Welcome to Moffat Independent Hostel

A luxury hostel perfect for cyclists, kayakers, bikers and hikers!

Moffat Independent Hostel is a friendly, family run hostel that has been set up with the outdoors enthusiast in mind. Moffat is 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  and the John o’Groats to Land’s End cycling route. For those wishing to stick around a little longer, we provide an excellent base for exploring everything that southern Scotland has to offer.


Remember to book direct from our website to receive a 15% discount on all our rates!



Facilities include:


  • En suite WC and shower in all rooms
  • Drying room
  • Lock-up secure storage for bikes and kayaks
  • Bike washing areas
  • Packraft and electric mountain bike rental
  • Fully stocked self-catering kitchen
  • Public lounge and dining area
  • Pool table and board games
  • Fast, reliable broadband in all rooms
  • On site carpark for up to 6 cars


We offer a range of accommodation in double rooms, twin rooms, quad rooms for small groups, and traditional hostel dorms in four-bunk rooms. Currently, we can accommodate up to 18 guests - for whole-hostel bookings please see our group bookings page  for further details.


Staying With Us

A Range of Accommodation for Every Budget!

Room Rates

Note that prices exclude breakfast which is on a self-catering basis.

  • Superior Double - From £85 per night
  • Standard Twin - From £70 per night
  • Superior group room (quad) - From £140 per night
  • Standard group room (quad) - From £110 per night
  • Bed in a 4-bed dorm: From £30 per night

Please book direct via our website and receive a 15% discount on the above rates!


Check In, Check Out, 24-hour Access

Check in is after 4pm. Check out is by 10.30am. Guests have 24-hour entry to the hostel.



Eating and Drinking

  • All guests have access to the public kitchen where you can prepare meals and the lounge/dining area where you are welcome to eat and drink. The hotel reception can provide a small selection of basic groceries and ready meals - and we are only a 10 minute walk from the centre of the village where you will find a Co-Op and a Premier grocery shop.
  • Moffat has a good selection of pubs and restaurants including an excellent Italian restaurant - please ask us for more details.
  • You are welcome to bring in your own alcohol, but must remain respectful of our other guests. We do not operate a bar at the moment.



Lounge and dining area


Equipment Storage

Guests are welcome to use the lock-up garage to store equipment such as bikes or kayaks. This is a free service and is on a first come first serve basis.


Lock-up garage


We have free off street parking for six vehicles.  Motorbikes can be stored in the lock-up garage on a first come first served basis when space is available.