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 Hostels21 reasons to go Independent Hostelling in Scotland!

This year is the 21st anniversary of the Scottish Independent Hostel Association, so we thought we would provide 21 good reasons to go Hostelling this year..Find out more>


Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities 2014

Our member Hostels are now advertising jobs and volunteer opportunities for 2014 Find out more>

SIH Hostel Guide

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