Aberdeen Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
This four star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel is located in the desirable west end of Aberdeen with excellent transport links to the city centre. Refurbished in 2018 and highly commended by VisitScotland, it’s an ideal choice for leisure and business travellers alike.
The hostel offers guests comfortable private en-suite rooms as well as spacious shared accommodation with private lockers for those exploring the city on a budget. Guests can opt for a continental breakfast, served daily in our café, or choose to prepare their own food in our well-equipped self-catering kitchen. The café also serves hot and cold drinks and a selection of confectionery and muffins throughout the day.
Relax in the large, bright, bay-windowed lounge, which has a wood-effect stove and wall-mounted television; or in the comfortable quiet room if you’re just looking to chill, chat or read up about Aberdeen’s must-see locations. Other facilities include free WiFi, excellent laundry and drying facilities, secure bike storage and free car parking to the rear of the building.
The hostel also offers meeting facilities for up to 50 with flexible catering packages available; ideal for groups and organisations looking for meeting space close to central Aberdeen.
Our quieter location is a pleasant 20 minute walk along a tree-lined road to Union Street - or hop on the number 11 bus for a short journey to the city centre.
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
- Exceptional service
- Comfortable private rooms
- Spacious lounge area
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
Access to rooms from 14.00
Private Rooms Available
En Suite Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Access with limited mobility
Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen
28/01/19An excellent stay in a very grand detached granite building in a quiet area near the city centre. Very spacious hostel with excellent facilities, looking very modern and scrupulously clean after recent refurbishment.
28/01/19Was a bit cold, especially in communal areas. Cold in the dormitory was sorted really quickly with an electric heater which was switched on by staff every afternoon before I arrived back. Much appreciated.
22/01/19Outstanding helpfulness with my many questions from Svetlana and her German ? colleague - sorry can t remember name.
26/12/18As ever, easy to book in (last minute as it always is for me). A warm welcome and a great place to lay my head.
22/12/18It was very quiet and clean
06/12/18Very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Exceptionally clean. Easy walk to Aberdeen town center.
05/12/18Best hostel I have ever stayed in. Incredibly clean, and a magnificent kitchen.
22/11/18The hostel lived up to its name and was hospitable. The staff were helpful and friendly, the signs were clear, the facilities were good. Keep up the good work please.
Diane from Dowerin (Australia)
15/11/18I had a really good time here, Aberdeen was wonderful, the hostel was in a good location for me as I do like to walk a little bit and enjoy the privacy of being just out of the centre. It was a decent plus that all the staff were friendly and would smile when you came in.
11/11/18Very friendly welcome and excellent facilities. Bus stop outside for easy connection to central Aberdeen and transport links.
09/11/18A beautiful property just off the city center with clean kitchens, bathrooms and a very useful wash basin in the room. Rooms are spacious and don't feel at all cramped, staff is friendly and helpful.
07/11/18A lovely, quite hostel.The hostel is equipped with a large kitchen and with a private bathroom and toilets in each room.
02/11/18Friendly welcome & a great place to stay for a city centre visit.
31/10/18Very comfortable stay for a school group.
30/10/18Great location in the city, nicely refurbished.
21/10/18Great hostel in a city centre location. Would use again.
20/10/18A lovely stay in a newly refurbished and spacious hostel. Very conveniently placed for access to city centre only 10 minutes walk away.
07/10/18First stay here & was delighted- definitely a 'return'. Safe bike storage, great service from the staff. Beautifully & tastefully decorated. Aberdeen is an outstanding hostel.
30/09/18Quiet location but within walking distance of city centre. Private en-suite room was very clean and comfortable. Good self catering kitchen.
25/09/18What's not to like. Its one of the best, if not the best hostels in Scotland that I've been too. It isnt quite as good as one or two YHAs down in England but it comes very close. Excellent welcome and repartee from Linda and her team, when in Aberdeen, its Hostelling Scotland Aberdeen everytime..... And no I wasn't paid to say this :-)
20/09/18Lovely little hostel. Definitly my first choice when coming to Aberdeen again.
13/09/18I had a very enjoyable week in a comfortable and clean room with a proper bed which was not a bunk. The staff were also friendly and helpful and I particularly enjoyed using the large kitchen where I not only cooked my chosen food but met several people from home and overseas. So impressed was I that I have another visit booked for early next year.
John Gordon Paul
13/09/18We travel with a baby and had no problems at the hostel. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. A perfect stay for us!
09/09/18I had a nice time staying at the Aberdeen Youth Hostel. It is located a bit out of town but it is not that far and just a nice walk from the town centre. The rooms are Really nice and the beds are comfy. There is a big kitchen with everything you need for a nice meal. The atmosphere in the hostel is lovely, lots of nice people around.
14/08/18Aberdeen has a kind of Cosmopolitan atmospere and collorful in its greynes.Also dont miss a daytrip to small city of Stonehaven, and take the walk to the castlearea. Its magnific panorama spots all over.
02/08/18Easy parking, 15 minutes walk to City, beautiful old building friendly staff. Ideal
05/07/18Will definitely keep this place in mind if traveling through Aberdeen again.
26/06/18Very easy to get to from city centre bus station using service X17Stagecoach.If wishing to visit areas of Aberdeenshire look out for Grasshopper Day Tickets to use on any bus
21/06/18We had a great stay. We arrived around 4-5pm with no reservation, the receptionist (Amelie?) was really helpful in getting us a room and checked in. The beds are super comfortable and the kitchen spacious and well equipped. I would definitely recommend this hostel.
30/05/18Good parking facilities and bike storage.
Reasons to visit
Aberdeen is often overlooked for the beauty of the Highlands or the bright lights and glamour of Edinburgh or Glasgow, but what many don't realise is that Aberdeen and the surrounding area possess many of the attributes that people love about Scotland - breathtaking scenery, mouth-watering food and drink, rich history and distinctive culture.
From the cobbled streets and historic university buildings in the north of the city to the quaint fishing quarter of Footdee to the east, the city of Aberdeen has something for everyone.
The newly launched North East 250 is driving route that takes you through Speyside, the Cairngorms, Royal Deeside, the East Coast and the Moray Firth Coast and looks set to emulate the success of the hugely popular North Coast 500.
Scotland's Castle Trail is a must when staying at the hostel, with around 300 castles. stately homes and ruins dotting the Aberdeenshire landscape.
No trip to Aberdeen is complete without a comforting dram or a pint of craft beer. Aberdeen is home to the UK's first BrewDog pub, not far from where the company began in Fraserburgh, and the wider Aberdeenshire region is home to a number of distilleries, so there are plenty of opportunities to sample Scotland's national drink.