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Laxdale Bunkhouse
Reviewed July 19, 2012

I stayed at Laxdale for 5 nights, two in the bunkhouse and three camping! I found it to be a well resourced campsite with everything that you could need when away camping. The facilities are in excellent condition and are accessible 24/7 the owners were friendly and helpful and offered various insights in to local life and hints and tips of activities to do and see. They were also very helpful when our car broke and arranged with a local mechanic to get it fixed!

The bunkhouses are comfortable and have a well resourced kitchen and social room that offered a great base for travelling! We were attending the Heb Celt Fest and the site had a great buzz in the air and the site was a great venue for socialising with other campers and festival goers!

An excellent place to camp and see the island first hand!

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
Thank Jamie D
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

The place has a perfect location for exploring Stornoway and the north of the island. We were camping and found that the place was quite quiet (on a 5000 m2 field, we were approx 6-7 tents, so quite spaced out). Showers, laundry place and others were fine. The only negative point was that we had a baby and wanted to use the microwave from the bunkhouse to heat up the milk and somebody working there told us that it was forbidden for campers to use the bunkhouse's kitchen: we agreed on the principle, but would have liked to have an exemption for some baby's milk....

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank kri
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

Laxdale is mainly a campsite together with a 16-bed-bunkhouse, and I was at the bunkhouse for two nights during the Hebridean Celtic Festival in July 2010. The bunkhouse consists of 4 bedrooms sleeping four each, one bathroom with shower and toilet, one extra toilet, one extra shower, a kitchen, a living room and a drying room. All rooms are in one building, but there is no corridor connecting everything, thus all the doors leading directly outside. But there are porch roofs, so normally you can change between the rooms without getting wet.

The kitchen is very well equipped with two fridges, two stoves, and also everything else in really sufficient quantity. If the bathrooms are not enough, you can also use the bathrooms of the campsite, where is also a washing machine and a drying machine. The bedrooms are very, very small, but in an ingenious way so arranged (with curtains and enough height also in the lower bunkbeds) that you don't really feel cramped. Leisure time you cannot really spend there, but kitchen and living room are cosy and big enough. And in the bedrooms there are lockers where a normal backpack easily fits into. But, as the bedroom door is heading directly outside, you hear the people outside chattering and especially creaking through the gravel.

The staff is nice, and the bunkhouse is very clean.

The biggest disadvantage I felt is the location. From the Stornoway harbour and bus station you walk nearly half an hour. There are busses, but they are not going too often, especially in the evening. So, if you want to spend your holidays in Stornoway, you are too far off at Laxdale. But if you want to experience the remoteness of the Outer Hebrides, you are by far too close. In Laxdale itself there is not much to see and do. And the price is with 15 Pounds too high.

So, altogether, I would prefer Hebhostel, if I wanted to stay at Stornoway, but if Hebhostel is fully booked or if I would just look for a nice place to stay and read some books or something like that, Laxdale bunkhouse is fully convenient.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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1  Thank Littlespecter
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Reviewed May 22, 2009

Very laid back, welcoming but not intrusive if there are 3 or 4 of you you get a room to yourself. Its tiny but it doesn't matter . You have everything you need. Curtains alongside each Bunk bed. Good for family bonding-once in the room you can't get away from each other. Useful in todays times when a lot of families don't spend much time in close contact. Or if you have a teenager you want to keep an eye on. Nice Kitchen and Lounge.
Slept well.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank NickyBrighton_uk
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Reviewed November 13, 2008

I stayed at the Laxdale bunkhouse for 3 nights and have to say the bunkhouse is excellent. There are 4 rooms each with 4 beds a fully equiped kitchen, cokers microwaves and a large TV room

Place is in great location being only a 5 minute drive from Stornoway town centre. Place is spotlessly clean

Cost was £12 per night

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled solo
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1  Thank smc4761
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Helene H
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
Thank Dureentje87
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Additional Information about Laxdale Bunkhouse

Address: 6 Laxdale Lane, Stornoway HS2 0DR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Lewis > Stornoway
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Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Stornoway
Number of rooms: 4
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Laxdale Bunkhouse Stornoway, Scotland

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