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 Annandale Way, and 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.


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    18: 3x4, 2xtwin, 1xdbl.
  • Open:

    All year: Check in after 4pm. Check out by 10.30am. 24-hr access.
  • Price per night:

    Dorm from £28pp. Twin from £55. King dbl from £75. Quad from £110, Sole use from £500.
  • 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
Close to a Pub Individuals welcome En suite rooms Accommodation for Cyclists Biker Friendly

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


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


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Last minute whole-hostel booking availability for Christmas at Moffat Hostel, Southern Scotland

November 24th 2023

Are you looking for Christmas accommodation for a group of up to 12 people? Perhaps in an undiscovered picturesque Scottish town nestled in the hills? Maybe a short stroll from a distillery? Possibly down the road from one of the UK’s biggest waterfalls?

We have the answer! Take a whole-hostel booking from 23rd-27th December at Moffat Hostel in Southern Scotland! We have two cosy lounges, a pool table, a self-catering kitchen, and five ensuite bedrooms that can accommodate up to 12 people.

Spend a cosy Christmas night in with our collection of board games, as well as our stunning 7 foot pool table. Our kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’ll need for making Christmas dinner, and the adjacent dining room can comfortable seat 12 people. Whilst having dinner you can spin some of our vinyl records on the turntable – you’re sure to find some Christmas classics in the collection!

For active days out you will find country walking routes starting direct from the hostel gates, or alternatively travel 20 minutes in the car to the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall (one of the highest in the UK) where you can hike an hour into the hills to marvel at beautiful Loch Skeen in all its winter glory!

Moffat has a selection of excellent cafes, restaurants and independent shops – as well as it’s own distillery.

The nightly rate is £600, with a three night minimum stay. Note that we have a no dog policy, requested by the hostel cat.

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Games Room now open at Moffat Independent Hostel in Southern Scotland

July 23rd 2022

We have recently re-opened our games room which now has rather smart seven-foot pool table. Shoot a few frames, play cards, chess, or one of our selection of board games in this grand old Victorian front room with its large original fireplace and huge bay windows!

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You would be a Muppet to not visit Moffat

February 26th 2023

Moffat is a charming village located in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is a hidden gem that offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. If you have not yet visited Moffat, you are missing out on a truly unique experience.

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