Stirling Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Stirling Youth Hostel is just a few minutes’ walk from historic Stirling Castle on its crag, with magnificent views over the surrounding area. Head downhill and you’re right in the city centre with its shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and nightlife.

Behind the classical frontage of historic Erskine Marykirk lies the modern building of Stirling Youth Hostel, set in its own grounds and with extensive views over the town and surrounding countryside. It’s a great base from which to explore the many attractions in and around the area.

The hostel offers a range of shared accommodation and private rooms, all en-suite, making it perfect for groups, families and individual travellers. Other facilities include a self-catering kitchen, dining room, two large lounge areas and a meeting room for private use. The hostel is licensed and meals are available on request. WiFi is free.

There’s limited car parking at the youth hostel but both train and bus stations are just a ten minute walk away.

Hostellers Love...

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

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Stirling Youth Hostel

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St. John Street, Stirling FK8 1EA Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:00 - 23:00 (night porter from 23:00 - 07:00 for late check-in)

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Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

En Suite Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Catering Available

Self Catering Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Secure Lockers

Shopping Nearby

Bike Store

Conference and meeting facilities

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Access with limited mobility

Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Suitable for Wheelchair Users

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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.