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Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

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Carloway | Isle of Lewis, Carloway HS2 9AL, Scotland
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip. The houses are marvelous. There are lots of rabbits to watch nearby and a very short walk to a delightful bit of coast. Very quiet and peaceful except when it is being toured. Don't let that put you off.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mum and I stayed here for three nights in early May in Taigh an t-Seòladair. We came to the island to stay here and were not disappointed. We were given a friendly welcome and shown how to work everything in the house. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bathroom small but functional and the towels fluffy. The main bedroom... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great location. We stayed in the Bunkhouse as there was 11 of us. If you are tall you may need to duck to get to the kitchen. Has all the facilities you need. Plenty of plated bowls n cutlery 2 cookers 3 sinks microwave and lots more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in the Blackhouse village is an amazing experience. The setting is idyllic. We arrived late and very wet on bikes. So it was a relief to find the hostel warm, the showers modern and hot. This was the most beautiful hostel I have stayed in. We dried our wet clothes on the hot radiators. We had forgotten to take... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I stayed one night in the hostel arriving by bicycle. Really easy to get to from surrounding area and you can even take your bicycle on the local buses which are incredibly cheap! The hostel is immaculate with a super modern kitchen with plenty of space for socialising and preparing food. Bunkbeds were nice and wide and very comfortable. The... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A fantastic hostel - beautifully maintained and equipped. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, the kitchen diner is truly impressive (wish my kitchen was as nice!); and the shower rooms are luxurious! Breakfast was brilliant and the staff were friendly and helpful. Just minutes walk from a secluded beach this hostel was perfect in every way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a unique opportunity and I recommend it very highly. I would love to take my children back to stay there with me. We stayed for 3 nights but there is so much to see and do nearby that we should have spent much longer. It is worth just taking the time to soak up the atmosphere and just... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visiting the island for a family wedding and stayed here with other family members. Wonderful setting and modern comfortable conversion, underfloor heating to tiled floors etc. Stone walls retain welcome heat. Multi-fuel stove adds atmosphere. Strong shoes advised. Bathroom has grab rails to shower cubicle. Comfortable bed with good duvet. Great to wake to the splendid sea views with sheep... More 

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Gent, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I backpacked for 3 months through Ireland and Scotland. This hostel was one of the cleanest and well kept. That together with the amazing scenery makes it one of the best I stayed at! I stayed for 3 nights and visited the Callanish stones, did the Lewis coast trail that starts at the blackhouse village. Great place!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a week in the Glass house. The setting is fantastic, and we did struggle to find any accommodation in a traditional house which would take 5 and a dog so I was pleased to find this. The staff were polite and helpful. It was great to be do near the beach. The only slight issue we... More 

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