From backpacking bunkhouses to traditional blackhouses, and basic youth hostels to boutique huts in the forest, explore Scotland on a budget by staying in a hostel.
What Can I Expect At A Hostel in Scotland?
Hostels in Scotland offer a budget-friendly and sociable way to see the country. No longer just for the young, but for the young at heart too, hostels welcome everyone including families, groups, clubs, backpackers and solo travellers.
Book a hostel in Scotland and you can expect:
- a bed in an economic dormitory, or a chic and spacious private room with shared or private en-suite facilities. Some hostels can be booked out for large groups.
- self-catering cooking facilities where you can make breakfast or an evening meal - pots, pans, plates and cups will be provided, but don't forget to bring food, especially if the hostel is remote.
- a common room where you can meet other guests, often with a TV, books, games, and guides to the area.
- drying facilities for wet gear - hostels are great for backpacking or long-distance hiking.
- luggage storage facilities - your dorm bed will usually have its own locker, but it's worth bringing along your own padlock for extra security.
- free WiFi - so you can book tours, download maps or print tickets, or plan the next stop on your trip around Scotland.
If you choose a bed in a dormitory, it will most likely be split by gender, but some hostels also offer mixed dorm rooms. Most hostels provide you with a sheet and pillow but require you bring your own sleeping bag or duvet, however; some hostels hire these out for a small charge.