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Featured Hostels in Scotland

Hartfield House Hostel
4 out of 5
Hartfield Road, Applecross, Strathcarron, Scotland
The price is CA $35 per night

Situated by the sea, this hostel is in the same area as Applecross Beach and Bealach na Ba.

3.7/5Good! (82 reviews)
Beautiful location

"Hartfield house is located in a very beautiful setting. We stayed in the property for one night during our travels & had the whole property to ourselves. Run by amazing people & we had very nice stay! We will be coming back to stay!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 25, 2019

Hartfield House Hostel
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
2 out of 5
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $18 per night

Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Edinburgh Vaults, Royal Mile and Princes Street. Grassmarket and University of Edinburgh are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (749 reviews)

"First time, staying in a hostel. Pleasently surprised. Good central location jusy off the royal mile. Very reasonably priced. Good sized rooms with comfy beds and ensuite shower and toilet facilities. Good bar and food down stairs. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)
2.5 out of 5
2 West Port, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Located in Old Town, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Grassmarket, Royal Mile and Scotch Whisky Experience. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (82 reviews)

"It was really great the pods were very comfy and when i told them it needed clean sheets and pillow it was down straight away."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 22, 2019

Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)
Castle Rock Hostel
2 out of 5
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $102 per night

Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Witchery Tours, Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (291 reviews)

"This hostel was great all around!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

Castle Rock Hostel
Cowgate Tourist Hostel
2 out of 5
94 -116 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland
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The price is CA $75 per night

Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Parliament House, National Museum of Scotland and St. Giles' Cathedral. Royal Mile and Grassmarket are also ...

3.3/5 (57 reviews)
Basic, clean and cheap. No frills!

"Amazing price, so can't complain there! Comfort....mmm? Beds ok - standard hostel bunks, but nowhere apart from the bare floor to put anything. No hooks for towels, no shelves for phones, no little tables for wash bags....literally just a bunk bed and no other furniture or hooks in the room. I had ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2019

Cowgate Tourist Hostel
Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
2.5 out of 5
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $103 per night

Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Greyfriars Kirk, Grassmarket and National Museum of Scotland. Royal Mile and Princes Street are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (55 reviews)
Good hostel in a great location

"Used this hostel on a group trip to Edinburgh. Great location, everything clean and staff very helpful. They request a refundable deposit for group bookings."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
The St Enoch Hotel - Hostel
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Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hostel is steps away from St. Enoch Centre and Merchant City. George Square and Buchanan Street are also within 10 minutes. ...

2.9/5 (145 reviews)
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"Not really a hostel, just an old hotel repurposed as a hostel. They have dumped bunk beds in existing rooms, making it really cramped. The beds themselves are old and seem like they will give way anytime soon. Service is poor, I once entered the washroom only to realise there was no toilet paper. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2019

The St Enoch Hotel - Hostel
Euro Hostel Glasgow
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $38 per night

Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hostel is steps away from St. Enoch Centre and Merchant City. Buchanan Street and O2 Academy Glasgow are also within 10 ...

3.6/5Good! (966 reviews)

"Good value, excellent location, clean room, helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 27, 2020

Euro Hostel Glasgow
The Attic at Edenmill
2 out of 5
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The price is CA $92 per night

Situated in Glasgow, this hostel is 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Glengoyne Distillery and within 12 miles (20 km) of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and ...

4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
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"The view was awesome. It was fun."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 25, 2019

The Attic at Edenmill
Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite
4 out of 5
Coo Road, Ayre, Sanday, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $35 per night

This Sanday hostel is on the beach, 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from Cata Sand, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mainland and Start Point Lighthouse. Scapa beach and Quoyness ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Beautiful spot and cozy pod for the night even in the rain in October"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2019

Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite
West End Hotel - Hostel
2 out of 5
35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Located in Haymarket, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Princes Street. George Street and Edinburgh International ...

3.9/5Very Good! (136 reviews)

"Great service as usual, reliable and clean great value for money"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2020

West End Hotel - Hostel
The Hostel
2 out of 5
3 Clifton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Located in Haymarket, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and Princes Street. George Street and Usher ...

3.2/5 (157 reviews)

"Exceptionally nice staff and decent conditions. All in all, a great stay"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Scotland?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save more for fun things to do. You can check out the historic sites and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in quite a few different forms, but they all have three main qualities in common, including low prices, a social setting, and shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms).
What are the best hostels in Scotland?
Based on reviews from our guests, these hostels in Scotland have the best ratings: Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile - Located steps from Royal Mile. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with showers and free toiletries. Castle Rock Hostel - Located steps from Grassmarket. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) - Located steps from Grassmarket. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find lockers and linens in all rooms. Euro Hostel Glasgow - Located within a 5-minute walk of Merchant City. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Soprano Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Union Square Shopping Centre. Property features include free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk.
How many hostels will I find in Scotland?
If you’re hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in Scotland, one of Expedia’s 131 hostels could be a great choice for you.
What is there to see and do in Scotland?
Generally, Scotland is known for its historical sites, restaurants, and museums. Major attractions include Inverness Castle, Urquhart Castle, and Culloden Battlefield. Get out into nature with places like Cairngorms National Park, Ben Nevis, and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Cultural attractions include Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The SSE Hydro, and Royal Yacht Britannia.
What's the best way to get around Scotland?
You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Inverness (INV), 21.3 mi (34.3 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transit to get around. Nearby metro stations include Hillhead Station, Kelvinbridge Station, and Kelvinhall Station. To check out more of the area, hop on a train at Beauly Station, Muir of Ord Station, or Inverness Station.