Family friendly

Places to stay and things to do for all the family

If you think hostels are not for you and your family, think again! Hostelling really is an eye-opening, mind-expanding experience no matter your age. The atmosphere is a social one so families can meet others from all over the world with different languages, cultures and ideas to share. These are places where you bundle out of the door and straight into the great outdoors. Most of our hostels are in rural areas so you won’t be far from the hills, forest trails, lochs or the sea.

Self-catering

Kitchen facilities are great if you’re on a tight budget. They’re ideal for warming bottles, fussy toddlers and hungry teenagers. We love a good spaghetti bolognese, but you can also try out some amazing local produce – from berries and veg to salmon and haggis!

Saving cash by cooking up a storm in the kitchen means you can treat yourself to to a tasty lunch in a local café or an adventure experience for the whole family.

Mucky pups

No one in our hostels will raise an eyebrow when you return from your day’s adventure less than pristine. Dry out your boots and coats in our drying rooms, enjoy a hot shower and make yourself a hot chocolate – you’ll be as good as new.

Relaxed atmosphere

Most of our hostels have lounges to relax in, read a book, play a board game and get your WiFi fix.

 

Why our hostels are great for families

Our hostels are perfect for those looking for a budget break. We’ve got loads on offer to make your stay easy, most hostels offer:

  • family rooms with bunk beds for the kids
  • choice of en-suite or shared toilet/shower facilities
  • self-catering kitchens
  • laundry facilities
  • WiFi, games and books
  • relaxed atmosphere
  • great locations close to nature

And we can recommend loads of family friendly activities in the area.

Want to hear more? Read our blog and see list below of family friendly hostels.

Our family friendly hostels

Saddle Mountain Hostel

Saddle Mountain Hostel Mandally Road Invergarry PH35 4HP

Welcome to Saddle Mountain Hostel. We're a small and friendly place to stay, located in the village of Invergarry in Scotland's Great Glen. The hos...

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Ayres Rock Hostel

Ayres Rock Hostel is set on the beach on the island of Sanday. After a day exploring sit in the hostel conservatory the 7 bed hostel which is accre...
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The Attic

We are a 5 star VisitScotland accommodation providing a modern, stylish, comfortable space, consisting of six private rooms sleeping a maximum of 3...
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Craignure Bunkhouse

Craignure Bunkhouse is on the beautiful island of Mull. Situated just 350 metres from Craignure ferry terminal and the hub for the island bus servi...
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Ballater Hostel

Ballater Hostel is a 29 bed (sleeps 32) five-star large self-catering hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, just east of Braemar, in North Eas...
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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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John's Bunkhouse

Opened in 2018, John's Bunkhouse is a stylish, purpose-built hostel. Built on the footprint of a local 'blackhouse', it combines the charm of a tra...
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Birsay Outdoor Centre

The Birsay Outdoor Centre is situated in the northwest corner of Orkney mainland. The centre has been recently refurbished and offers comfortable a...
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The Barn Hostel

The Barn, situated on the edge of Pierowall Village, offers quality hostel accommodation and camping facilities. The Barn has a family room, three...
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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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Ross of Mull Bunkrooms

The Bunkrooms are 1 mile from the village of Fionnphort, the ideal location for exploring the Ross of Mull Peninsula with its dramatic cliffs, whit...
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Prosen Hostel

Set in Prosen, the most intimate of the Angus Glens, the Hostel is on the southernmost edge of the Cairngorms National Park, with easy access to th...
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Fraoch Lodge

Versatile and innovative, Fraoch Lodge is our self-styled “mountain lodge” providing the ultimate mix in flexibility, comfort and value for money....
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