• Go on a Green Getaway

    Posted by SYHA 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Top 5 Arran Hikes

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Scotland is a world-class destination for hiking, whether you’re into climbing up small hills or massive mountains, or even just enjoying a coastal stroll. This vast country boasts myriad choices for those with the right clothing, a map and a compass, which can make it hard to choose where to go and...

  • Getting out and about near Glenbrittle

    Posted by Neil Robertson on

    If you long for an escape from the hubbub of 21st century life, then the remoteness and dramatic scenery of Glenbrittle could be just the thing you’re looking for. With Skye as popular as it is as a travel destination, it is a wonder that such a spot still exists. Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is one of...

  • Volunteer Diaries: Laura

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    My name is Laura, I am currently volunteering for SYHA Hostelling Scotland as part of German volunteer placement organisation Sozialer Friedensdienst (known as SFD). Over the past seven months I have worked in Aberdeen and Glasgow Youth Hostels and now I am working and living in Edinburgh Central...

  • Celebrating Nature in the Cairngorms

    Posted by Charlotte from Cairngorms National Park on

    About Cairngorms Nature The words National Park are not dished out lightly – they signify a country’s best bits of the landscape and are recognised the world over. The Cairngorms National Park is one of the last wildernesses we have left in the UK. It is a place of sheer abundance having more high...

  • Exploring Lochranza, Arran on a SYHAdventure

    Posted by Susanne from Adventures Around Scotland on

    If Arran is Scotland in miniature then Lochranza must be one of the prettiest Highland villages you could ever visit and Lochranza Youth Hostel is located in a prime setting to take advantage of the breathtaking surroundings. I was staying for my second #SYHAdventure and if I thought the view from...