This was one of my two favorite hostels in four weeks of Scotland (the other being the Iona Hostel). I think for the most part the conditions of the place self-select for guests who have a sense of adventure and participation. Cleaning the place is NOT the warden's responsibility, so every morning some of us got together and swept, took out the trash, tidied the kitchen before going out into the day. It was an honor to care for this special place. The reviewer who complained about cleanliness has only himself to blame. Amazing base for hiking in the area and visiting Callanish and the Carloway broch. I stayed 3 nights, and time permitting I would have stayed another week at Garenin.
- Also Known As:
- Garenin Hostel Isle Of Lewis, Scotland