8 hostels with great things to do nearby
This hostel is based in a former distillery warehouse in the centre of the village. Islay itself is home to nine whisky distilleries, beautiful beaches, the Museum of Island Life, plus you can take the ferry out to explore other islands including Jura.
Book a stay at Port Charlotte
This 5-star hostel sits near the bustling town of Fort William. That makes it perfect for all the exciting activities that the UK's Outdoor Capital offers including Ben Nevis, the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way.
Book a stay at Glen Nevis
A converted primary school, this hostel has a large welcoming lounge with a wood-burning stove. Glen Prosen is part of the Angus Glens, so you'll be surrounded by green forests, tumbling rivers and heather-clad hillsides perfect for hiking, cycling and wildlife.
Book a stay at Glen Prosen
This former school gymnasium has been sympathetically refurbished, keeping its original charm. It's a great base for exploring north east Sutherland, with easy access to cycling, walking or the North Coast 500. Check out the local Heritage Trail which stats at the Timespan Museum & Arts Centre in this small harbour village.
Book a stay at Helmsdale Lodge
This 5-star island hostel sits in the centre of Lerwick and is consistently rated one of the best in the world by Hostelling International visitors. On the Mainland, explore the historical sites of Jarlshof, Clickimin Broch and Mousa Broch. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, spot wildlife and experience the culture and traditional music.
Book a stay at Islesburgh House
This hostel is small and intimate, with a lochside location and views towards Skye. It's a popular choice if you want to explore the outdoors, with a number of low-level scrambles and ridge walks nearby. The garden is perfect for launching kayaks into Loch Duich, plus Eilean Donan Castle is just 8 miles away.
Book a stay at Ratagan
Sail Loft in Portsoy
Book this self-catering bunkhouse accommodation in Portsoy and enjoy access to the outdoor decking area with seating, a walled garden and BBQ, and even a hot tub! Portsoy sits in the north of Aberdeenshire, a beautiful coastal spot with beaches, marine life, watersports and golf courses.
Book a stay at Sail Loft
This hostel sits on the west coast on the North Coast 500. It's obviously a great base for hillwalkers and climbers, but you'll also find archery, kayaking and mountain biking activities nearby.
Book a stay at Torridon