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Rhenigidale Hostel

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Chirnside, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Cosy and comfortable. Small sitting room with a log burner and basic kitchen-diner downstairs, 3 Bunk rooms (two adjoining) upstairs. One loo one shower. Small annexe may be used to store 2 or three bikes, quite a steep wee path with stone steps up which bikes can be carried. Coal and kindling provided. Beds have duvets and linen but you...

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Julian P, Trustee of Gatliff Trust owners of hostel at Rhenigidale Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Cathy for you detailed review of Rhenigidale. I am glad you had such a good experience in the less busy time of the year. Thank you so much for adding photographs to the Trip Advisor site. You have done the job o fa professional estate agent. I hope we may see you again. I am passing a copy...

East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 13, 2016

My first experience of a 'proper hostel' - just basic facilities in the middle of nowhere, and it was wonderful. Positives - the amazing scenery around the hostel; the kitchen has all you'll need; the shower is really warm, and there's a brilliant coal fire. Negatives - the room got really warm both nights and we had to turn off...

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Got charm little touches like log burner, but linen not the cleanest or the bathrooms ok for a one night stay but buses are only ones twice a day so long slog for provisions overall if you like peace and quit it's ideal Just don't look to close at the cleanliness

Thank Jojogoslow
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Self catering, well kept hostel in an amazing location. We were the only guests and had the whole place to ourselves, the kitchen was well equipped and the wood burner gave the hostel a great heat and a cosy feel. Loved the honesty box payment approach, a great thing to see these days. Location is absolutely outstanding.

1Thank mhairimag
Julian P, Owner at Rhenigidale Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying in our isolated hostel in the wintertime and enjoying the hostel and its magnificent location. I hope you did not mind having the hostel to yourselves. This can happen any time of the year but it is also good to make new friends in these surroundings. Come again!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

A nice little hostel in a remote location. Basic but clean, the warden Kate is friendly and helpful. If cycling be warned there are a lot of climbs to get here! Also only one place to pitch a tent. Make sure you bring plenty of provisions as there are no shops nearby.

1Thank Robin G
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 2, 2015

Reinigideal hostel is well worth the effort in getting there - a beautiful remote valley by the sea surrounded by hills. The hostel is advertised as basic but it has a well equipped kitchen, heating, one shower and toilet. No wifi and you may struggle to get a phone signal, but that's one benefit of staying here. I arrived in...

2Thank Welsh_r0se
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Clean and well kept hostel, very basic, all food is to be self-provided. Such a beautiful location! Hills and sea lochs to wander around for hours. There is a bus service running all the way to the hostel which is approximately 7 km from the main road, but it has to be ordered in advance.

1Thank AmandaLandell
Lisburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Maybe it reflects on the type of independent people who gravitate to Rhenigidale by so few reviews. I visited in early June 2013 during a spell of exceptional weather and was the only visitor along with two other Dutch cyclists. We had all, all three cycled into one of the most inaccessible hostels in the United Kingdom. We felt privileged...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 24, 2013

I am surprised I am the first to review this hostel as it seems to have a regular stream of visitors even off season (judging by the visitors book), and it is in such a lovely location, with a building with lots of character. This hostel is very nice. It has two rooms downstairs - a kitchen and a 'living...

4Thank Simone1806
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Additional Information about Rhenigidale Hostel

Address: off A859 on road signposted to Maaruig | Rhenigidale, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Harris
Hotel Class:2 star — Rhenigidale Hostel 2*
Also Known As:
Rhenigidale Hostel Isle Of Harris, Scotland
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“No booking but you will always be accommodated all year round. Travel out of season if you want privacy.”
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 of 5 bubbles cathyholms, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“Walk up the hill to the cattle grid or clamber over the fence towards the water to get a good phone signal.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewmI4827GQ, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“There are only two rooms (the one to the right having a partition to fit extra beds) and they are both of a similar standard. The room to the left is smaller and has no partition. Both have radiators - but perhaps the smaller one would be warmer because there is less space to heat.”
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