There is a certain romance about staying at a Gatliff hostel, but the basic matter of food supplies needs consideration. Howmore lost its village store and so the Co-operative outlets at Daliburgh, South Uist, and Creagorry, Benbecula, are the nearest suppliers. Berneray has the luxury of a local shop relatively close to the hostel, Ardmaree Stores on the way to and from the ferry. The Co-operative is at Sollas over the causeway and some way on. A stay at Rhenigidale needs some planning with three options. Tesco and the Co-operative in Stornoway; independent grocers in Tarbert or at Ardashaig; the Community Shop on Scalpay, if you are having a drive around. When it comes to delivery options, they are coming, but could take a long time. The nearest online shopping services have reached Skye, with Asda coming three times a week.