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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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Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

We're pleased to announce that Glen Nevis Youth Hostel has reopened after major refurbishment works, and it's looking better than ever!

The new-look hostel, just outside Fort William, is located at the foot of the UK's highest mountain Ben Nevis, and is surrounded by spectacular scenery. Directly across the road from Glen Nevis is a path that leads you directly up to the mightiest Munro. 

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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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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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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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Sport in Glasgow

As far as Scottish cities go, Glasgow is absolutely spoilt when it comes to sports.

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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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Summer Sessions

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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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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Membership of Hostelling Scotland provides access to all of our youth hostels in Scotland. In addition members can access over 4000 youth hostels in 90 countries around the world.

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