Hostelling Scotland

Become an affiliate hostel

About Hostelling Scotland

Hostelling Scotland is a not-for-profit charity with over 60 youth and affiliate hostels. Since 1931, we have welcomed visitors from all over the world, providing affordable, welcoming accommodation in some of the best locations across Scotland. 

We pride ourselves in exceptional service, offering expert local knowledge and a warm welcome to all those with an adventurous spirit and who wish to experience the real Scotland.

Reasons to become a Hostelling Scotland affiliate

Summary benefits include:

  • Individual hostel entry on Hostelling Scotland website with a link to your own website including telephone number and email address optimising direct contact to your property for commission free bookings
  • Inclusive feature on google maps through the Hostelling Scotland website map with a direct link to your own hostel website which ensures your listing is advertised and easily found to potential visitors
  • Full entry listing in the Hostelling Scotland Handbook which is available in a digital format to all members
  • Opportunity to contribute to the growing conversation on social media about hostels and hostelling, working directly with our Marketing Team on content. Current reach: +21K Facebook, +5K Twitter, +2.6K Instagram and +1K LinkedIn with all channels growing steadily.
  • Opportunity to feature in our regular E-Newsletters which go out to approx 10K subscribers and enjoy an average open rate of 47%
  • Access to Hostelling Scotland Central Reservations team (available Monday to Friday, 0900 to 1700) who are on hand to provide information and pick up enquiries on your behalf giving peace of mind that potential bookings will not be missed.
  • Being part of the Hostelling International family with the opportunity to feature your hostel on the Hostelling International website thereby increasing exposure to global individual and group travel

Affiliates are also sent a step by step document making the initial setup as easy as ABC

What we're looking for?

  • Student/University sites
  • Key tourism destination sites 


Please contact:
Chris Watson
Hostel Operations Manager