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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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Stirling Youth Hostel

Behind the classical frontage of historic Erskine Marykirk lies the modern building of Stirling Youth Hostel - a great base from which to explore the many attractions in and around the area. Stirling Castle on its crag is just a few minutes away, but head downhill and you’re soon in the city centre where you can find excellent shopping, cafes, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Visitor Centre are worth a visit to learn about Scottish history and Blair Drummond Safari Park is easily accessible by car for a fun family day out.

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Our New Brand Identity

We have today unveiled a new brand identity which sees a change to our trading name and a fresh new look logo which we hope you love as much as we do!

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Aberdeenshire Castle Trail

You may be very surprised to find out that there are some magnificent castles all less than an hour’s drive from our Aberdeen Youth Hostel. Yes, it’s true!

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Bloody Scotland!

Scotland's crime writing festival Bloody Scotland returns!

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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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10% off Accommodation with ScotRail

Leave the car at home and take the train to some of our lovely youth hostels. Use the discount on a weekend break to one of our city youth hostels such as Inverness or even our flagship Edinburgh Central. Also, you could take the train up to Oban Youth Hostel and explore the gateway to the isles.

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Oban and Rowardennan Lodge in 360 degrees

Experience Oban and Rowardennan Lodge from the comfort of your armchair

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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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Hostelling Scotland Bucket List

If you’re thinking of hostelling in Scotland, then we have the ultimate bucket list for you to make your trip to Scotland one to remember forever. Here are 5 top places to visit:

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Explore the Isle of Skye in Winter

Think the best time to visit the Isle of Skye is during the summer months? Think again! Kirsty from Portree Youth Hostel tells us why winter is a great time to escape to this this stunning island...

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TRNSMT Festival

Scotland's major music festival returns for a five day event stretched over two great weekends.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The world's largest arts festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, returns with lots of acts and activities to keep you entertained throughout the month of August.

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The Enchanted Forest

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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