Camping and Hostels

Camping and Hostels

Below are a selection of Campsites and Hostels on Lewis.

Camping and Hostels are becoming very well patronised in recent years, particularly with the advent of the Hebridean Cycle way.


Please follow firstly COVID 19.  and also the Scottish Access codes.  Please ask landowners before taking a vehicle or camping on their land.  Please take care of waste disposal.  I don't know of any toilet disposal  points on Lewis outside designated campsites.


Galson Farm Hostel and campsites

Galson Farm Hostel

This wee cosy hostel is located close to the end of the Hebridean Way near the Butt of Lewis. This peaceful retreat has breathtaking coastal views and a short walk takes you to the beach. Ideal for individual travellers where you will meet new & interesting people, or book exclusive use for small groups and families on a budget. Discounts on longer stays. This shared accommodation consists of a 6 Bunk Dorm, 2 shower rooms and a fully equipped kitchen for all your self catering needs. Shops a restaurant, takeaway, local bus & taxi service all within easy reach. Website and  Read more 

Gearrannan Blackhouses

Gearrannan Blackhouses

Gearrannan Blackhouses

On the exposed Atlantic coast of the Isle of Lewis the blackhouse village of Gearrannan lies steeped in history and sited in an environment of outstanding natural beauty. Groups and individuals have the opportunity to experience traditional rural activities, learn about the rich history of the area, work, relax and socialise in a unique atmosphere. website and Read more

Camping and Hostels Laxdale holiday park

Laxdale Holiday Park

Located just on the outskirts of Stornoway, Laxdale provides facilities for Campers, Touring caravans, Motor vans and Self Catering holiday makers.  (35 pitches) Touring Pitches (19 with electric) Read more

Ravenspoint Centre

Ravenspoint Centre & Hostel

Our 14-bed hostel is located in the former schoolmaster’s semi-detached house immediately next to the shop and café and other facilities at Ravenspoint. We have three rooms of bunk-beds and operate an ‘open door policy’ with mixed accommodation. website and  Read more

Valtos Beach & Campsite

Valtos Beach & Campsite

Valtos Campsite

The location is absolutely wonderful, with a good pristine beach and crystal clear waters. Water and waste disposal available. A very good semi wild camping experience. PLEASE NOTE...THIS CAMPING AREA IS CLOSED AT THE MOMENT. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. Read more

Motorhome users

As a motor home owner myself I would ask that other visiting owners apply certain guidelines for  firstly COVID 19.  and also the Scottish Access codes.

Please ask landowners before taking a vehicle on their land?  Please take care of waste disposal?  I don't know of any toilet disposal  points on Lewis outside designated campsites.  If you are coming from the Uists, then there is one at the ferry terminal to Harris.

Please be courteous at passing points on single track roads.

Whilst on the subject of single track roads, the really big no no, is not letting people behind you pass.  Keep your eye on your rear view mirror and be courteous and signal them you are pulling in.  Always pull in to the left hand side, as we are used to passing efficiently, pulling in to the right hand side can end up in tears!  Islanders will normally wave their appreciation, so do so in response.

Finally, campsites and camping is an amazing experience on the Isle of Lewis, within some of the worlds best beaches and scenery.