There are 100s of reasons to try hostelling. Here are our top 11.
1. Friendly and welcoming hosts
We think our hostel hosts are awesome. Most hostel owners and staff are hostellers themselves, so they know how to make sure you have an enjoyable experience. Meet the people that are passionate about their part of Scotland.
2. A sociable experience
This is our favourite part of hostelling, meeting people of all ages and backgrounds, from all over Scotland and the rest of the world. Hostel kitchens and lounges are the heart of most hostels, so they offer a great place to mingle and swap stories in an informal and relaxed environment.
3. Make your budget go further
Generally, our hostels offer excellent value for money. If you’re travelling on your own and are happy to share a dormitory room with fellow travellers, you’ll get a great deal. If that’s not for you, most hostels also offer private rooms - single, twin, double and family rooms are available. That means you can share with your friends, family or partner.
Instead of going out to eat every night, cook up something special in the communal kitchen. And you can relax in the lounge after dinner with a hot drink or a glass of your favourite tipple.
There are Scottish Hostels all over Scotland. From the Scottish cities to the far flung corners of the Scottish mainland and islands. Our rural hostels are located in the most beautiful parts of Scotland with the great outdoors on the doorstep. Long distance paths are well served by Hostels so if this is the year for the big walk, check our members for accommodation along the route.
5. We don’t mind the muck
Hiking, biking, water sports, we welcome everyone. Many hostels offer drying rooms, washing machines, bike storage, local knowledge and a gathering place for like-minded people.