• 4 Reasons to Visit Oban Year Round

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Oban is a place many people associate with summer, with enjoying fish and chips while they wait for a CalMac ferry and the seagulls squawk above. I’m a massive fan of Oban, though, and I reckon this Argyll resort town is a real year round charmer too. Many people think of Oban as somewhere you...

  • Stirling Competition Winner Visit

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    In June we ran a competition in our e-newsletter to win a 2-night-stay at our Stirling Youth Hostel. Also included in the prize was tickets to Stirling Castle and The Wallace Monument. We were extremely pleased to announce the winner as long time hosteller Richard Elloway. Richard had to answer the...

  • First Hostelling Experience and Oban Trip

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Our marketing intern, Jide, who has been with us at the National Office for the past few months, spent some time sightseeing in Oban and shares his experience on his very first stay at a youth hostel... Having visited many of the cities and towns along the central belt of Scotland, usually as part...

  • Yannik's Oban Adventure

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Hey there! My name is Yannik, I’m one of the German volunteers at SYHA Hostelling. Right now, I’m staying and working in Oban, a lovely town on the west coast of Scotland. A lot of travellers use Oban to start their tours to the Inner and Outer Hebrides and many of these individuals or groups also...

  • Chloe: My Time in Crianlarich

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Chloé, is a 20-year-old French student completing her final year of a degree in Foreign Languages and Business. Here she tells us about her time as a youth hostel volunteer... I was required by my university to undertake a 6-week work placement in a foreign country - SYHA gave me the opportunity to...

  • Robin McKelvie Begins His SYHAdventure

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Hands up if you presume that ‘youth’ hostels are just for young people? Hands up again if you fear you still have to perform chores at Scottish youth hostels? And a last hands up if you think the nation’s hostels are all just about sharing old-style dormitories? Well, I have to confess, until all...