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“Overnight stop”
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Heb Hostel
Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Overnight stop”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Stopped for night 1 on a motorbike trip around the Hebrides. Great location and great price. very clean and organised wee place. Free basic brekkie first thing in the morning was very helpful.Christine was very welcoming.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We had one night in Stornoway to dry out from a cycle tour of the Hebrides before we left early the next morning and Heb Hostel was the perfect place for us to stay. There was a drying room in an outbuilding which was perfect for all of our wet kit, a secure shed to put our beloved bikes in and luxurious bathrooms which were a welcome surprise. We bought dinner at Tesco which is a mere stone's throw away and enjoyed great company and board games in the cosy livingroom that evening.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights, the nicest hostel I've stayed in, en suite was fantastic and rooms exceptionally clean! What a bargain for 18 pounds a night! The location of the hostel couldn't have been more central, the perfect stornoway stop!

Room Tip: female dorm is definitely the best one!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

I stayed there for 5 days in January and it was the best choice ever! I was in the female dorm and it even had an en-suite (private) bathroom with 2 basins, toilet, bathtub, shower and even hairdryer. In the morning there is breakfast included (up to a certain hour), with toasts and cereal or the Scottish porridge. All the people who run the hostel were really nice and helpful in every way. I can only recommend this hostel to everyone thinking of travelling to Lewis!

Room Tip: Female only dorm. It makes you feel like if you were in a hotel instead of a hostel.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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scotland
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Thank you so very much Christine and Jean - you made my (unexpectedly early) arrival in Stornoway so very welcome and comfortable. Lovely place run by lovely people. My bed was ever so comfortable - and the en suite bathroom - well - it was amazing. Very well equipped and centrally located - you could arrive here with just the clothes on your back and comfortable see your way through a day or so... though a toothbrush is always advisable!!

Room Tip: I stayed in the ladies only dorm - wonderful.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

A superb family run hostel with lots of charm and atmosphere. Well equipt with lots of space, especially the dorms. It really does feel chilled out and relaxing almost bohemian. Jodie (I think it was Jodie) was especially helpful in locating areas she thought would be good to photograph around the islands. It makes a big difference finding somewhere thats warm, comfy and clean, its all of those. The price is unbeatable too. Loved it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Elgin
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Im not normaly a hostel person but the Heb Hostel has converted me. Christine and Jodie do everything they can to make you feel like you are at home with friendly smiles and a welcoming atmosphere.The sleeping areas are ideal, the common room is cauldron of fun and laughter and it is situated in a very central location. This place is the definition of 'value for money'.

Room Tip: Dont be put off by the room across from the common room, the heavy door and thick walls make for a v...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Heb Hostel

Property: Heb Hostel
Address: 25 Kenneth Street, Stornoway HS1 2DR, Scotland
Region: 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 9 Speciality 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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Heb Hostel Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis

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