• Explore the Isle of Skye in Winter

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    Think the best time to visit the Isle of Skye is during the summer months? Think again! Kirsty from Portree Youth Hostel tells us why winter is a great time to escape to this this stunning island... Can you tell us about your experiences working in an island youth hostel? I’ve had a really nice...

  • Youth Hostels to Fall in Love with in 2018

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

      You might be lucky in love or still in search for that special someone but we know something that everyone can fall in love with and that’s – Youth Hostels!We have compiled a list of youth hostels from the UK and Ireland that you will simply fall head over heels for in 2018. Glen Nevis - SYHA...

  • Nest and Dressed reviews Edinburgh Central

    Posted by Nest and Dressed - Adele Clarke on

    A few weeks ago I escaped from the children for a well needed night away with my mum in Edinburgh. We were taking part in the Great Edinburgh Winter Run on the Saturday so arranged to meet up on the Friday afternoon for a catch up and a late lunch at The Ivy on the Square. If you haven’t been to...

  • Castles You Need to Visit in Aberdeenshire

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    You may be very surprised to find out that there are some magnificent castles all less than an hour’s drive from our Aberdeen Youth Hostel. Yes, it’s true! Dunnottar Castle How long will it take: 25 minutes’ drive from Aberdeen Youth Hostel. When it comes to beautiful coastal castles, Dunnottar...

  • Great Glen Way - Part 2

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    Glen Nevis Youth Hostel team member, Isabel, took on the Great Glen Way - a 79 mile route running from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east - back in July. Find out if Isabel managed to compete her epic trek in part two...Bidding farewell to Invermoriston was easy enough. There wasn't...

  • Go on a Green Getaway

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    Sustainability and eco-friendly travel are not always at the top of everyone’s holiday to-do lists. But you don’t need to sacrifice home comforts in favour of travelling responsibly. Here’s how you can do your bit… Hostelling is a great way to get out there and explore Scotland guilt-free. Our...

  • Great Glen Way - Part 1

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    Glen Nevis Youth Hostel team member, Isabel, took on the Great Glen Way - a 79 mile route running from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east - back in July. Find out how Isabel got on during her one woman trek across Scotland... It was the last night of June and I sat on the back porch...

  • 10 Reasons to Take a City Break in Aberdeen

    Posted by Kay Gillespie - The Chaotic Scot on

    This month our Aberdeen Youth Hostel turns 60. To celebrate we asked travel blogger, Kay Gillespie - The Chaotic Scot, to explore the Granite City and give us her top tips for a city break in Aberdeen - find out more below...A weekend in Aberdeen? Sure, why not. The most I had seen prior to my...

  • 48 Hours in Lochranza

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    If you’ve ever been to Arran you will already know that there is plenty to see and do on a glorious island that is understandably dubbed ‘Scotland in Miniature’. What you may not have realised if you have just swished through the northern charmer of Lochranza is that there is plenty to keep you...

  • Ultimate Dramtastic Islay Whisky Guide

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Scotland is lucky enough to boast hundreds of whisky distilleries. They are dotted the length and breadth of the country, from the southern climes of Dumfries and Galloway all the way up to the Northern Isles. There is one place in Scotland – or rather one island – that for me knocks the corks off...