Good enough isn't good enough for SYHA Hostelling Scotland! We've listened to your feedback and are working hard to improve Aberdeen Youth Hostel and provide the very best hostelling experience. Work is due to begin 23rd January 2017 and be completed early summer 2017. During the renovation period, we apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and support.

Please note that there will be no WIFI available during the refurbishment and, from 25 May to 31 July, reception and car parking will be temporarily relocated to the rear of the building. Please download our map for further information on access to the youth hostel during this time.

To ensure you get a good night's sleep, while work is in progress, there will be no noise between the hours of 18:00 and 08:00. If you have any queries before making your booking, please email

Aberdeen Youth Hostel is located in a quiet residential area on the west side of the Granite City, providing 4-star budget accommodation with 96 beds. A range of multi-share and private rooms are available, with facilities including a large self-catering kitchen, dining room and a common area for guests.

Aberdeen has something for everyone, with its striking granite architecture and a rich and inspiring history. Whatever your interests; Union Street is the main shopping destination with no less than five indoor shopping centres. The city centre is packed with cafes, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The Maritime Museum, St Machar's Cathedral, The Stratosphere and Aberdeen Art Gallery are worthwhile stops for those interested in the history and culture of the Granite City. Aberdeen has a lovely beach complete with its own promenade and an amusement park, great to entertain the kids. Aberdeen is a great base to explore the surrounding area, with tourist attractions Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven and Crathes Castle within 15 miles. Braemar and Royal Deeside are easily accessible within an hour by car.

Aberdeen Youth Hostel is within walking distance of the city centre, with regular buses outside the youth hostel. With the range of activities to enjoy in Aberdeen, this is a great location for individuals, groups and families.


If you are looking for large group accommodation or holiday cottages then we have locations across Scotland perfect for groups and family gatherings on a budget. See below for availability or click here for more information and to enquire.


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  • Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Food and Drink

  • Groups meals service
  • Individual meals service
  • Self-catering kitchen

Hostel Services

  • Bike store
  • Distance to nearest shop Nearby
  • Drying room
  • En suite rooms available
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry
  • Lockers/luggage store
  • Private rooms available
  • Suitable for groups
  • Total beds 96

Internet Access

  • Computers with internet access (FREE)
  • WiFi access (FREE)


  • Lounge/TV room


  • Distance to airport 6.5 miles
  • Distance to bus stop Outside Hostel
  • Distance to ferry 2 miles
  • Distance to train station 1.6 miles
  • Parking nearby (free/charges apply)


Open All Year

Tel: 01224 646 988

Reception open 07:00 - 02:00.

Check in 15:00 - 22:00 

Check out 07:00 - 10:00

Access to rooms from 14:00.

For a printable version of this information click here to download youth hostel fact sheet.

Please note that we do not accept stag or hen parties at any of our hostels.


8 Queen's Road, Aberdeen AB15 4ZT Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 1224 646988



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As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental issues, our youth hostels are assessed by Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification in the world. The assessment covers areas such as energy saving, waste minimisation, social responsibility and travel.

Aberdeen Youth Hostel currently holds a Silver award for Green Tourism. To read more about SYHA Hostelling Scotland’s Sustainability Charter, please click here. There are some quick and easy ways that you can make a difference and help us achieve our Green Tourism goals - to read our Responsible Visitor Charter and find out more, please click here.

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