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 125 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.
Check out our Hostels which are located in areas offering fantastic outdoor activities, with many specialising in providing outdoor pursuits
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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“My friend Alex and I thoroughly enjoyed two nights in The Barn Hostel in Westray. Marvellous facilities, the finest fish and chips in Orkney only a mile away, friendly guests and welcoming hosts. We enjoyed cycling, walking the Noup Cliffs and the Castle o' Burrian. Lots of seabirds - including dozens of charming puffins - and a seal just outside our window! ”
16 Jun 2018
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