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.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

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

    Re-opening May 2021
  • Price per night:

    First 2 person room £50. Additional guests £20. Min stay 2 nights.
  • 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 Hebridean Way
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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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
yYHA Affiliated


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And breathe….some fresh Hebridean air

March 17th 2021

Sitting on the shore of a sea loch with the attractions of both Lewis and Harris on your doorstep, Ravenspoint Hostel is an ideal spot to blow away all those lockdown cobwebs. We are re-opening from from Friday 28th May.

You’ll have our three bedroom hostel all to yourself for the duration of your stay, whether you’re travelling on your own or with others from your household. The first room for up to two people is charged out at £50 per night with a minimum stay of 2 nights. Other beds can be added at a cost of £20 per night. With two bathrooms and a well-equipped kitchen as well as an outside decked area overlooking Loch Erisort , you are guaranteed a comfortable base for your visit to our wonderful islands.


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.

Ravenspoint Hostel on the Isle of Lewis

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 .

Ravenspoint Hostel on the Isle of Lewis

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