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.

Hogmanay in Scotland

Hogmanay in Scotland

Find out about the history and traditions surrounding New Year in Scotland. From fireworks and first footings to fresh air and stunning scenery, Scotland has it all. 

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.

Lock Down Stories

Scotland Digs 2021

Try something different on your next visit. Give fieldwork a try or see some archaeology in action in 2021 - visit or volunteer at one of Scotland's many archaeological digs. 

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Quickly find availability of all our Hostels in your chosen area of Scotland.


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Latest Reviews

Winter retreat

“Not many people around at this time of year but great that Morag’s is still open. Not much atmosphere (due to the lack of people) but warm, comfortable and clean. Best value in the west Highlands by a long shot. ”

2 Dec 2021


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