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.

Hostels and Outdoor Pursuits

Covid-19 Information

Scottland is at Level 0. We're delighted that most of our hostels are now open and welcoming guests. Please check individual hostels. 

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

Lock Down Stories

We can’t wait to share the beautiful locations our hostellers call home. In the meantime, our hostel owners are sharing their lock down adventures. 

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Accommodation Search

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


SIH app

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Great features include: Hostels near you and My hostels.

Latest Reviews

One night stay

“Staff were extremely helpful good breakfast excellent value ”

25 Jul 2021


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