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25 Kenneth Street, Stornoway HS1 2DR Scotland
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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-serve laundry
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AndrewAwashere wrote a review Jun 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom90 contributions55 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
Sarah H wrote a review Jun 2021
Wokingham, United Kingdom5 contributions
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 with family
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
Room Tip: Quite, private and self contained.
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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 contributions15 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 as a couple
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 contributions39 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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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 (0.08 km), Stornoway Harbour (0.1 km), and The Good Food Boutique (0.1 km).
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, The Boatshed Restaurant, and Artizan.