Ravenspoint Hostel - Lewis


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

    Open year-round, a clean, comfortable, welcoming hostel on the Isle of Lewis, nestled between the crystal clear waters of Loch Erisort to the North, and the Harris hills to the South. Great for cycling,walking,wildlife and Gaelic culture.

    Open year-round our comfortable,newly re-furbished, community-owned Hostel 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 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Shop : Mon -Fri 0800 - 1800; Sat - 1000 - 1700; Sunday - Closed
    Cafe : Closed for winter ; Sunday - Closed

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    £18.00 per person per night (room only)
    Shiants (Twin)
    £45.00 per room per night (room only)
    £18.00 per person per night (room only)

    Under 12's £12p.n. Please check OFFERS tab for current offers

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Cheap Holidays
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children's Menu 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

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


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Parking


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


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

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking


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

    Special Requirements

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

    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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