L’auberge de jeunesse du Glen Nevis, Fort William

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Bunkhouses and Hostels in Scotland

Hostelling is for everyone. If you’re looking to connect with fellow travellers and explore the great outdoors, or you’re on a tighter budget, then staying in a hostel is an ideal choice. It is suitable for solo travellers, couples, families and groups of friends. Learn everything there is to know about hostels in Scotland, including all the benefits plus recommendations for families, pet-friendly, city centre breaks, and hidden gem hostels too.

What is a hostel and why should I go hostelling?

Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness city-centre hostels

A city-centre hostel is a great base to get to know a new city and to meet new people.

Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

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8 hostels with great things to do nearby

Looking for ideas on activities and attractions? These hostels all have exciting things to do nearby.

Auberge de jeunesse du Loch Ossian, Highlands

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Cool hidden-gem hostel ideas

Looking to get off the beaten track and try somewhere new? These hidden-gem hostels are perfect.

L’auberge de jeunesse de Cairngorm Lodge, Aviemore

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Family-friendly hostels

Hostelling is a great budget-friendly option for families. Think safe, clean and affordable accommodation with self-catering facilities for cooking, and local knowledge available from friendly staff.

Dog-friendly hostel recommendations

These hostels offer some extras for your pet, so you can bring the whole family on holiday!

7 things you need to know about hostelling in Scotland

What's new and how has hostelling changed?

Advice on booking a hostel

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