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Hostelling Scotland

Tourism & Leisure

Hostelling Scotland is a not-for-profit charity with over 60 youth and affiliate hostels. Since 1931, we have welcomed visitors from all over the world, providing affordable, welcoming accommodation in some of the best locations across Scotland. We pride ourselves on exceptional service, offering expert local knowledge and a warm welcome to all those with an adventurous spirit and who wish to experience the real Scotland.

We remain true to our ethos and are proud of our charitable objectives, with people and communities at the heart of our organisation. Our charitable youth programmes enable young people to develop their skills for life, learning and work.


Glen Nevis Youth Hostel
A major redevelopment project is currently underway at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. The project will transform the hostel into a contemporary open-plan environment with modern facilities and a mix of private rooms and shared accommodation. The hostel will reopen in June 2018, and bookings are now being taken.

On reopening it will offer a range of high quality shared accommodation and private en-suite rooms. New facilities will include a comfortable, contemporary, open-plan living space with fantastic views of the surrounding area, a log-burning stove, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, drying room, laundry and secure bike storage.

Groups can choose a full catering service and cooked or continental breakfast is on offer for all guests who prefer to take the hassle out of preparing for their long day on the hills. We also sell a great selection of local craft beers and wines. With Britain’s highest mountain, a world class mountain biking course and some of Scotland’s most dramatic landscapes on its doorstep, the newly refurbished hostel will prove to be a popular destination.

Glencoe Youth Hostel
Set in one of Scotland’s most spectacular and historic glens, not far from Glencoe village, this alpine-style hostel provides an excellent base for walkers and climbers of all

Nearby Glencoe Lochan

abilities – not just in summer but all year round. Glencoe Youth Hostel is perfect if you're going for a scramble in Coire Gabhail – the dramatic Lost Valley – or tackling Britain’s finest ridge walk, the Aonach Eagach, which ends at the hostel. Visit the Glencoe mountain resort for skiing and mountain biking or cycle the Sustrans path to Oban. Or simply relax and be inspired by the dramatic scenery and history of this famous glen.

Popular with walkers, climbers and families, the hostel offers private en-suite family rooms as well as great value shared accommodation. There’s a large open-plan kitchen/dining room with generous cooking facilities, ample dining tables and, we’ve been told, one of the best drying rooms in the Scottish highlands!

Dogs are welcome at Glencoe, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.


Loch Ossian Youth Hostel


Loch Ossian Youth Hostel sits on the southern shore of Loch Ossian in the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor. With no road access, this traditional but homely eco-hostel makes a perfect base for hillwalkers looking to explore the area. It has plenty of low and high level walking to choose from, including a variety of Munros and Corbetts. Popular with cyclists, star gazers, wildlife watchers, groups and families, it’s a great venue for a celebration or a peaceful break. All accommodation is multi-share, but groups and families can book a dorm room for exclusive use.

Thanks to the development of locally sourced hydro power to complement the existing micro generated solar power supply, Loch Ossian Youth Hostel now has hot showers. There’s also electric panel heating throughout and all bed linen is provided, so no need for sleep sheets or sleeping bags. Other green initiatives include composting toilets, a
reed bed grey water drainage system and even bat-friendly paint!

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is only accessible by rail, bike or foot. Corrour railway station (Glasgow to Fort William line) is the highest mainline railway station in the UK and the youth hostel is a short, approximately 20 minute walk from the station along a well-made track.

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