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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a converted traditional blackhouse with 2 dorms, a family room, 2 shower rooms and a kitchen. It's a great conversion of an old building and the showers and kitchen are particularly good. The location is also impressive and only a couple of minutes from the coast. On the downside, it's not that comfortable as the sets of bunk... More 

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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

run for many years by John and Pat, he entertaining the histellers with storied like having been visited by the queen in hid weaving shed ... while his wife was carrying out the more official hostel work. great place until the other black houses were excavated and turned into some center for groups which really spoiled the hostel. The warden... More 

Thank mcmarkon
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Perfectly clean and modern. The beds are quite packed into the little rooms, but I found it fine. If it's a warm calm night, the midges WILL appear, so keep the doors shut. A bit remove from civilisation, so remember and take something for your dinner!

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Mars, Outerspace
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Hostel has just been refurbished and is in fantastic condition. Fascinating to learn the history and see the ongoing maintenance of the houses. Lovely place to stay and a really good, atmospheric place to stay and watch the sun set over the ocean. Handy to Callanish as well and you can go there anytime.

1 Thank AR123456_13
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I can't say enough good things about this hostel. It's beautiful, inside and out, and is brand new. The opening was in July 2013. I found the beds to be quite comfortable. The kitchen is large and a great meeting place at the end of the day for everyone staying at the hostel. The showers were warm, and with two... More 

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Tucson AZ
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33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2010

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... More 

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107 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2009

Brilliant location, cosy hostel. Rooms and showers spotless. Can't fault the place and would love to stay again.

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Glasgow, UK
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2007

The website tells you that you can't book this place which is bothersome, but we turned up anyway. Having got off the Ullapool-Stornoway ferry which was a new experience in rolling, pitching buoyancy, we made our way across to Garenin which took about 40 minutes. We arrived at the blackhouse village at about 9.30pm at night having not boooked and... More 

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Additional Information about Garenin Hostel

Address: Garenin Village, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Lewis
Price Range: €14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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