• Why 2017 is the year to try the North Coast 500

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Forget Route 66. Turn your steering wheel away from the Great Ocean Road and forget about the Pacific Coastal Highway. If you want to drive, ride your motorbike or cycle under big skies along the open road enjoying some of the world’s finest scenery – not to mention savour boat fresh seafood, epic...

  • Exploring the Inverness area

    Posted by Neil Robertson on

    Inverness Youth Hostel comes with so many possibilities. Offering the high standards of cleanliness and quality facilities that I’ve come to expect from my travels around Scotland, the common areas and cooking equipment are particularly flawless and cover everything that a Highland traveller will...

  • Bikepacking Trails in Scotland: The Highland Trail

    Posted by Markus Stitz on

    When I think back to the two times I have ridden the Highland Trail, I am still not sure what made me tackle it twice, first on a singlespeed, then with semi-fat tyres and gears. After the first time I had sworn never to do it again, but that didn’t last long. For 2015 I was back on the list of...

  • A Winter's Tale - Volunteering in Crianlarich

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

     Volunteer, Julie, tells us about her time at Crianlarich Youth Hostel... "Over the last 2 months I have been volunteering at Crianlarich Youth Hostel, in the beautiful Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It was really easy to apply and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  "I decided...

  • Jonathan's Trip to Glen Affric

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Last month we were joined by nine young people from German volunteer placement organisations Sozialer Friedensdienst (known as SFD) and Internationaler Bund Volunteers‘ Abroad Programs (IB VAP). The volunteers will spend one year with SYHA helping out across the network whilst exploring and...

  • A Sunny SYHAdventure

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    This month we are inspiring you to Be SYHActive! Steffen our volunteer from Germany currently helping at the SYHA National Office tells us how he uses youth hostels as a great base for getting out and about to explore Scotland's more remote areas... It was our first summer-like weekend in Scotland...