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Discover Scotland

With youth hostels in key locations across Scotland, we offer great value, flexible accommodation, expert local knowledge and a warm welcome for anyone wishing to explore and discover the real Scotland. From cities to islands, beaches and mountains and all points in between! With a great mix of private rooms and shared accommodation, we’re the perfect choice for groups, families and individual travellers looking to discover the real Scotland. All of our youth hostels are Visit Scotland accredited.

More than just a bed for the night!
As a non-profit charity with people and communities at our heart, our charitable youth programmes give young people and families, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, the chance to experience Scotland and develop their skills for life, learning and work.

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Edinburgh Metro - Our cheapest way to explore Edinburgh!

Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel takes over Edinburgh University’s halls of residence on the Cowgate, to provide great value accommodation for visitors to Scotland’s capital during the peak summer months. Come and stay in the heart of the action and discover all that Edinburgh has to offer from as little as £18 a night

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Youth Hostels say goodbye to booze bans, curfews and draughty dorms

Margo Paterson would make a great youth hostel warden. She’s welcoming and friendly, with just a hint of steel – you would never shirk a chore she set – and she is passionate about hostelling.

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The A82 Road Trip – one of Scotland’s hidden gems

Sometimes there’s nothing like jumping in the car and hitting the road.

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Bloody Scotland! - Stirling

Scotland's crime writing festival Bloody Scotland returns!

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Giving 160 young people the chance to discover Scotland

We are delighted to announce that 12 youth and school groups have been backed in the second round of Hostelling Scotland's Explorer Fund.

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Opening doors for young people to discover the real Scotland

Hostelling Scotland is proud to be working in partnership with The Scottish Civic Trust on the successful delivery of the Braw Buildings Project, as part of the Year of Young People 2018 celebrations.

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Glasgow Hostel Takeover

Hostelling Scotland ran a project in partnership with New College Lanarkshire from Monday 16th to Friday 20th April, to offer 6 students on the HNC and HND Travel and Tourism course a fantastic opport...

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Things to do in Oban – Your Top 5 Guide

Oban, in Argyll & Bute, is a popular seaside town in the Highlands.

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Glen Nevis Youth Hostel re-opens after major refurb

Hostelling Scotland is delighted to announce that Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, one of our most popular, has reopened in time for summer.

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What have you got planned this summer?

This season there is so much to see and do in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh, and in our largest city Glasgow.

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Orkney International Science Festival

One of the world's longest-established and most original science festivals, providing a platform for fresh ideas in an island setting.

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Pizza & Prosecco Festival - Edinburgh

Love pizza? Like prosecco? Then this event is made for you...

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Summer Sessions - Edinburgh

Summer Sessions returns once again to Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh and Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, filled with great headlining acts for all ages!

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