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Independent Hostelling in Scotland

Hostelling in a Scottish Independent Hostel is a great low-cost way to explore Scotland. Individual travellers, couples, families and groups of all ages will all be assured of a friendly welcome.  Choose from 80 privately-run hostels located throughout Scotland from remote islands and small communities to bustling towns and cities. All our hostels have self-catering kitchens and other shared facilities while offering a range of rooms, from traditional bunkrooms to private ensuite family rooms. Use our accommodation search enquiry service to find the perfect hostel accommodation for you.

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We can’t wait to share the beautiful locations our hostellers call home.  Please check individual hostels for opening dates and facilities available. 

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Cycle & mountain biking

Many of our Hostels are ideally located as a stopover on a cycling route or for mountain biking trails, often providing specialist facilities and information.

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Many of our hostels are open and inviting guests to enjoy the magic of Scotland. Find out how you can help them keep their doors open for many years to come...

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Latest Reviews


Excellent Hostel

“Very much enjoyed my stay at Morag’s Lodge. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. The location was stunning and within easy reach of the centre of Fort Augusta. The en suit room was spacious and typical of a hostel, the bunk beds quite comfortable. The curry evening meal was fine, as was the packed lunch. Breakfast was let down by the barm cake that was quite dry. Overall excellent...”

11 Oct 2020

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