Enjoy all Scotland has to offer for paddlesports

Choose your adventure

With miles of coastline and an abundance of rivers and lochs, Scotland caters to every taste if you love paddling. You can choose between a wild or slow adventure, go on your own, join a guided tour or group experience.

Our highlights

  • Loch Voil & Loch Earn 
  • Laggan Avenue & River Garry
  • Oban Bay & Kerrera 
  • Belhaven Bay & Dunbar
  • The Summer Isles

Why are Scottish Hostels great for paddlers?

A variety of our hostels are situated on or very close to lochs, beaches and rivers. Scottish Hostels offer you: 


  • Drying rooms for your wet kit
  • Storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Local knowledge and expert advice on tours and activities 


If you want to find out which of our hostels are close to waterways, you can see the full list below or use our search facility.

Hostels ideal for a paddling adventure

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Tomrannoch Hostel

Tomrannoch Bunkhouse is set in the beautiful Trossachs, arguably the loveliest area in Scotland. We are situated on the side of Loch Earn, ten minu...
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Great Glen Hostel

If you are walking or cycling the Great Glen Way we are just minutes from the track, one mile north of Laggan Locks - either one or two days' walk...
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Saddle Mountain Hostel

Welcome to Saddle Mountain Hostel. We're a small and friendly 5 star hostel, located in the village of Invergarry in Scotland's Great Glen. The 20...
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Coll Bunkhouse

5* hostel accommodation in the Inner Hebrides. The beautiful Isle of Coll offers so much, whether you are into walking, stargazing, wildlife, divin...
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Loch Voil Hostel

Loch Voil Hostel is on the banks of Lochs Voil and Doine. It is remote, beautiful, surrounded by mountains including Munros, ideal for water sports...
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The Dolphin Inn

The Dolphin Inn has a stylish retro vintage interior which extends through its ten rooms, all situated on two upper floors. These include twins, do...
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Acheninver Hostel

Acheninver Hostel is on the Ben Mor Coigach Wildlife Reserve with panoramic views over the Summer Isles. There are mountain routes f...
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The Sail Loft

The Sail Loft's fabulous coastal location overlooks the beach and sea in the picturesque Aberdeenshire town of Portsoy. This self catering accommod...
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Argyll Backpackers

Conveniently located on the A83 between Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and just minutes from the NCR78, Argyll Backpackers is an amazing purpose-built 'gre...
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