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Callander Hostel

6 Bridgend, Callander, FK17 8AH, Scotland

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Callander Hostel and Pods is ideal for individuals, groups and families wishing to explore the Trossachs area.

  • Private
    From $96.16
10 or more people?

Callander Hostel

Hostel Callander

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

We currently offer two different holiday options:

CYP Pods

Newly arrived this year, we have 4 self-contained luxury glamping pods. They are the perfect solution for couples or solo travellers who are looking for a little extra privacy. Each pod offers a bathroom (with a shower), a fully-equipped kitchenette and unrivalled views of Ben Ledi. Guests also have the use of our private car park, free WiFi and a communal garden area.

CYP Hostel

Set in one of Callander’s oldest and most distinctive buildings, CYP Hostel currently offers a selection of private rooms (all of which are en-suite). The hostel includes a free parking area for guests and a shared garden area. Indoors, the hostel boasts a spacious lounge, free WIFI and a communal kitchen area.

We’re based by the River Teith, at the start of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and less than an hour’s drive away from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth. Set in stunning scenery, surrounded by the imposing and beautiful Ben Ledi and the Callander Crags, the hostel makes the perfect location for anyone wanting to discover all aspects of the National Park.

Only 15 miles away to the east is the historic City of Stirling, with its Castle and the popular Wallace Monument. Within the National Park, there is an abundance of beautiful areas to explore, as well as plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.

Callander itself is a bustling town with all the amenities you could want but also with the benefit of being able to turn off the main street and within a few minutes being in the peace and tranquillity of open countryside. On the high street, no more than a short walk from the hostel, you can find two small supermarkets, as well as a selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs.

You can find out about the measures we’ve implemented to help keep our guests and staff safe during the current Covid-19 pandemic here.

The hostel is a social enterprise run by CYP. This allows us to offer employability training and opportunities to young people from the local area, with the profits being re-invested in other CYP projects. More broadly, CYP provides youth services for people (aged 11-25) living within Callander and the surrounding area – incorporating a variety of activities and development opportunities.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 20:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 20:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Non-members are required to purchase full membership on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 20:00
From 15:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 01877 330141

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Blairdrummond Safari Park (More than 10km)
  • Callander Golf Club (2 to 3km)
  • Doune Castle (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Good all rounder hostel in a small town. Long and short walks for good weather, enough to do in town when wet


Avatar for Andrew


Wed 27 Nov 2019

Enjoyable stay


Avatar for STEVEN


Mon 05 Aug 2019

Ceilings are medievally low. A claustrophobic place for people of plus average height. Dorms too crowded. No room for luggage or clothes.


Avatar for Thecla


Thu 27 Jun 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (500m to 1km)
  • Distance to Gym (500m to 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m to 1km)
  • Distance to Local market (500m to 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Parks / Green area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (500m to 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m to 1km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Catch the number 59 bus from Stirling bus station. Depart the bus at the Square in Callander and turn right towards the main crossing and traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left and walk over the bridge and Callander Hostel is the large white building which sits beside the pelican crossing
Leave the M9 at Junction 10 and follow the A84 to Callander and Crianlarich. Pass Blair Drummond Safari Park on the right hand side and continue on through the village of Doune. Continue on the A84 through to Callander.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking / Hiking

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