The Experience

Food and Drink

Enjoy a taste of Scotland

From households Scottish brands such as Walkers, Mackie’s and Simon Howie, to freshly roasted coffee and locally crafted beers and ciders, we’re proud to showcase some of the best produce Scotland has to offer. However we don’t rest on our laurels. Our food and beverage range continues to be reviewed regularly to ensure we can meet the needs of our guests, move with times (in terms of flavours and products of choice) whilst considering seasonality, freshness, quality. Sustainability is also a key factor in our procurement process, sourcing local where possible, monitoring and managing food waste and using a supplier base that limits our carbon footprint.

Our Wee Breakfast

Our Mini Continental Collection

Get your day off to a strong start with our mini continental collection, offering all you need to set you up for the day.

Our ‘Wee Breakfast’ offers you a choice of cereal, toast served with butter and jam, fruit and a pot of Rowan Glen yoghurt. Enjoy with breakfast juice and a hot drink of choice.

Available at: Achmelvich Beach, Braemar, Crianlarich, Durness, Glenbrittle, Glencoe, Kirkwall, Lochranza, Port Charlotte, Ratagan and Tobermory Youth Hostels.

 

 

Continental Breakfast

Our Continental Breakfast

A choice of cereals with chilled milk from Graham's Family Dairy in Bridge of Allan, Rowan Glen yoghurt pots made from local Scottish farmed milk, a selection of fresh fruit, cheddar cheese, sliced ham from Brown Brothers of Kirkconnell, croissant or petit pan, and toast with Graham's Dairy butter. Served with breakfast tea or coffee and a glass of fruit juice.

Refill your cup of tea or coffee to your heart's content!

Available at: Aviemore, Broadford, Cairngorm Lodge, Edinburgh Central, Gairloch Sands, Glasgow, Glen Nevis, Inverness, Oban, Pitlochry, Portree, Rowardennan Lodge, Stirling, Torridon and Ullapool Youth Hostels.

Cooked Breakfast

Scottish Full Cooked Breakfast

Premium pork sausage from Simon Howie in Perthshire (vegetarian option available), bacon, free range eggs (fried or scrambled), baked beans, Scottish traditional potato scone from McGhee's Family Bakery in Glasgow, grilled tomato, Hall's of Scotland special recipe black pudding and sauce portion (tomato or brown) served with toast and butter from Graham's Family Dairy in Bridge of Allan. A choice of jams and marmalade is also available along with cereals, breakfast tea, fresh filtered coffee and fruit juice.

Refill your cup of tea or coffee to your heart's content!

Available in certain hostels for group dining.

Vegetarian Cooked Breakfast

Scottish Vegetarian Cooked Breakfast 

2 vegetarian sausages, free range eggs (fried or scrambled), baked beans, Scottish traditional potato scone from McGhee's Family Bakery in Glasgow, MacSween's vegetarian haggis, sauce portion (tomato or brown) served with toast and butter from Graham's Family Dairy in Bridge of Allan. A choice of jams and marmalade is also available along with cereals, breakfast tea, fresh filtered coffee and fruit juice.

Refill your cup of tea or coffee to your heart's content!

Packed Lunches

Packed Lunches

Ready for you to take on your travels, our hearty packed lunches have a choice of freshly prepared sandwiches, a packet of Mackie's crisps, a Tunnock's caramel wafer and tea cake, choice of fruit, and a bottle of Strathmore water.

Please be aware that Hostelling Scotland are legally obliged to charge 10p for a carrier bag if you require one.

Hot Snacks

Retail

Perfect if you are caught short or just want to supplement your meal, our hot retail items are quick fix items prepared to order.

The breakfast range satisfying both sweet and savoury taste buds includes flavoured porridge pots and breakfast baguettes.

The evening savoury food ‘on the go’ range consist of flavoured noodle pots and an array of paninis including classic vegetarian options.

Self-Catering

Self-catering offers the freedom to suit yourself – dine out and sample the local restaurants or cook yourself with goodies bought from local shops and markets. It really is the best of both worlds! All of our hostels have well-equipped guest kitchens so you can rustle up breakfast, lunch or dinner with ease.

 

Café Bars and Shops

Café Bars
Café Bars in many of our larger hostels serve a range of snacks, soft drinks, specially selected Scottish bottled beers and ciders and wine throughout the day as well as freshly ground coffee from our local supplier Italian Aroma.

Youth Hostel Shops
Many of our youth hostels contain a small shop where it is possible to purchase a number of items including confectionery, crisps and soft drinks. These shops also stock a range of essential toiletries such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste. Properties which carry a premise licence also stock a selected range of beers, wines and spirits.