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Heb Hostel
Reviewed November 6, 2012

With the rising cost of hotel rooms this was the first time I have stayed in a hostle and was pleasently surprised, not only was the place well run, clean and comfortable it was so nice to meet and speak with so many nice people! there must be a great form of trust here as you dont get your privisy as you would with your own room in a hotel but if you just need to get a place to rest for a couple of nights and dont have to much luggage this would be the place to be, I was impressed with the kitchen area which supplied cerials and bread jams etc for you to make your breakfast if you wanted but you can bring in what you want and treat it like your own kitchen! There is 2 fridges to keep your items and most people leave stuff for others to use, there was even some free Beers and wine left by some previous guests! Its close to most things in Stornoway like the ferry port and Tesco and I would not hesitate to go back here!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank SirIan
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Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here while on tour with Scottish Opera. Wasn't sure what to expect but blown away when I arrived. This hostel is smack in ye middle of Stornoway and about 100yds from the ferry. Christine, the owner, met me on arrival and couldn't be more personable.
It is small so if recommend booking, only has 26 beds; males only, female only, mixed and 1 family dorm.
Really large and well equipped kitchen with a big ol' Aga style range (that works). Has Internet and laundry on site and the most amazing common room with real solid fuel fire - fell asleep in front of it - aided by a bottle of wine granted! Showers on both main floors, top one is huge, big double walk in.
If I had a quibble, its that there's no double option - even in the family room (I spend a lot of time sleeping in a truck when on tour and when I can get the space I take it). That really is the only fault, if it even is one. This place is superb. Save your money on expensive and to be honest, usually pretty poor (from experience), local hotels an stay here.
Basic brekkie is also included (toast, cereal and the like), as is tea and coffee.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank Keefletrucker
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

As with all of Scotland, if any of your party are rather tall, no bed will be very comfortable for them. However, for the average person, the beds are all great. Four of us stayed in the family dorm together and had a wonderful experience. Open a window and turn on the space heater provided, or it tends to get a wee bit stuffy at night.

Christine runs a clean, warm, and comfortable hostel in Stornoway. I would recommend staying at Heb Hostel to anyone making their way through Lewis. There are pay-to-use washers and dryers (two of each) in a well set-up laundry room at the back of the hostel, pay to use towels, and the beds/bathrooms are very clean and well cared for.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Heather G
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Very friendly and helpful owners. Relaxed almost like home atmosphere. Great value for price. Pleasant surprise - free breakfast. Excellent location. Free parking nearby. Highly recommendable place to stay. Mark 10/10

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Thank W0rldTraveller1001
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Spent a night in the Heb Hostel last week and had a fantastic time. Christine, the owner, could not be more welcoming and goes above and beyond what would be expected. Hostel is spotlessly clean, rooms spacious, beds comfortable.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank david r
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

This place puts a new interpretation on hostel. Quality space with excellent facilities, this is the one to stay in. If you are looking for a hostel service you will be delighted with this place

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms better as ground floor room close to front door
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Colm C
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Excellent hostel, friendly owner. Clean, all mod cons, the bathroom in the ladies dorm was excellent and the bunks were comfortable. Very well positioned near both the ferry and bus station.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Thank larnarlass
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Additional Information about Heb Hostel

Address: 25 Kenneth Street, Stornoway HS1 2DR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Lewis > Stornoway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Stornoway
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Heb Hostel is a family run backpackers hostel in the centre of Stornoway, heart of the Outer Hebrides. Ideally situated close to the Stornoway-Ullapool ferry and main bus-station makes it a convenient stop/stay for travellers visiting the tranquil Western Isles. We offer 4 star accommodation at reasonable prices, close to all local amenities and our facilities include: cosy common room with peat fire; fully equipped kitchen; free self-service breakfast; comfy hand crafted beds; laundry; secure cycle shed; internet access and free wifi; hot showers; free bed linen; garden and BBQ area. We look forward to welcoming you here. ... more   less 
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