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

This mini version of our 'Hosteller's Choice' breakfast will help get your day off to the best possible start!

Our ‘Wee Breakfast’ offers a choice of hearty cereals served with a side of fresh natural yoghurt from local Scottish farmed milk accompanied by a selection of fruit compotes or a berry, coconut & seed topper. Bloomer toast served with butter and jam followed by a piece of fruit to complete the meal.

Enjoy all this with choice of fruit juice or a mug of breakfast tea or filtered coffee.

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

Our 'Hosteller's Choice' Breakfast

Our ‘Hosteller's Choice' breakfast offers all you need for a busy day ahead!

Choose your favourite from 6 cereals on offer including reduced sugar and gluten free options. Fresh natural yoghurt accompanied by a selection of fruit compotes or a berry, coconut & seed topper or fruit salad on the side. Bloomer toast served with butter with a choice of sweet or savoury toppings including: cheddar cheese, jam and other spreads. For those with a sweet tooth we also offer baked croissants or pain au chocolate. Enjoy all this with a glass of fruit juice or a mug of breakfast tea or filtered coffee. 

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

Our Full Scottish Cooked Breakfast

Opt for our full Scottish breakfast and you can choose from the delicious range of food available from our 'Hosteller's Choice' Breakfast as well as a delicious hot plate with Scottish favourites such as Simon Howie premium pork sausages, black pudding and a traditional McGhees potato scone.

You can also refill tea or coffee to your heart's content!

With a vegetarian version also available, our cooked breakfasts will definitely set you up for a busy day exploring!

Available at Cairngorm Lodge and Oban Youth Hostels and for larger parties to pre-book at our Edinburgh Central and Inverness Youth Hostels

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.

Our Self-Catering Kitchens

Take advantage of Scotland's world famous natural larder!

Self-catering offers the freedom and flexibility to suit yourself – dine out and sample the local restaurants or cook up a storm in our self-catering kitchens with the delicious range of ingredients available from local shops, markets and suppliers. 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.