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“The 3 Amigos Cycle trip August 2014”
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Heb Hostel
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We ended our cycle trip of the Outer Hebrides with an overnight stay at the Heb, meeting French, English, Spanish and Australian travellers. We had a very comfortable stay, enjoying the little extras included in the price, like a cereal, tea and toast breakfast, free Wifi, a secure cycle shed and access to a lovely wee garden. Tosh (the proprietor's father) was an excellent host.

Room Tip: The single bed at the window upstairs in the room on the left is highly recommended.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Incredibly intimate atmosphere. Clean, comfortable, beautiful rooms. Even it was a pity to leave Stornoway and this hostel. The ratio price / quality is excellent. Location in the city centre. Thank you Christine for hospitality !

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

My father and I stayed here one night in the mixed dorm. It was all up to standard, very clean and staff on hand when they are needed. Free tea and coffee, a cosy common room and a little diary where tourists can write reviews of places to eat in town - a really cute touch.

It would have been nice if there was maybe one more shower/bathroom and there is a funny "Sleeping sheet" that they ask you to remove at the end of your stay - I wonder, does this mean you don't wash the other pillowcases and the fitted sheet?

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Heb Hostel is exactly what a hostel should be. I stayed here late last year and had a fantastic stay. The hostel is based central and a good distance to everything Stornoway has to offer. The couple running the hostel are incredibly friendly and accommodating and it takes next to no time to realise what a homely, safe and welcoming place it is. Tidy rooms, wonderfully comfortable beds and a contagiously friendly atmosphere, guests who have just met become friends and there is always advice and help on offer. If all hostels were like the Heb I would never stay in a hotel again. Absolute excellence in service. Well done guys.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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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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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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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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Thank Rachel M
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Additional Information about 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 8 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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