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.
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)
16:00 - 22:00
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
8/3/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat location and best value for price. Rooms rather simple but decent.
7/31/2022 12:00:00 AMFriendly helpful reception staff, clean decent room, simple continental breakfast.
7/29/2022 12:00:00 AMI have visited Stirling hostel 4 times and have found it to be a most welcoming and comfortable stay, from what i gleaned of recent occupation and staffing, your people are under a strain to maintain the high standards of such a marvelous site so close to heart of Stirling. I enjoyed meeting other guests from Europe and North America, who were full of praise for the Hostelling service.
7/29/2022 12:00:00 AMFantastic room. Fantastic shower - unusual in hostels. Great location.
7/22/2022 12:00:00 AMThe two best things about this location were it's proximity to the castle and other sites and the staff. The staff was very friendly during our stay.
7/2/2022 12:00:00 AMAnother fantastic stay, we love this hostel for a short break when we can't get to the Highlands. Ideally situated for exploring Stirling and the surrounding area, just a 40 minute train ride to Edinburgh too :)
6/25/2022 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our stay at the Stirling Hostel. The location was perfect and our room had an amazing view. The area and grounds were historic and charming. The atmosphere at the hostel was friendly and there was a wonderful mix of ages.
6/10/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat peaceful place to relax after a long day at the castle.
6/8/2022 12:00:00 AMThe Stirling Hostel was a wonderful place to stay. The staff were friendly and accommodating - very adaptive to helping us when our plans changed and we needed to check out early. Thanks for a great experience!
6/5/2022 12:00:00 AMLovely stay. Helpful staff, good facilities. Rooms comfortable enough for a nights sleep. Beautiful building and excellent location and noise was not an issue.
5/28/2022 12:00:00 AMThe Stirling Youth Hostel is conveniently located to four (4) of the most visited 'tourist' 'must sees' in Stirling - Right beside the Old Jail, which is right beside the Holy Cathedral, which is right beside Stirling Castle, and, down the hill to the Smith Museum. Additionally, there is a precious little 'bus', P2 that runs frequent enough so that you do not fall dead from the steep hill climb every day! It was quiet and everyone was very helpful and definitely happy to be 'back'.
5/23/2022 12:00:00 AMExcellent location, friendly staff, the take away breakfast was great!
5/17/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat location, quiet. Great value. Great coffee shop called Cisco's on Port St. is open early (7am)
5/16/2022 12:00:00 AMAn excellent stay. Brilliant building and fantastic location.
5/13/2022 12:00:00 AMThe hostel provided me with all I needed for my stay. It was clean and the staff absolutely lovely!
4/19/2022 12:00:00 AMWell gid!
4/18/2022 12:00:00 AMWhat a cracking location, a grand building and just great
4/7/2022 12:00:00 AMEverything was amazing. The staff were very accommodating and pleasant!
4/7/2022 12:00:00 AMVery welcoming staff. Hostel has great facilities and is in a good central location.
10/30/2021 12:00:00 AMEverything great - location, building, cleanliness, friendly staff.
10/18/2021 12:00:00 AMClean, comfortable and well kept hostel, very central, free parking available at the hostel, beds were comfy, rooms were warm and clean, all en-suite as well. Superb for a short stay.
10/7/2021 12:00:00 AMExcellent value, excellent location, highly recommended when travelling.
10/1/2021 12:00:00 AMBrilliant hostel, great facilities, fantastic location. A shame that the lounge & kitchen weren't open, but so close to pubs & restaurants it didn't detract from the stay.
9/30/2021 12:00:00 AMGreat location, nice staff, very clean
9/30/2021 12:00:00 AMGreat location and a good value for money!!! Also a good time to catch up on rest as very comfortable beds and clean sheets! Also not far from the City Centre so you can do your shopping and head back to your room! Not far from Edinburgh and good train connections to Glasgow, Inverness, Aviemore and Pitlochry!
9/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLovely 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.
9/4/2021 12:00:00 AMVery 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.
8/19/2021 12:00:00 AMAn 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?).
8/15/2021 12:00:00 AMExcellent value, fantastic location, REALLY good shower, very helpful staff.
8/3/2021 12:00:00 AMWe 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.
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.