The Best Affordable Hostels in Stirling, Scotland

Stirling is a city in central Scotland that abounds in history and charm. With an impregnable position atop a mighty wooded crag (the plug of an extinct volcano), Stirling’s beautifully preserved Old Town is a treasure trove of historic buildings and cobbled streets winding up to the ramparts of its impressive castle, which offer views for miles around. On the Abbey Craig outcrop, the National Wallace Monument, a strange 19th-century Victorian Gothic tower creation, honors the legendary freedom fighter of Braveheart fame. It overlooks the site of the 1297 Battle of Stirling Bridge, where William Wallace defeated the English. Nearby is Bannockburn, scene of Robert the Bruce’s pivotal triumph over the English in 1314. The Battle of Bannockburn Experience has interactive 3D displays on the history of the 1314 conflict. The castle makes a fascinating visit, but make sure you also spend time exploring the Old Town and the picturesque Back Walk footpath that encircles it. Below the Old Town, retail-oriented modern Stirling doesn’t offer the same appeal; the higher Old Town is much more interesting and appealing to visitors. There's plenty to see and do here, and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.

Dorm Bed from $31.38
Private Room from $32.03
Overall Rating: 93%
St. John Street, Stirling
Stirling Youth Hostel is just a few minutes' walk from historic Stirling Castle on its crag, with magnificent views over the surrounding area. Head downhill and you're right in the city center with its shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and nightlife. Behind the classical frontage of historic Erskine Marykirk lies the modern building of Stirling Youth Hostel, set in its own grounds and with extensive views over the town and surrounding countryside. It's a great base from which to explore the many attractions in and around the area. The Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Visitor Centre are nearby. Blair Drummond Safari Park is easily accessible by car for a fun family day out. The Victorian spa town of Bridge of Allan, Dollar Glen, Tillicoultry, and Castle Campbell are among the other great places to visit while you're in the area. The hostel has a friendly and international atmosphere and offers a range of multi-share and private rooms, all en-suite. Facilities are wheelchair friendly and include a self-catering kitchen, dining room, book exchange, two large lounge areas, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi and a meeting room for private use. Free parking and linens are included and towels are available for hire.

Private Room from $22.25
Overall Rating: 89%
6 Bridgend Callander, Stirling
A warm welcome awaits you at Callander Hostel. Situated in Callander and set within the gentle beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park they provide a unique hostel experience with free Wi-Fi access throughout, free private onsite parking, 24-hour front desk, and the hostel also features a shared guest lounge, self-catering facilities, and a bistro. With bedlinen, each room at the Callander Hostel has access to private or shared shower facilities. Some rooms have views over the mountains, river, or the gardens. They also offer a landscaped gardens with barbecue facilities.

Only an hour drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Callander Hostel offers a rural retreat with unrivalled views of Ben Ledi. Callander is a popular tourist town with aspirations to become the Outdoor Capital of the National Park. A wide range of activities await you including golf, fishing, walking, cycling and water sports. The facility offers a variety of rooms: 2- 8 Bed Dorms, 1- 6 Bed Dorm, 1- Twin/Double Room, and 1- Family Room (sleeps 4 guests). All rooms have been furbished to a high standard. There is on-site car parking for hostel guests. Towels are available for hire.

Private Room from $58.82
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 66%
Rock Terrace, The Back Walk, Stirling
Castle Walk Bed & Breakfast is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, parking, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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