Become an Affiliate

About Hostelling Scotland

Hostelling Scotland is a not-for-profit charity with over 60 youth and affiliate hostels. Since 1931, we have welcomed visitors from all over the world, providing affordable, welcoming accommodation in some of the best locations across Scotland. 

We pride ourselves in exceptional service, offering expert local knowledge and a warm welcome to all those with an adventurous spirit and who wish to experience the real Scotland.


Reasons to become a Hostelling Scotland affiliate

Summary benefits include:

  • Individual hostel entry on Hostelling Scotland website with a link to your own website including telephone number and email address optimising direct contact to your property for commission free bookings
  • Inclusive feature on google maps through the Hostelling Scotland website map with a direct link to your own hostel website which ensures your listing is advertised and easily found to potential visitors
  • Free listing on Hostelling Scotland printed maps which are re-printed annually and issued around Scotland and North East of England (in 2018, 65,200 maps were distributed)
  • Full entry listing in the Hostelling Scotland Handbook which is available to all members and available in hostels and selected distribution centres around the country (Est. circulation 2019: 13,000)
  • Opportunity to feature in the monthly newsletter going out to over 10,000 subscribers (and growing) with an average open rate of 57%
  • Access to Hostelling Scotland Central Reservations team (available Monday to Friday, 0900 to 1700) who are on hand to provide information and pick up enquiries on your behalf giving peace of mind that potential bookings will not be missed.
  • Contributing to the growing conversation on social media about hostels and hostelling. Current reach 20K + Facebook likes, 4,700+ Twitter followers and 1000+ Instagram Followers, LinkedIn 687 followers with all channels growing steadily.
  • Being part of the Hostelling International family with an option to an entry on the
    Hostelling International website thereby increasing exposure to global individual and group travel
  • The opportunity to load availability and receive online bookings through the Hostelling International online reservations system

Affiliates are also sent a step by step document making the initial setup as easy as ABC

What we are looking for?

  • Student/University sites
  • Key tourism destination sites 


Please contact:
Neil McGougan
Deputy Hostel Operations Manager
T: +44 (0)1786 891 303