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 £6 per year 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.

Scottish Hosteller 2017

How to Join

Online application
By post:
Download the application form
By phone:
+44 (0)1786 891400
At a youth 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. Please contact the Membership Team to arrange.

Reasons to Become an SYHA Hostelling Scotland Member...

  • See Scotland on a budget with access to all our youth hostels.
  • Enjoy access to over 4,000 youth hostels in 90 other countries around the world through dual membership with Hostelling International.
  • Thanks to your support we are able to give children and young people the chance to experience a fun, curriculum led, action packed time away from home through our youth programmes.
  • Best price guarantee: we promise the best rate every time you book with us directly.
  • Special members only offers including reduced price admission to visitor attractions across Scotland, savings in retail outlets and discounted travel services.
  • MySYHA account which enables members to manage their membership details online. Once you have your membership number, create your MySYHA account for exclusive access.
  • You’ll receive a copy of our annual magazine, Scottish Hosteller, packed full of interesting articles, holiday and activity ideas. Click here to view your online copy of 2017 Scottish Hosteller Magazine.
  • A monthly E-Newsletter updating you on the latest news, events and special offers - Sign-up here.
  • Be part of a community of like-minded travellers and make new friends through hostelling or by joining a Members' Group.

Membership Categories & Prices

Types of Membership


Temporary £3 per overnight
Young Person (25 years and under) £6 per annum
Adult (26 years and over) £15 per annum
Life £150
Groups (10+ people) £30 per annum
Temporary Group (10+ people) £25 per booking

Above rates apply from 5 April, are non-refundable and may be subject to change. Please note, for child protection purposes, minors (under 16 years old) must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old.

Free Membership

SYHA Hostelling Scotland offers free membership to Young Scot NEC card holders and Duke of Edinburgh participants - please email for more details. To get a Young Scot NEC card call the Young Scot Info Line on 0808 801 0338.