Hostels with private rooms Scotland: Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands

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By the Way hostel in Scotland has private rooms

Many hostels in Scotland have private rooms. From Glasgow to the Scottish Islands and Edinburgh to the higlands of Scotland, you can book a private bedroom of your own for yourself, your partner or your family. Hostels and bunkhouses with private rooms have the benefit of a self catering kitchen and shared areas around the hostel which give you opportunity to socialise with other guests. Enjoy the social atmosphere of the kitchen, lounge and garden and retire to your private room for a quite nights sleep. In some cases the whole hostels will be made up of private rooms and in other there will be a mixture of private and dorm rooms. Some private rooms have a double bed or twins and in others you will be sleeping in bunks. En-suite private rooms are also available in many hostels.


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Hostels with Private Rooms, Scotland

The Independent Hostel Guide features hostels with private rooms Scotland, located right across the country including many of the Scottish islands, meaning you can enjoy hostel style hospitality with the added bonus of the privacy of your own bedroom. Explore Scotland’s cities with the privacy of a private room right at the heart of the city. 

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Inverness Student Hotel has lovely communal areas to hang out in before retiring to your private room!

The Independent Hostels network has hostels with private rooms in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Fort William.  Hostel not only have spaces to socialise with other tourists but characteristically always have dead central locations within the cities. In contrast you can explore the culture and beauty of the Scottish Islands staying in private rooms at island hostels which are at the heart of the community.  There are hostels with private rooms throughout the touring areas of Scotland including the North Coast 500 road route around the north highlands.

Eurohostel Glasgow is a hostel with private rooms

Surely hostels are all about sleeping in shared dorms with people you don’t know? So what is private room in a hostel you may ask?! 

Well many of our hostels these days have at least one small room which can be rented as sole use for an individual or small group or family.  This means you can have all the social benefits of staying in a hostel such as meeting new people and self-catering but with the luxury of not having to share with someone you don’t know.

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Hostels with private rooms like Habitat in Ballater are great for couples and families

Hostels with private rooms are great for families, you can sleep together but have the option of self-catering which is not available in a hotel. Great for keeping the budget down, or if you have fussy eaters or family members with special dietary requirements.  Most hostels are small enough so the kids can be safe in bed whilst parents get some social time in the common room with the opportunity to meet new people, watch a film or have a drink.

Hang out in the communal areas of hostels with private rooms where there is often free hot drinks available like here at Pitlochry Hostel

Individual travellers can also enjoy a private room. Of course they won’t be as cheap as a bunk in a dorm but the option to splash out for a special occasion or just to get a better night’s sleep is great.  There’s no need to have to find a lonely hotel and pay for food as well, just book into the private room in the hostel of your choice and all the other benefits of hostel travelling remain the same.  This is particularly beneficial if you have been staying “on the road” for a while and need to pamper yourself for the night!

Blythswood House offers private room hostel accommodation during the summer holidays

There is great choice in the Independent Hostel Guide if you are looking for hostels with private rooms in Scotland.  We have accommodation with private rooms right across the country.  Glasgow has three options with Eurohostel Glasgow and Tartan Lodge open all year round and Blythswood House offering accommodation in a student halls of residence during the summer.  Edinburgh also has summer only accommodation at Eurohostel Edinburgh as well as a High Street and Castle Rock which both offer traditional hostel accommodation with private room options available.

For those touring throughout Scotland there are hostels with private rooms in Fort Willam, Oban and Inverness as well as in many of the smaller locations on the well travelled touring routes throughout the Highlands. 

Jessie Mac’s offers 4 star hostel accommodation in beautifully decorated rooms.

For those used to staying in hotels you may well be surprised at the quality of rooms available in hostels with private rooms Scotland.  For instance, Visit Scotland 4 star hostel, Jessie Mac’s in Dunkeld welcome visitors to 4 beautifully decorated and furnished double rooms with en suite facilities.  They also have family rooms and always provide that special hostel welcome with self-catering kitchen and communal areas where guests can meet up with their hosts and other guests. Why not give a hostel with private rooms a try instead of staying in a cheap hotel. We guarantee you will find the welcome warm and sociable.

For walkers of the West Highland Way, all the hostels on the route have private rooms meaning you will be able to get a really good night’s sleep after a long day walking.

Staying in a hostel with private rooms Scotland means you can self-cater as well as have private room luxury.

Most of the hostels dotted across the Scottish Islands also have private rooms so there is no need to share if you are going over the sea to Skye or beyond! Hosteling is a perfect way to enjoy Scotland at it’s best whether you are with friends and family or travelling alone.

If you want to stay in a hostel with private rooms Scotland, look out for the Private Rooms symbol on the hostel pages and private room prices in the Price per night section of the listing.