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

Our CEO Margo Paterson sat down with Richard Baynes of The Herald to talk about how she become CEO of Hostelling Scotland and also the modernisation and changing times of 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 (September 21-23)

Scotland's crime writing festival Bloody Scotland returns!

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Spreading peace this September

We are delighted to be working with Hostelling International on a global peace building campaign, happening on September 21st.

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5 stars for Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

Congratulations to Caroline and the team at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel - they've been awarded 5 stars by VisitScotland. ...

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Let's go to...Ullapool

Ullapool Youth Hostel is recommended as a great place to stay by The Herald.

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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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Skye Live Festival (September 21 - 22)

Skye Live was founded on the Isle of Skye in 2015 with the aim of bringing top class music to one of the most magical Islands in the world.

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Torridon Mountain & Sea Festival (September 27 to 30)

This festival is for outdoor enthusiasts, lovers of Scottish real ale and live music!

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Loopallu Festival - Ullapool (September 28-29)

Annual boutique festival held at Ullapool Pier.

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