Our youth hostels are perfectly placed to offer great value, flexible accommodation and a warm welcome to groups of varying sizes wishing to explore Scotland. From private en-suite rooms to shared accommodation, we’re well equipped to cater for any group needs and, with over 85 years’ experience, we are specialists in providing accommodation and travel services to groups.

With a dedicated booking office, our friendly team can work with organisers to provide packages across a number of destinations throughout Scotland, ensuring individual group requirements are tailored for.

From school and youth groups to university and student associations, sports teams to outdoor enthusiasts and touring groups, the range of facilities our hostels can offer makes us the perfect base for groups planning to travel throughout Scotland.

For larger groups it might be worth considering our RentaHostel exclusive hire as an alternative option.

Our youth hostel teams are experienced in working with groups and a great source of local knowledge, ensuring you can take full advantage of your stay with us.

Making a booking couldn't be simpler; our central Sales & Reservations team will ensure making an enquiry or booking is a timely and efficient process. The team can also help with travel arrangements, activity programmes and attraction information.

Group Youth Hostels

All of our youth hostels are well-equipped and graded by VisitScotland so guests can be assured of the regulated standards at each location. Hostelling Scotland’s green credentials are also recognised and graded by the Green Business Tourism Scheme; many of the youth hostels have been accredited with Silver and Gold level awards.


We have eighteen youth hostels well suited to serve groups in need of accommodation throughout Scotland. Choose from youth hostels in Aberdeen, Aviemore, Braemar, Broadford, Cairngorm Lodge, Crianlarich, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Metro, Glasgow, Glencoe, Inverness, Lochranza, Oban, Perth, Pitlochry, Rowardennan Lodge, Stirling and Torridon.

The above youth hostels all offer a range of shared as well as private rooms which can be made us of by group leaders, teachers or drivers.

Facilities and Services for Group Accommodation

  • Private & shared rooms
  • En-suite facilities (at many locations)
  • In-house dining
  • Meeting rooms & classrooms
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff on-site
  • Wi-Fi, free at most locations
  • Laundry and drying rooms
  • Bed linen & towels included (in private rooms)
  • Towel hire
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Central booking centre
  • Self-catering facilities

 Please note facilities vary at each location, please check individual youth hostel pages for further information.

For more information on group bookings, please contact our reservations team on 0345 293 7373 or email reservations@hostellingscotland.org.uk.