Membership of SYHA Hostelling Scotland provides access to all of our youth hostels in Scotland. In addition members can access over 4000 youth hostels in 90 other countries around the world through Hostelling International.

SYHA Hostelling Scotland membership starts at just £10 per year (free to students and juniors) making it great value whether you are travelling at home or abroad. A temporary membership fee of £3 each night is charged to non-members.

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How to Join

Complete the online application form
By phone:
 +44 (0)1786 891400
By post:
Download a membership application form
At a hostel:
Buy your membership at any of our youth hostels (excluding Glen Affric and affiliate hostels) please bring photographic ID when joining at our Youth Hostels

Please note: All new memberships to be posted outside the UK will be charged a postage and packaging fee of £2.50. Collection can be arranged at any youth hostel or posted free of charge to a UK postal address. Replacement membership cards will be charged at £5 for life memberships and £3.50 for all other cards. Please contact the Membership Team to arrange.

Membership Categories & Prices

Membership Type1yrLife
Young People (up to 16yrs) FREE £100
Student (ID Required) FREE £100
Adult (16yrs+) £10 £100
Senior (60+) £8 £100
Family & Friends (up to 9) £14 n/a
Groups (10+) £25 n/a
Temporary (per overnight) £3 n/a

Free Membership

SYHA Hostelling Scotland offers free membership to under 16’s, students in full time education and Young Scot NEC card holders. To get a Young Scot NEC card call the Young Scot Info Line on 0808 801 0338.

Membership Benefits

Access to All - Youth hostels in Scotland and over 4,000 in 80 other countries around the world through Hostelling International dual membership.

Supporting Our Network - Helping us to deliver our charitable purposes and youth activities.

My SYHA - Enables members to manage their membership details online and gain access to exclusive members' offers.

Special Offers - Members' preferential offers on accommodation, as well as car hire and sightseeing tours, to visitor attractions and shopping.

Annual Hosteller Magazine - Keeping you up-to-date with news, events and holiday ideas. Click here to view your online copy of 2015 Scottish Hosteller Magazine

Monthly E-Newsletter - Packed with news, events and special offers.

Opportunities to Join Members' Groups - Our Members Groups are another way to meet like-minded individuals who share a particular interest or hobby.