Media Release: Spend summer in the city


SYHA to open additional summer youth hostels in Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow

SYHA Hostelling Scotland is to operate three additional city youth hostels in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth over the busy summer tourist season, as part of its strategy to identify new sites to modernise its popular youth tourism destinations to meet guests’ expectations.

From mid-June to the end of August 2015 Edinburgh Metro, Glasgow Metro (new for 2015) and Perth Youth Hostels will provide an additional 374 bed spaces – Edinburgh 199, Glasgow 110, Perth 65 – to the budget traveller visiting Scotland’s top city destinations.

SYHA will utilise the available city centre student accommodation at Edinburgh University’s halls of residence on the Cowgate and The Glasgow School of Art’s Margaret Macdonald House, together with Perth College’s student residence, a short bus ride from the centre of ‘The Fair City’.

The youth hostels will provide visitors with quality budget accommodation in single, double and twin rooms, some with en suite facilities, and options to suit single travellers, couples, families and groups. They will also offer self-catering kitchens, on site laundry facilities and wifi access.

All three youth hostels are perfectly situated for city tourist attractions, outdoor activities, cultural and music festivals and events, shopping, restaurants and bars; as well as for onward travel to destinations throughout Scotland.

The launch of Edinburgh Metro, Glasgow Metro and Perth Youth Hostels for summer 2015 follows on from the opening of the new Portree Youth Hostel on the Isle of Skye in March.

The plans for the refurbishment and upgrading of the popular Glen Nevis Youth Hostel in Lochaber are also well under way, with phased development work due to start in early 2016.

Useful links

SYHA Hostelling Scotland –

Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel –

Glasgow Metro Youth Hostel –

Perth Youth Hostel –


Media Contacts:

Jane Mackie | SYHA Hostelling Scotland |E:| T: 01786 891306

Paddy Cuthbert | Littlehouse Media | E:| M: 07913 951717

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Notes to editors:

Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel, 11/2 Robertson’s Close, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1LY / E:

Glasgow Metro Youth Hostel, 89 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow, G3 6QT / E:

Perth Youth Hostel, Perth College, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2GA / E:

SYHA Hostelling Scotland is a self-funding charity operating a network of nearly 70 exceptional youth and affiliate hostels for the benefit of all those wishing to learn and experience what Scotland has to offer.

Our unique sites provide affordable, comfortable, safe and quality-assured accommodation with a warm friendly welcome, local knowledge, activities and services for guests travelling around Scotland.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we encourage guests to join SYHA Hostelling Scotland, which is free to everyone under 16 and students in full-time education. Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits including dual membership of Hostelling International, providing access to more than 4,000 youth hostels in over 90 countries worldwide.

Membership and guest overnight income supports our charitable youth programmes and the maintenance of the hostelling network, particularly in rural Scotland.

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