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Dog Friendly Hostel Accommodation

Many of our Hostels are very pleased to take friendly well-behaved dogs.  Terms and conditions apply to ensure the comfort of other guests so do check with the individual Hostel.  If you are intending visiting an area and want to find the hostels that take dogs, you can sent an email to all the Hostels in that area through our accommodation search facility and those Hostels that can help will get back to you.  See some of our Hostels throughout Scotland below who are happy to take dogs:


Galloway Activity Centre is family-run and dog friendly. It located on the shores of Loch Ken providing an excellent base for a wealth of outdoor activities. There is a charge of £3 per night in the bunkhouse for guests with dogs.  


Jessie Mac's is a luxurious hostel in Birnam, Perthshire, tucked away in the hills and forests of Big Tree country which is of course a doggie luxury too.  Dogs are very welcome in the private rooms. Find out more>  

Cairngorms National Park

Gulabin Lodge Outdoor Centre in Glenshee is happy to allow dogs in their downstairs rooms; they charge £3.00 a night to cover extra cleaning costs and you need to inform them in advance.  Find out more>

Newtonmore Hostel owners have three dogs of their own and can usually accomodate guests with one dog in the hostel and arrangements can sometimes be made for more than one dog.  Guests are encouraged to contact the Hostel by phone to make prior arrangements,  Find out more>

Loch Lomond and Stirling

Willy Wallace Hostel is perfect for accommodation in the centre of Stirling and Braveheart country.  Dogs are very welcome for guests who are booking double or family private rooms.  Find out more>

North East Scotland

Craibstone Rural College Campus just outside Aberdeen is also a great place for dogs, they especially love the extensive woodland.  Seasonal opening only when the students arent in residence. Find out more>

Findhorn Village Hostel accepts family pets when renting the hostel to a family group.  A one-off fee applies.  Findhorn is located in an area of outstanding beauty on the Moray Coast in the NE of Scotland.  If you have never explored this heavenly part of Scotland go now! Find out more>

North West Highlands

Farr Cottage Lodge is located in Corpach, near Fort William, a major centre for outdoor activities.  Certain rooms are allocated at the Lodge for guests with dogs so enquire before booking.  Find out more>

Thistle Award Winner Morag's Lodge at Fort Augustus provides free walking maps so that you and your dog can enjoy the stunning views! Inside the Hostel, dogs are only allowed in private rooms at a cost of £10 per dog and it must be per-arranged with the Hostel. If your dog is happy to sleep in the car it very welcome in the lounge & bar at no cost. Find out more>

South West Scotland 

Marthrown of Mabie is right in the heart of the Mabie Forest, in Dumfries and Galloway, away from the hustle and bustle of the world. Although only a few miles from the region's capital town of Dumfries, the sounds of modern life disappear. Marthrown of Mabie is a great spot to relax and unwind for people and dogs.  Well behaved dogs with responsible owners are very welcome.

The Outer Hebrides

Galson Farm Hostel on the Atlantic coastline of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides sleeps a maximum of  8 people.  It is therefore very popular as a rental for sole use which can be had at a discount and pets allowed. The fields are all fenced and run down to the river and shore accessed by its own network of footpaths.  This makes it ideal for your best friend to enjoy their holiday in complete freedom. There is no charge for four legged guests,but a donation into the PDSA collection box is requested. Find out more>

Drinishader Hostel is located on croft N°5 in Drinishader, a small quiet seaside village located on the east coast of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.  There are three rooms in the hostel. one of which can be booked with a dog, therefore it is essential to enquire in advance.  Find out more> 

The Isle of Skye

The Waterfront Bunkhouse on the shores of Loch Harport offers splendid views of the Cuillins as you walk your dog.  The bunkhouse welcomes dogs as does the Old Inn next door with a great selection of real ales for thirsty dog owners. Find out more>

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