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)
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
23/05/22Excellent location, friendly staff, the take away breakfast was great!
17/05/22Great location, quiet. Great value. Great coffee shop called Cisco's on Port St. is open early (7am)
16/05/22An excellent stay. Brilliant building and fantastic location.
13/05/22The hostel provided me with all I needed for my stay. It was clean and the staff absolutely lovely!
18/04/22What a cracking location, a grand building and just great
07/04/22Everything was amazing. The staff were very accommodating and pleasant!
07/04/22Very welcoming staff. Hostel has great facilities and is in a good central location.
30/10/21Everything great - location, building, cleanliness, friendly staff.
18/10/21Clean, 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.
07/10/21Excellent value, excellent location, highly recommended when travelling.
01/10/21Brilliant 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.
30/09/21Great location, nice staff, very clean
30/09/21Great 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!
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
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.