Hostel inside a traditional blackhouse!

It is like staying inside history

Oh Wow! Take a look at The Gearrannan Hostel , part of the Gearrannan Black House Village! Surely this is one of the most amazing locations to stay in Britain.

Not only is it on the Isle of Lewis, so you know you’ll be guaranteed great wildlife, wilder weather and stunning scenery, but the hostel is a cluster of traditional Black Houses. 

We see buildings like this all over the coast of the UK – long houses in Wales, crofts on the Scottish coast. They’re built from local materials and designed to shelter the humans and livestock from the worst of the elements. You’d be staying in a living history  with its solid double – drystone walls and thatched roof. On the inside, though, they have been newly refurbished inside to sleep 13 with a well equipped kitchen and cosy warmth from radiators and showers heated with renewable energy. 

I can’t think of a better place to explore these amazing islands.