Independent Hostelling in Scotland

Hostelling in a Scottish Independent Hostel is a great low-cost way to explore Scotland.  Find a warm welcome and guaranteed standards of accommodation in all Scottish Independent Hostels (SIH), an Association of over 120 individual privately-run Hostels located throughout Scotland.  Independent Hostels have self-catering kitchens and other shared facilities and offer a range of rooms, from traditional bunkrooms to ensuite family rooms.  Many hostels cater for groups, with some offering exclusive use.  If you are a backpacker, outdoor enthusiast, family or group, explore our website or use our accommodation search facility 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 12 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