Ravenspoint Hostel - Lewis


Kershader, South Lochs, Isle Of Lewis, HS2 9QA

    A community - owned hostel in the heart of South Lochs, nestled between the crystal clear waters of Loch Erisort to the North, and the Harris hills to the South. A great base for cycling,walking,wildlife and traditional Gaelic culture.

    Our newly re-furbished, community-owned Hostel situated in South Lochs looks across the crystal clear waters of Loch Erisort to the North and stands against a backdrop of the Harris hills to the South.  Originally the schoolmasters house, the Hostel forms part of the Ravenspoint Centre which includes a shop, fuel pump, cafe and museum.  South Lochs is a traditional, Gaelic speaking community about a 35 minute drive from the two ferry ports of Stornoway on Lewis and Tarbert on Harris and the Hostel has a bus-stop at the door. The Hostel has 3 bedrooms and can accomodate up to 14 guests.  It has a comfortable sitting room, a well-equipped kitchen and offers washing and drying facilities.  Secure lockers are available in the rooms and bicycle storage is also available at the centre.   The Hostel offers an ideal base for walkers and cyclists from which to explore the natural, rugged beauty of the area.  It is also rich in wildlife including eagles, buzzards, the ubiquitous ravens and otters.  Areas of historical interest include Eilean Chalum Cille , St Columba's Isle and the magical, deserted village of Stemreway. 

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Shop : Mon -Fri 0800 - 1800; Sat - 1000 - 1700; Sunday - Closed
    Cafe : Tues - Sat 1100 - 1700 ; Sunday - Closed

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    £17.00 per person per night (room only)
    Shiants (Twin)
    £45.00 per room per night (room only)
    £17.00 per person per night (room only)

    Discounts available for under 12's Please check OFFERS tab for current offers

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Self Catering Holiday
    • Cheap Holidays


    • Children's Menu Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available


    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player In communal sitting room
    • Garden Decked area overlooking Loch Erisort outside Hostel.
    • Gift Shop Gift selection available in adjoining shop.
    • Television In communal sitting room
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Cash
    • VISA Card
    • Cheque


    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Disabled Parking
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Vegetarian Vegetarian options available in adjoining cafe
    • Kiosk/ Shop Shop hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1800; Sat 1000 - 1700
    • Vegetarian Food Available Vegetarian options available in adjoining cafe
    • Shop Shop hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1800; Sat 1000 - 1700
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop Shop adjoins Hostel
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site Breakfast available by pre-order. Cafe Hours Tues - Sat 1100 - 1700
    • Lunch Available Cafe Hours - 1000 - 1700
    • Bring Your Own Bottle Available when dinner served in cafe
    • Breakfast Available Served in adjoining cafe. Must be booked the night before.


    • Tumble Dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Iron Available
    • Towel Charge
    • Electric Cooker
    • Linen Provided
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Shower
    • Fridge
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Microwave
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Drying Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Bunk Beds
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking


    • Village Location
    • Rural Location
    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location Hostel sits on the shores of Loch Erisort
    • Remote Location
    • Coastal Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • School Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome

    Road Directions

    Turn off the main A859 at Balallan, halfway between Stornoway and Tarbert.  The centre is four miles along the road from the turn-off.

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