Join Hostelling Scotland today!

Join today and save when you stay!

Choose from a lifetime membership or an annual membership and you will; SAVE £30 on all RentaHostel bookings, SAVE £3 a night every time you stay, get access to 'Member Only' Promotions and benefit from discounts with key retail outlets and local visitor attractions.


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Buy your membership at any of our youth hostels (excluding Glen Affric and affiliate hostels). Please bring photographic ID when joining at our youth hostels.


Why Join?

  • Explore Scotland and save money every time you stay.
  • Save £30 on all RentaHostel, exclusive private hire bookings.
  • Gain access to +4,000 hostels around the world with dual membership of Hostelling International.
  • Take advantage of exclusive ‘members only’ promotions.
  • Enjoy a range of membership benefits, from discounted admission to visitor attractions to savings at retail outlets and travel services across Scotland.
  • Subscribe to our monthly E-Newsletter for latest news, events and special offers.
  • Sign up to MyHostellingScotland and manage your membership and bookings online. 
  • Be part of a community and make new friends through hostelling 

As if this wasn’t enough, your support will help us give children, young people and families, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, a chance to explore Scotland through our youth, volunteer and community programmes.

Reasons to become a Hostelling Scotland member

  • See Scotland on a budget with access to all our youth hostels.
  • Enjoy access to over 4,000 youth hostels in 90 other countries around the world through dual membership with Hostelling International.
  • Thanks to your support we're able to give children, young people and families a chance to explore Scotland and discover the joy of hostelling, through our youth, volunteer and community programmes. You can find out more about them here.

  • Best price guarantee: we promise the best rate every time you book with us directly.
  • Special members-only offers including reduced price admission to visitor attractions across Scotland, savings in retail outlets and discounted travel services.
  • MyHostellingScotland account which enables members to manage their membership details online. Once you have your membership number, create your MyHostellingScotland account for exclusive access.
  • Access our annual Handbook online, packed full of interesting articles, holiday & activity ideas and a full hostel guide.
  • A monthly E-Newsletter updating you on the latest news, events and special offers - Sign-up here.
  • Be part of a community and make new friends through hostelling

Membership categories and pricing

Types of Membership


Daily £3.00 per overnight
Annual £20.00 per annum
Annual by Direct debit £15.00 per annum
Lifetime £150.00
Single Trip Group Membership (10+ people) £30.00 per booking

Above rates apply from 5 April, are non-refundable and may be subject to change. Please note, for child protection purposes, minors (under 16 years old) must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old.

Hostelling Scotland offers free membership to Young Scot NEC card holders and Duke of Edinburgh participants - please email for more details. To get a Young Scot NEC card call the Young Scot Info Line on 0808 801 0338.

Please note: All new memberships to be posted outside the UK will be charged a postage and packaging fee of £2.50. Collection can be arranged at any youth hostel or posted free of charge to a UK postal address. Replacement membership cards will be charged at £5. Please contact the Membership Team to arrange.

Sign up to My Hostelling Scotland

Sign up to My Hostelling Scotland and make the most of you membership!

Register with My Hostelling Scotland and you can not only manage your bookings, you'll also be able to manage and renew your membership online - check your booking details, order a new card, update your contact information and find out about exclusive promotions - it really couldn't be easier!