Independent Hostelling in Scotland

Hostelling in a Scottish Independent Hostel is a great low-cost way to explore Scotland, always assured of a friendly welcome.  Our Association represents over 125 individual privately-run Hostels located throughout 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 HostelsEnter our Autumn Competition!

We are giving away 21 free hostel stays, all in idyllic locations, for September and October 2015.  There is a variety of accommodation on offer including dorm beds, twin rooms and family rooms. Find out more>


Orkney standing stones Special Offers

Check out our special offers for autumn and winter 2015 for groups, families and individual travelllers. Find out more>


Scottish Independent Hostel Guide

SIH Hostel Guide

The SIH Hostel Guide 2015 is available to download in PDF format here. Download