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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.
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AndrewAwashere wrote a review Jun 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom90 contributions57 helpful votes
The Heb Hostel has been created from a traditional townhouse in the centre of Stornoway. As such, it is extremely well located and has been very well laid out to provide excellent facilities and comfortable rooms. Covid restrictions reduced Christine’s ability to open the full facility but she has done a great job in working out how to host travellers and keep to the rules. There is a shed round the back to keep bikes and a beautiful garden complete with Shepherd’s hut, a barbecue cabin and tree house all of which have been beautifully made and fitted into the garden so nicely. Christine who runs the hostel and her Dad, Tosh, are both hard working and lovely people who are very keen to make sure their guests are well looked after.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Sarah H wrote a review Jun 2021
Wokingham, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
A lovely stay at the hostel. Room was big enough for the 5 of us and beds were comfy with nice duvets. Christine wasn't around and we were looked after by her mum, who was very helpful sorting out the shed for our bikes. Breakfast was supplied which set us up for our early ferry.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Christine Macintosh, Owner at Heb Hostel
Responded 10 Jun 2021
Hello Sarah, Thank you for your kind review. Sorry I did not meet you in person, but hopefully we can welcome you back sometime in the future. Christine :)
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Bill Leece wrote a review May 2021
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We stayed for three nights in the shepherds hut in the garden at the rear of the main hostel. Great value for money; very private, very cosy and completely self-contained. An excellent choice during the Covid era. A different experience to staying in a standard hostel. You have everything you need including private shower and toilet. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Lewis and Harris. Christine was really helpful in placing the booking during the uncertain times due to the pandemic.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Christine Macintosh, Owner at Heb Hostel
Responded 10 Jun 2021
Thank you Bill for your kind review. Was a pleasure meeting you both. I think you took the good weather with you though, so you must come back :) Hopefully see you again, Christine
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EmmaTompkins wrote a review May 2021
London, United Kingdom14 contributions16 helpful votes
Lovely stay. Christine was so friendly and accommodating with our tandem bike and check-in. Breakfast was provided in our room (we weren’t able to use the kitchen due to covid restrictions) which was very unexpected and much appreciated. The beds were super comfy and clean. All in all, a great stay and would thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Christine Macintosh, Owner at Heb Hostel
Responded 10 Jun 2021
Thank you Emma, It was a pleasure hosting you both. Hope the rest of your trip went well. Christine :)
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katl16 wrote a review Jan 2020
Frankfurt, Germany40 contributions59 helpful votes
Pro: - clean room - friendly staff - good price for a private room Con: - we were in the second house, which was still in the prgress of renovation, so we didn't get so use the beautifull garden everybody talks about ;-) But it was still a very nice stay
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Date of stay: May 2019
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emilietrim wrote a review Oct 2019
Paris, France4 contributions
I stayed 2 nights in this nice hostel, very clean and comfortable. The owners are lovely and very welcoming. Ideally located close to the harbor, I totally recommend. Excellent value for money, with a bonus including breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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TheRamblingOne wrote a review Oct 2019
87 contributions44 helpful votes
Had a few good days of rest at this hostel.Good location (close to main bus station and shops, main attractions)very nice staff and owners.The owners are locals an can provide excellent information on what to visit, where to go.The place is very clean, cozy and has a good and calm vibe. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Christine M, Owner at Heb Hostel
Responded 6 Oct 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you visit again in the future. Christine :)
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mel029 wrote a review Oct 2019
motnreal191 contributions100 helpful votes
i loved this hostel. the location was perfect for us to take the ferry the next morning. the rooms were clean and the staff was nice and helpfull. we had the bedroom with 4 beds. it was a nice room but we did not have any keys.. but i guess that's the norm for that area i guess...
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Christine M, Owner at Heb Hostel
Responded 6 Oct 2019
Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed our hostel. I know the internal doors not locking may seem strange. We are fortunate to live in a place where it is quite normal. However, if there was ever an issue we would review it. Hope to see you again in the future, Christine
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LucaDofus wrote a review Sept 2019
London, United Kingdom38 contributions15 helpful votes
The hostel has an incredible homely feeling to it. Lovely lounge room, kitchen with all the essentials + also oil, spices, and free food if things need finishing. Cosy rooms with plenty of space and spotless clean. Staff always very helpful! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Christine M, Owner at Heb Hostel
Responded 6 Oct 2019
It was our pleasure :) We look forward to your next visit. Christine
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Emily wrote a review Aug 2019
Chester, United Kingdom214 contributions56 helpful votes
Stayed here while on holiday in Stornoway. We'd had contact off the owner Christine when we'd booked to confirm she'd received our booking and to contact her if there were any issues. Good to know we had a point of contact. We were welcomed by a volunteer member of staff when we arrived, who had just started dealing with another couple checking in - we got directed straight to the kitchen, being told to feel free to make ourselves a brew & she'd be with us as soon as she'd finished her other check-in - which she was, and was very helpful. She and one of her colleagues were very busy all evening with people arriving, but were clearly around and on hand to help. Our whole stay was comfortable, the beds are very sturdy and really comfy. All areas were clean and tidy. The kitchen was slightly crowded on our 1st night and 1st morning as it was so busy, however it was workable. Well equipped kitchen too. The hostel is also really well located - not far from shops, restaraunts etc. Thank you Heb Hostel for our stay, we enjoyed it.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Christine M, Owner at Heb Hostel
Responded 6 Oct 2019
Thank you for your kind review. I am very pleased our staff looked after you and will pass your comments onto them. We realise the kitchen is small for the amount of guests that the hostel accommodates. Unfortunately it is something we are currently unable to change due to restrictions relating to the historical interest of the building. Instead we have to rely on the courteousness of our guests and am pleased to say is rarely an issue. Hopefully we can make some adjustments in the future. Thanks again, Christine
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United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesOuter HebridesLewis and HarrisIsle of LewisStornoway
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heb Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Heb Hostel?
Nearby attractions include An Lanntair Gallery (0.05 miles), Stornoway Harbour (0.08 miles), and The Good Food Boutique (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Heb Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Heb Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Heb Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harbour Kitchen, Artizan, and The Boatshed Restaurant.