Independent Hostelling in Scotland

Hostelling in a Scottish Independent Hostel is a great low-cost way to explore Scotland.  Our Association represents 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 HostelsPlan your family holiday

Hostelling is a fun and affordable way to have a family holiday and enjoy the great Scottish outdoors. View some of our family friendly hostels. Find out more>


Orkney standing stones Unique accommodation

Are you looking for something unique, quirky and full of character set in a beautiful location for your next holiday?  And affordable too of course! Find out more>


Scottish Independent Hostel Guide

SIH Hostel Guide

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