Aberdeen Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the responsible lifting of restrictions and are delighted to be able to plan for the re-opening of our self-catering kitchens from 1st November. Drying room facilities are now available at many of our hostels but we would ask you to please contact the hostel team directly to allow them to manage your access. The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities in which we operate remains our main priority at this time. For more information on what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ's section of this website.
As you’ll appreciate, advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and we would ask all our guests to continue to refer to Scottish Government guidelines and Transport Scotland advice on travel and social distancing when making their booking. Please remember, this guidance may be different in England and Wales.
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.
For information on hostel accessibility please click here
- 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
24/02/20We had a lovely stay, no issues whatsoever, friendly staff
Edinburgh University Murder Mystery Society
21/02/20Perfect location, walking distance to city centre yet peaceful and quiet, nice spacious rooms, very clean, friendly and approchable staff. Well equipped kitchen, washing machine & tumble dryer available, big dining area, cosy lounges. Highly recommended 10/10.
19/02/20Great hostel with warm and friendly staff that have extensive knowledge of area. Great wifi and good location with a bus stop right outside the front door. The hostel is clean and has a contemporary modern feel.
10/02/20We had a really good 4 nights at Aberdeen YH. Nice, old building, 20 mins walk in and out of city centre or frequent bus service, nearby Co-op. Public rooms a bit chilly ( plug in heater available). Ensuite very good but needs a towel rail.
25/01/20Very good location with a nice walk to the city center. The facilities were clean and tidy. Free parking at the rear of the hostel was a bonus.
24/01/20Exceptional friendliness of staff, very good value, peaceful, nice location and building.
21/01/20We all had a very comfortable stay (all 23 of us). Check in was easy and the rooms were very cosy.
Scottish Youth Theatre
04/01/20Great hostel with really friendly staff. It's very modern and clean, with hot showers and strong wifi. Bus stop right outside the door .... so good location too. I have a great stay ...thanks.
10/12/19Good service very cooperative staff
07/12/19Super hostel, lovely room, great staff and easy to use 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
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.