Moffat Independent Hostel, Bridge House, Well Road, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, DG10 9JT

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Scottish Independent Hostel in the Southern Uplands

Moffat Independent Hostel is a friendly, family run, luxury hostel that has been set up with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. Moffat is quaint town in the heart of the Southern Uplands and is a popular stop on a number of Britain's best long distance biking and hiking trails, including the Southern Upland Way & the John o’Groats to Land’s End cycling route. It also provides the perfect base for exploring this beautiful and often forgotten part of Southern Scotland, with it's castles, forests, waterfalls, lochs and vast expanse of wilderness.

Opened in 2022, the hostel is bright and spacious. There are 20 beds across 7 rooms with a mix 4 bed dorms, quads, twins and one double, all ensuite. Book by the bed, the room or take over the whole hostel. Facilities include a well equipped communal kitchen, a lounge/diner, games room, large drying room, large secure garage for cycle, motorbike, kayak storage and a bike wash area. Outside there is a paved patio area with seating and wonderful views to the hills beyond and parking for 8 cars. You can buy basic provisions from the hostel reception, while a 10 min walk takes you to the centre of Moffat with its shops, pubs & restaurants.

All bedding is provided. Sorry no stag or hen parties and no noise after 10pm.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Scottish Borders, Glasgow, Edinburgh and South Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    20: 1x4/5, 2x4, 3xtwin, 1xdbl. All en suite.
  • Open:

    All year: Check in after 4pm. Check out by 10.30. 24-hr entry once checked in.
  • Price per night:

    Dorm £25pp. Twin from £55. Supieror double £75. Quad from £95. Sole use from £450 (low season).
  • Directions:

    Moffat Independent Hostel is just a few minutes from junction 15 on the A74 (M). One hour’s drive south of Glasgow, 1.5 hours from Edinburgh. The entrance to the hostel is at the Well Road / Ballplay Road intersection (right by the bridge over the burn).
  • Public Transport :

    By rail: Nearest station Lockerbie, (15 miles south of Moffat). Regular trains from Edinburgh & Glasgow, plus direct trains from many cities including London (4 hours) & Manchester (3 hours). From Lockerbie the regular 380 minibus travels directly to Moffat, (30 mins). By bus: Edinburgh- Moffat, 101 bus. Glasgow-Moffat, X74 bus. Both take approx 90 mins.
  • Walks :

    LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Biker Friendly New to the Independent Hostels Network Accommodation for Cyclists Dark Sky Areas

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
uWithin 3 miles of NCN


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News & Offers from Moffat Independent Hostel

Special Offers for Mid-Week Breaks at Moffat Independent Hostel – Southern Scotland

May 4th 2022

We have two special offers for May 2022!

We are offering 25% off all mid-week bookings of two nights or more. This applies to stays between Sunday and Thursday nights. Either make your booking over the phone, or book direct at and enter the promo code MAYMIDWEEK.

What’s more – each month for the rest of 2022 we are choosing two midweek dates for a massive 50% discount! This month you can grab yourself a bargain break on Monday 16th or Tuesday 17th. No promo code needed!

Moffat Independent Hostel is a great place for exploring the Southern Uplands on a bike, on a kayak or paddle board, or in your hiking boots! We have a large lock-up garage for equipment storage, and a drying room for all your kit. After your day’s adventure is done, you can help yourself to complimentary tea and coffee in our public kitchen, and relax in our cosy lounge. We look forward to hosting you soon!

Special Offer

Another fabulous new hostel joins IHUK.

April 13th 2022

A huge welcome to Moffat Independent Hostel. Opened just last month (March 2022) there will be lots of availablity and lots brand new facilities at this 5 star Scottish hostel. The whole place has been designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. After a busy day walking, cycling, kayaking or simply relaxing in the Southern Uplands you’ll find a lovely large bike/kayak store, a huge heated drying/boot room and shiny new showers with loads of piping hot water. There’s even a deep free standing bath in one of the rooms. Top this off with a fabulous self catering kitchen, or (if you aren’t in the mood for cooking) a short 10 min stroll to the pubs and restaurants of Moffat and you really have everything you need for a fabulous time.

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Exterior view of large grand house with neighbouring house in the distance

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