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Hostelling Scotland opens four summer youth hostels in 2018

Hostelling Scotland is delighted to announce it will be offering four summer youth hostels in Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh, providing great value, flexible accommodation to budget-conscious travellers wanting to explore these popular city destinations in the height of Scotland’s busy tourist season.


Hostelling Scotland will open the doors to Edinburgh Haddington Place Youth Hostel (new in 2017); Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel, in Edinburgh University’s halls of residence on the Cowgate; Perth Youth Hostel in the Perth College halls of residence and Glasgow Metro at Margaret Macdonald House, The Glasgow School of Art’s halls of residence. Opening dates start from late June and run through to late August/early September, with individual youth hostel dates available at


In line with Hostelling Scotland’s mission to make more of Scotland more accessible to more people than anyone else, the summer hostels are part of a continuing strategy to expand the range of accommodation it can offer guests in popular Scottish destinations.


The four hostels will add an additional 517-bed spaces across the three cities – Edinburgh Metro 199, Edinburgh Haddington Place 143, Glasgow 110, Perth 65 – over the summer months. Accommodation types vary from self-contained flats to en-suite rooms perfect for individual travellers, couples, families and groups. Facilities vary by location and most include, self-catering kitchens, on-site laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi access (check individual youth hostels for details).


All four youth hostels are perfectly situated for anyone looking to explore and discover popular tourist attractions, outdoor activities, cultural and music festivals and events, shopping, restaurants and bars, with good transport links for onward travel to destinations throughout Scotland. Edinburgh Haddington Place, Edinburgh Metro, Glasgow Metro all benefit from central locations, while Perth Youth Hostel is just a short bus ride from the centre of ‘The Fair City’.


Hostelling Scotland Chief Executive Margo Paterson, said: “We are delighted to be in the position to offer our guests a wide range of high quality, affordable accommodation in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth in the busy summer months. Best price guarantee for these hostels can be found on our new website: and can be booked at home or on the go with your tablet or mobile.”



Media contact:

Paddy Cuthbert | Littlehouse Media | E: [email protected] | M: 07913 951717


Useful links:

Hostelling Scotland –

Edinburgh Haddington Place –

Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel –

Perth Youth Hostel –

Glasgow Metro Youth Hostel –


Hostelling Scotland on Twitter – #ourplaceisyours

Hostelling Scotland on Facebook –


Notes to Editors:

Hostelling Scotland is a self-funding charity operating a network of nearly 60 exceptional youth and affiliate hostels for the benefit of all those wishing to learn and experience what Scotland has to offer. Our unique sites provide affordable, comfortable, safe and quality-assured accommodation with a warm friendly welcome, local knowledge, activities and services for guests travelling around Scotland.


Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits including dual membership of Hostelling International, providing access to more than 4,000 youth hostels in over 90 countries worldwide. Surpluses derived from guest overnight income, along with membership income supports our charitable objectives including the provision of youth programmes and the maintenance of the hostelling network.

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