If you need a decent place to stay in Scotland, and you are broke AF then you should try looking for these amazing 18 places that won’t disappoint you! Read the article to see which places.
Kearvaig Bothy in the Isle of Skye.
This amazing looking Bothy along side the rocky beach of Scotland in Cape Wrath is owned by the Ministry of Defence, has an open fire, and it’s completely free to use.
Black Isle Brewery, Munlochy, Inverness-shire.
This is a great place to live, all you have to do is just help out in light bottling, labelling, and capping duties. So you can actually earn your living.
Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary, Shetland.
The 400 year old house is in middle of a beautiful sanctuary, it is a house to care for hundreds of injured wild animals every year, including seal pups, turtles, and abandoned baby otters, and provide free accommodation to volunteers. Couldn’t get a better deal if you are a animal lover.
Cream o’Galloway Farm, Kircudbright.
This amazing dairy farm is open to tourists and also has it’s own restaurant and the best part is they offer free meals, free accommodation, and free ice cream in return for a hand with the cows.
Corrour Mountain Bothy, Aberdeenshire.
Run by a UK outdoor charity this amazing renovated Bothy is right beside the majestic Coire Odhar and also provides free accommodation!
Corrary Farm, Glenelg.
This house is in Glen, it has a beautiful surrounding and it’s very quiet out there.They have their own organic vegetable growing farm, also they sell coffee and snacks from a vintage Showman’s wagon. Visitors take turns running the wee coffee shop in return for free accommodation.
Blair Castle, Perthshire.
It’s never easy to keep such a huge castle running this amazing 12th-century castle offer free bed and board to anyone who’s willing to help out with various tasks, like repairing fences or marshalling at their horse events. You can re-live the history!
Scalpay Private Island, Isle of Skye.
This island is owned by a family and it also includes four holiday cottages like the one pictured, you can stay for free!
Transition Turriefield, Sandness, Shetland.
It’s basically a veg box scheme from a 50-acre croft situated in the far west mainland of Shetland. Also they need helpers to pack the boxes and help with their 90 hens in return for a free bed.
Camasunary Bothy, Isle of Skye.
One of the most popular Bothy in Scotland, with a breath taking view like this why not!
Royal Mile Backpackers Hostel, Edinburgh.
For just 14 hours of cleaning per week in this extremely central hostel in Edinburgh, you can get to stay in a staff room for free.
Chisholme House, Hawick.
The 187-acre estate and stately home in the Scottish Borders is home to an organic garden and is run as a retreat and education centre, and you can get to saty in this amazing place for free only if you help them cook.
Attadale House and Gardens, Wester Ross.
This huge estate has a beautiful garden that’s open to the public, plus four holiday cottages. Just by helping the owners in various tasks you can get a cottage of your own, lifts to the local shops, and a free bike to use.
Cullen Harbour Hostel, Cullen, Moray.
To stay in this 14-bed hostel in the north of Scotland for free you just have to help the owners with their organic garden.
Balcraggie House, Glenelg.
This B&B has been converted from an old manse, and the owners Donna and Eddie need help with various tasks in return for accommodation.
Dalreoch Farm Estate, Amulree, South Ayrshire.
This place is Scotland’s very first ever tea plantation, and now the tea is sold in Fortnum and Mason. You can stay on the Estate for free in a cottage if they lend a hand with tea-related tasks.
The Green House, Glenelg.
If you can help the owner of this place to up keep this beautiful house then you can stay with them for free.
This croft on the Isle of Lewis.
The couple who run this 21-acre croft on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis need some help with tree planting. In return, you can stay there for free.