Grinneabhat Hostel

North Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DA


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The Grinneabhat Hostel  is situated in the village of Bragar. The building is named Grinneabhat after the loch which lies behind it.  Formally an old school the building was transformed, and is now community owned and run. As well as the hostel the building houses an exhibition and cultural space as well as a café. By staying at Grinneabhat visitors would be supporting sustainable community development. We are also a registered Scottish Charity.

The Whalebone Arch is on the door step of Grinneabhat and a short distance from the Arnol Blackhouse.




  • By Car
  • By Cycle
  • By Walking

Accommodation Type

  • Self Catering Holiday


  • Cafe / Restaurant available on site


  • Children Welcome


  • Bunk Beds
  • Electric Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Indoor Drying Facility
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities on Complex
  • Linen Provided
  • Log Fire
  • Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
  • Shower
  • Tumble Dryer


  • Disabled Access
  • No Smoking Permitted

Languages Spoken

  • Gaelic Speaking

Leisure Facilities

  • WiFi


  • Rural Location

Payment Methods

  • Bank Transfers Accepted
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • Paypal
  • Solo Card
  • Switch Card
  • VISA Card


  • January

Special Requirements

  • Business Travellers
  • Disabled Citizens
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Families
  • Groups Welcome
  • Non smokers
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers


  • Cycle Rack
  • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
  • On Public Transport Route

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  • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020

Opening Times

Café open 11am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday (Sit-In) and 11am – 2pm (Takeaway) Building open 9am – 5pm (Monday – Friday) and 10am – 4pm (Saturday) (25 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Café open 11am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday (Sit-In) and 11am – 2pm (Takeaway) Building open 9am – 5pm (Monday – Friday) and 10am – 4pm (Saturday) (25 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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