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 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.

Hostels and Outdoor Pursuits

Hostels Re-Opening

SIH hostels are reopening with care across Scotland. 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.

Support Our Hostels

Support Our Hostels

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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Great features include: Hostels near you and My hostels.

Latest Reviews

Good place for a brief stay

“We stayed for one night only as we were on our way to Isle of Skye. The staff were very friendly and the room was basic but clean. No isssues re cleanliness and there was disinfectant at the entrance in the hotel. However as the room is so basic it would be hard to stay longer there. Also quite pricey although everything else in the area was even more expensive ”

16 Aug 2020


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