Stirling Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

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 accommodation from comfortable private en-suite rooms to spacious shared dorms, 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.

Take a short flight over Stirling Castle

Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Wallace Monument

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Fantastic location very close to Stirling Castle
  • Great Breakfast!
  • Secure lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Private ensuite rooms available

For information on our COVID-19 practices and what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ’s section. Please also be aware of Scottish Government guidance when making your booking.

Stirling Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
St. John Street, Stirling FK8 1EA Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year (November-March: Thursday to Sunday only, RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours


Check in

16:00 - 22:00

Check out

07:00 - 10:00


Free Wifi

Private Rooms

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups


Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Secure Lockers

Shopping Nearby

Bike Store

Conference/Meeting Facilities

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Access with limited mobility

Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Suitable for Wheelchair Users

Guest Reviews

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.



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