museum. Take a boat trip fishing or out to the amazing Island of St Kilda. Or take part in a Gaelic courses where local people share their language, history and culture with you. The hostel has a double room, a twin room and a 5 bed dorm. All bedding, towels, Wifi and hot drinks are provided in the overnight fee. There is no self catering kitchen but the Cafe has delicious snakes, great coffee, comfy seats and stunning views. Camping is also available with use of the hostel facilities for a small 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 plus camping.
Open:Open from 1 March to 31 October.
Price per night:Dorm £20 pp, Private Twin/Double £47. Including bedding and hot drinks.
Booking:Book online with SYHA 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
This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and is on the The Hebridean Way, the ideal for retreats page, the Small Hostels Map, the Hostels with Camping map and the Skye and the Hebrides map.