Independent Hostelling in Scotland

Hostelling in a Scottish Independent Hostel is a great low-cost way to explore Scotland.  Our Association represents over 120 individual privately-run Hostels located throughout Scotland, all quality assured by Visit Scotland.  All our Hostels have self-catering kitchens and other shared facilities and offer a range of rooms, from traditional bunkrooms to private ensuite family rooms to suit backpackers, outdoor enthusiasts, families, couples and groups. Use our accommodation search to find the right Hostel Accommodation for you.

Scottish Independent HostelsGet Outdoors this Autumn!

Read our top tips on what some of our Independent Hostels can offer if you want to get outdoors this autumn.
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Orkney standing stonesIndependent Hostelling in the Orkney Islands

Scottish Independent Hostels have no fewer than 13 members throughout these islands.  For an affordable trip with lots of local knowledge provided, Hostelling in Orkney is an excellent way to explore Find out more>

SIH Hostel Guide

The SIH Hostel Guide 2014 is available to download in PDF format here. Download