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 for those exploring the city on a budget. Guests can opt for a continental breakfast, served daily in our café (please remember to pre-book), 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.
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- Exceptional service
- Comfortable private rooms
- Spacious lounge area
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:00-10:00 and 15:00-23.00
Access to rooms from 14:00
En Suite Rooms
Suitable for Groups
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Access with limited mobility
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
28/11/19My stay was fantastic at Aberdeen Youth Hostel. Lynda was fantastic with my check-in and I had an extremely comfortable bed. The kitchen and facilities were well equipped and had everything you could need. I would definitely stay again.
07/11/19Ideal for staying en route to Braemar having arrived by train
04/11/19Lovely stay, comfortable and clean room, warm. Staff helpful and friendly.
22/10/19My first Boutique SYHA!!!Beautifully furnished, great ambience, and friendly staff
05/10/19Second stay at Aberdeen Youth Hostel and and falling in love with the place.Spotlessly clean, profession and really friendly team and so many places to chill and relax
28/09/19Loved the hostel and its facilities, would definitely recommend to a friend. And will certainly come back next year!
Luis Alejandro Garita
27/09/19Very friendly staff, excellent value, very clean facilities! Met some interesting characters :).
24/09/19A great hostel with excellent facilities and friendly staff, located far enough from the city centre to be quiet but close enough to enjoy a pleasant walk to Aberdeen's many bars and restaurants. I will definitely stay here again if I am ever back in Aberdeen.
18/09/19Super helpful and friendly staff.Spacious and freshly decorated interior.Pleasant outlook.
07/09/19Aberdeen Youth Hostel is a smart place with good facilities: a good size well equipped kitchen, large dining area, comfortable bedrooms with clean showers and toilets, a comfortable quiet place, a good place to watch TV, and good internet access via WiFi. The hostel is set in a good area of Aberdeen and there is a local Co-op grocery store 5 minutes walk away. The hostel staff are very friendly and helpful.
30/08/19Warm welcome with efficient check-in process. Lovely room in a Victorian house full of original features. Comfortable beds (I loved the quilt cover) in a newly decorated room.
18/08/19Nice place, clean room, nice stay
16/08/19Even though we had to wait a little bit to check in the staff was super nice and the atmosphere was great, everything was clean and taken care of. Would torally recommend and book again.
15/08/19Would definitely recommend Aberdeen hostel. The staff were friendly and the place was spotlessly clean.
Fiona from Brighton
10/08/19Really helpful and friendly staff
10/08/19I could say that was the cleanest hostel that I've been staying so far , big rooms , bathroom and shower in the room ?? everything spotless!
06/08/19The hostel is very clean, near the center and quiet. We'd love to have our private shower and toilet. The kitchen is well furnished. We'd like to come back!
03/08/19Private room , cheap , but not cheap quality , very welcoming and very clean, would defiantly recommend staying here
26/07/19Fabulous Hostel. Lovely service.
15/07/19Excellent, good location, appropriate facilities, neat & tidy.
09/07/19A comfortable stay in a beautiful old building with welcoming helpful hosts in an excellent location with a good bus service into Aberdeen city centre & surrounding areas should someone not wish to walk.
03/07/19A fantastic overnight in a comfortable hostel with lots of character. Staff were cheerful and helpful and the location allows for a peaceful night whilst not having to walk too far to the city centre.
28/06/19Easy access to the city centre on the frequent bus service is a big plus when visiting the local attractions.
27/06/19It was a wonderful warm welcome. Room clean und cosy. Beautiful house. Kitchen: everything you need/want. Alltogether: excellent experience. Recommend, and would like to go again.
15/06/19Excellent hostel with good self catering facilities.
03/06/19A nice place to stay, 25 mins easy walk from the busstation :-)
23/05/19We stayed in a private 3 person room and it was lovely and clean with a really good ensuite - amazing shower! Friendly staff, quiet hostel. About a 25 minute walk into town, but there were buses stopping right outside the door.
- Exceptional service
- Comfortable private rooms
- Spacious lounge area
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.