We travel but we're not tourists!

Experience Scotland

If you love to travel but don’t want to feel like a tourist. If you want to escape the everyday and find adventure. If you want to live life like a local and discover Scotland’s great outdoors. If you want a warm welcome, a comfortable bed and a place to chill with delicious food, a local beer and an amazing view…

…we think you should choose Hostelling!

What to Expect?

From groups to families and individual backpackers we’ve got a fantastic range of Scottish Hostels to meet all of your needs!

All of our youth hostels are quality-assured and graded by VisitScotland offering a comfortable range of private, en-suite and shared rooms.

The majority of our youth hostels are licensed and offer a selection of food and drink, along with well-equipped self-catering kitchens, drying rooms and laundry facilities.

Over 70% of Hostelling Scotland’s customer-facing team have now completed WorldHost Training, showing our commitment to excellent customer service.

There’s a warm welcome waiting for you at any of our hostels!

Our place is yours




When are we open?

Youth hostel opening dates and reception times outwith the main holiday season can vary - for example weekend opening only.

Please check our website or call or email the relevant youth hostel directly.

As a guide, the reception desks of small rural hostels are normally open between 7.30-10.00 and 17.00-22.30 and are generally closed during the day.

Our city hostels are normally open 24 hours.