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 HostelsSpring Special Offers

Spring is here so why not plan an early getaway with some great special offers at our Hostels on the Isle of Eigg, the Isle of Lewis, Perthshire and the Cairngorms Find out more>


Orkney standing stones Events in our Hostels.

Many of our Hostels provide in-house events as well as great accommodation.  Find out whats coming up in April and beyond; walking, whisky, astronomy, bird spotting, mountain biking...
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Scottish Independent Hostel Guide

SIH Hostel Guide

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