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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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Worth a Visit...

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Glasgow Youth Hostel

The youth hostel is a splendid Victorian townhouse, blending old with new, and offering rooms which vary in size from singles to eight-bedded, all ensuite. There’s also a self-contained apartment which sleeps up to six people! 

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Hostelling Scotland to exhibit at Skills Scotland

The Hostelling Scotland team will be exhibiting at Skills Scotland at Glasgow SEC from Wednesday, October 24 to October 25th.

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Glen Affric Youth Hostel nominated for Hostel of the Year

We're delighted to announce that Glen Affric Youth Hostel has made the shortlist for 'Hostel or Bunkhouse of the Year' at The Great Outdoors Awards 2018.

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Fiona Hyslop visits Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop visited Glen Nevis Youth Hostel on Friday, October 5th.

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Glasgow: The Illustrated City

Glasgow’s street art movement is vibrant and here's our pick of the Top 5 murals that make Glasgow…

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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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The Best Things to Do Around...Fort William

Travel blogger Migrating Miss stayed in Hostelling Scotland's Glen Nevis Youth Hostel this summer. She's written a blog recommending the best things to do in the Lochaber area.

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The Enchanted Forest, Pitlochry (October 4 to November 4)

Explore the stunning autumn woodland setting of Faskally Wood near Pitlochry as Scotland’s premier sound and light experience returns for 2018.

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Oktoberfest! - Glasgow (October 17 - 21)

Come and enjoy the amazing atmosphere at Glasgow Oktoberfest!

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Edinburgh Horror Festival! (October 25 to 31)

The Edinburgh Horror Festival is a multi-art-form event running over the weekend before Hallowe'en each year in the capital.

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