SPRING IS NEARLY HERE AND
THERE'S LOTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO!
Easter Escape
You don't need to travel far to discover Scotland this Easter...

Head to Rowardennan to climb Scotland's most southerly munro Ben Lomond & be wowed by spectacular views of the Trossachs. Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel Manager Aaron told us about his top 5 things to do in this amazing area.
Planning an Easter holiday in Scotland? Take advantage of our latest offer.
Life's a beach
If you're looking for a beach holiday this summer there's no need to go abroad!

Discover Achmelvich Beach, one of Scotland's finest beaches. You won't be able to resist exploring miles of unspoilt coastline & clear waters - whether you're walking next to it, swimming in it, or trying out some water sports on it! Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel on the NC500 opens on April 6th but it's booking up fast so make sure you book in plenty of time to avoid disappointment!
Check out our website for more magical hostels in Scottish beach locations.
Your Spring Bucket List
Go whisky tasting on the Isle of Islay
It may only be 25 miles long but Islay has no fewer than 8 distilleries! Stay at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel which opens on March 31st.
Discover the ultimate
loch-side escape
Travel by train from Glasgow & switch off in the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Stay at Loch Ossian which opens on March 20th.
Climb the UK's highest mountain
Take on the mightiest Munro of them all - Ben Nevis! Stay at the fantastic 5* Glen Nevis Youth Hostel which sits at the base of the Ben.
What's on the menu?
From hearty breakfasts to delicious dinners and tasty food on the go, our hostels offer a range of local food & drink options.

We've also got fantastic self-catering kitchens so you can rustle up breakfast, lunch or dinner in the hostels at your own leisure! Food blogger Claire Jessiman visited Scotland's seafood capital to cook up a storm at Oban Youth Hostel using the town's finest local produce.
Coming soon...
Aye Write!
Glasgow's annual book festival kicks off on March 14th with a line up of best-selling authors from around the UK, including Val McDermid and Ian McEwan.
Edinburgh Science Festival
April's festival is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings & offers audiences amazing experiences through a diverse programme of events.
More great news...
We're thrilled to announce that our brand new Hostel Handbook is out now!
The Handbook is filled with articles from around Scotland, as well as an A-Z hostel guide. It's free for annual & life members & £5 for non-members. Join Hostelling Scotland today to get your free copy & save money every time you stay with us!