Stirling 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.
Four star VisitScotland accredited Stirling Youth Hostel is set in the grounds of stunning Erskine Church, just a short walk from historic Stirling Castle, high above the town centre, with magnificent views over the surrounding area.
A perfect choice for groups, families and individual travellers, the hostel offers a range of comfortable en-suite rooms and spacious shared accommodation, many with great views over the surrounding countryside. Guests can opt for continental breakfast served in our bright and spacious dining room, or make use of our large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen. Dinner and packed lunches are also available by prior arrangement for groups of ten or more. Please remember to pre-book your food.
Other facilities include free WiFi, private lockers, USB plug sockets, two large lounge areas and a meeting room for private use. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.
Limited on-site car parking available.
Stirling Youth Hostel is a great base to explore the many attractions in and around the area. The Castle and Old Town Jail are just a short walk away, while The Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Visitor Centre can be reached by car or public transport. Blair Drummond Safari Park (open March to October) is easily accessible by car for a fun family day out. Edinburgh and Glasgow are within easy reach with good public transport links to both cities.
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
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- Friendly, helpful staff
- Fantastic location very close to Stirling Castle
- Great Breakfast!
- Secure lockers
- Luggage storage
- Private ensuite rooms available
Facilities & Services
Open all year (November-March: Thursday to Sunday only, RentaHostel available all year)
April to October open 07:00–23:00 (night porter 23:00–07:00). November to March open 07:00–22:30
16:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:00
En Suite Rooms
Suitable for Groups
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Access with limited mobility
Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Suitable for Wheelchair Users
17/09/21Lovely location, convenient access to train station. Very simple and efficient booking in and leaving. No access to facilities due to covid restrictions made it tricky to eat and drink. It would have been good to have access to a cold water machine and a hot drinks dispenser. Otherwise a very clean, convenient and good value for money.
04/09/21Very satisfied with everything. I also had very good weather. First experience in a long time of a hostel and so many upgraded facilities. Really appreciated the tea, coffee and water in the hall. Even had a parking space with no trouble over three nights. Will definitely hope to return and also to sample other hostels. Was especially pleased to have single occupancy of a two bedded room. Number of other guests pleasantly low.
19/08/21An interesting building with a friendly welcome in a superb location for sight-seeing. The beds are comfortable and the showers are hot. Tea, coffee and milk are supplied (or is this just during Covid restrictions?).
15/08/21Excellent value, fantastic location, REALLY good shower, very helpful staff.
03/08/21We had an excellent stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean. Tea /coffee available but some areas limited due to Covid 19. It's in an excellent location - handy for the town centre and the Castle etc.
19/07/21I had a great stay here, hostel and staff were lovely and the location is great, it's slap bang in the middle of all the main attractions. I would recommend this to anyone wishing to stay in Stirling
11/07/21Impressive building. Room clean, reasonable size. Beds comfortable. Staff friendly and helpful. 4 min drive to Castle - Jail and Tourist Information next door. Highly recommended - value for your money.
07/07/21Obviously at the moment, the pandemic precautions mean that not all the facilities were available but the staff were helpful and welcoming and the hostel is in a fantastic location in the old town of Stirling.
29/06/21Excellent location, clean and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the old town
25/06/21We had a very nice stay at the Stirling Hostel. The hostel is located in a beautiful historical building next to many historical landmarks (Stirling castle, Old prison, Church of the Holy Rude). Ample parking, clean room, good breakfast. Great value for money.
24/06/21Superbly located in an atmospheric old kirk near the top of the old town. Check-in was very helpful and welcoming, for a comfortable stay. Sadly not quite the usual Hostelling Scotland experience, due to current restrictions, but doing everything possible.
20/06/21Stirling Y.H. is a perfect place to stay and relax , it's really clean everywhere, location is Perfect with stunning views almost next Door to the Stirling castle .Staff is working hard to make this a Home from Home , really Friendly , Helpful and Welcoming.Thank you to all
19/06/21Stirling Y.H. is a perfect place to stay , extremely friendly and helpful staff , very clean and Best location , HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
30/05/21Fabulous location, rooms very clean. Due to covid we could see much else of the hostel. Staff very helpful. Only issue was the room got quite warm, even with the radiator off and the window only opens slightly. But would stay again.
16/03/20Enjoyable stay. Refurbished historic building in city centre near to Castle. Good facilities - large kitchen, dining area and lounge. Comfortable en-suite rooms. Staff welcoming and helpful. Limited parking on-site. Clean and well maintained. Will be back!
26/02/20I used the Hostel to host a meeting and I have to say everything was perfect. Location is great, facilities were exactly what I was looking for, lunch was tasty and served in the bright, clean dining room. Aaron took care of everything with a warm welcome and friendly efficiency. I would definitely use the facilities again.
Jim Campbell, Shared Care Scotland
25/02/20We found the hostel to be central in the city, easily accessible by train. It was light and airy, clean, warm and comfortable. High standard of facilities. All hostellers ate together in large open dining room, whether self catering or not. Staff could not have been more friendly and helpful.
11/02/20That was great. Well located, friendly atmosphere
31/01/20Great Nights Sleep , nice Rooms , good Facilities , very friendly and helpful staff , lovely Breakfast cooked to order by the Girls and very very clean all around.
21/01/20Staff is great , extremely friendly and helpful , rooms also nice , clean all-round , good Breakfast and very nice self-catering kitchen to use for any one , location is perfect , 5 min from Stirling castle and other Historical sites and 7/8 minutes to city centre.
11/01/20Perfect for a city break, so much to see and do close to the hostel.
03/01/20As a large family party of 80 this hostel was ideal. The location is great, the catering (breakfast and dinner) was excellent, and great value for money. The shared spaces are big enough to accommodate everyone and the configuration of the rooms themselves mean you've got your own space to use when it's needed.
15/12/19A great place to stay and so close to all the places of interest in Stirling.
11/12/19Beautiful location, peaceful
10/12/19Emily and all the staff working very hard to make this a Home from Home . Everyone who works here is extremely friendly and helpful .Hostel itself is great , very clean and spacious . Close to Stirling castle , not far from city centre.
09/11/19A well located, friendly and warm base for a winter break. Thank you.
30/10/19Friendly, helpful staff, great location - if at the top of a hill! and great value for money.
23/10/19Every year i come back to the youth hostel in Stirling.
16/10/19This has been my hostel of choice for the last few nights of my last three Scotland trips. The location is great, being inside the old town walls & a couple minutes walk from Stirling Castle. There's plenty to do and the hostel is less than 1.5 hours to Glasgow Airport via commuter train & airport express bus.
14/10/19Great location, very friendly service and breakfast was very tasty. Great value for money
Reasons to visit
Stirling's central location makes it the perfect base to explore Central Scotland, with excellent transport links to both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The youth hostel sits in the heart of the town's historic quarter, a short walk from the Castle and Old Town Jail and close to the town centre with its shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife.
The town is a popular destination with visitors and there are a number of attractions within easy reach. The Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Visitor Centre are worth a visit to learn about Scottish history and from March to October Blair Drummond Safari Park is easily accessible by car - perfect for a fun family day out.
Other attractions within easy reach by car include Castle Campbell, Doune Castle, Deanston Distillery and Visitor Centre, the Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.