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 HostelsXmas and New Year availability

For an alternative and affordable Christmas and New Year, stay on a Hebridean island, in the middle of a forest or join the local celebrations in a Scottish community 
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Orkney standing stonesCheck out our City Hostels with some special offers.

Winter is a great time to have a City Break and there is no more fun, friendly and affordable way than Hostelling. Perfect accommodation for Xmas shopping too!

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SIH Hostel Guide

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