Depending on the last time you went to a youth hostel you may have memories of overcrowded dormitories and having to do chores such as sweeping, mopping and perhaps even helping out at communal dinners. Nowadays the face of youth hosteling has changed, and offers quality accommodation with all sorts of perks and options to suit everyone.
Private and family rooms
While dormitories are still the mainstay of many hostels you will also find private rooms for two and family rooms that are ideal for when you want to get away with the kids or a small group of friends. En-suites are also available so you don’t need to worry about waiting in line for the showers in the morning.
For a family reunion or festive getaway with a difference why not consider renting an entire hostel? With a selection of hostels sleeping 22 up to a whopping 105 you can host a celebration of enormous standards. Hostel kitchens and dining areas are spacious and well equipped so whether you are planning to cook meals as a group or let everyone fend for themselves in the culinary department you can be assured that there will be plenty of elbow room. And if you would prefer to not get the pots and pans out yourself, you can also arrange for catering options with your booking too
Location, location, location
With over 60 hostels in Scotland, you can choose one in the perfect location for your trip or visit. From City Center locations to out of the way spots that can only be reached by foot or bicycle you can stay in modern buildings or ancient crofts with a youth hosteling experience.
Add some activities
Guided adventures are becoming increasingly popular with a number of walking holiday options available where your guide, accomodation and often food is all taken care of for you leaving you free to enjoy doing what you love. Currently you can take on an expedition of the Skye Munroes and a Torridon Munroe walking trip. These trips are very popular and with groups sizes being kept purposefully small you will want to book in advance so as not to be disappointed or miss out.