Looking at hostels in Scotland, one thing is evident. Things aint what they used to be, and that can be said of hostels anywhere. These days they’re more like 3 star hotels.
No longer looking like hovels and confined to back streets, modern day hostels can be found anywhere, from city centres to country villages, and beautiful seafront locations.
Discerning travellers have picked up on this, and see hostels as the ideal choice for budget accommodation. For one night stays, backpackers, hikers, skiers and short family breaks, a good hostel ensures that most of your money stays in your pocket.
And of course, that leaves you free to splash out on other things!
I used to consider hostels as a last resort, but not any longer.
Apart from the savings, they really do represent good value for money. Let’s be honest, if you’re planning on going anywhere for a short break, or hiking, cycling, skiing, kayaking, or any outdoor activities, you really don’t need a 5 star hotel do you?
An added bonus is that most good hostels now offer private facilities, and the extra cost will usually be little more than £1 per night. Not much for some privacy, is it?
See the Scotland Travel Information page for all the information you need for travelling to Scotland. Get advice on passports and visas, currency, weather, holiday extras, useful travel links and much more.
Plan in Advance ….
A gentle warning ….. Don’t leave your booking arrangements until the last minute.
Scotland is a very popular destination for outdoor activities, with parties arriving from all over the world, so our hostels can tend to be “fully booked” more often than not.
So it would be wise to book your accommodation ahead of your trip. This is highly recommended if you intend visiting more than one place.
But whatever the reason for your visit, hostels in Scotland offer convenient, cost-effective and decent accommodation, with many choices and beautiful locations.