Rooms have bunk beds and no single rooms are available. Rooms are usually separate for men and women. Bed linen is provided, and showers and drying facilities are usually present.
Most of the hostels used are managed by the SYHA, which has more than 60 years experience in providing an enviable ambience. Any independent hostels used are ones in which we have total confidence.
A limited number of family rooms may be available for a small supplement, for groups of 2-4 people booking together. If you require this option please contact us before booking to check availability and obtain a price. Availability of these rooms is very limited so please book well in advance.
Guest Houses and B&Bs
Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfast establishments which meet the VisitScotland standard are selected. The former are normally full-time businesses and have more than 3 bedrooms, whereas the latter are often local family homes and have 3 or less bedrooms. The price is based on sharing 2 or, very rarely, 3 person rooms. Ensuite facilities are not always available but will be obtained where possible. A limited number of single rooms may be available for a supplement. Please book early if you require a single room.
We strongly recommend booking more than 8 weeks in advance on holidays utilising guest house accommodation to ensure that we are able to offer you the accommodation as advertised. Late bookers may have to be accommodated in alternative accommodation.
Hotels selected again meet VisitScotland standards and the price is based on sharing a 2 person room. These would normally be ensuite but there are a few exceptions. A limited number of single rooms will usually be available for a supplement. Please book early if you require a single room. Bar facilities would normally be available but not in every case.
We strongly recommend booking more than 8 weeks in advance on holidays utilising hotel accommodation to ensure that we are able to offer you the accommodation as advertised. Late bookers may have to be accommodated in alternative accommodation.
Clients travelling alone but willing to share a room (hotel and guest house holidays only) with a member of the same sex will not be charged a single room supplement (SRS) if booking more than 6 weeks in advance. If booking later, the SRS will be charged if we do not already have a space in a twin room.
On many of our holidays alternative accommodation is available. If you are interested in this option you should contact our office to discuss your requirements and obtain a quote prior to booking your holiday. You should be aware that if you choose alternative accommodation on a hostel based holiday that there may not be any other members of our group staying at your accommodation. We will endeavour to locate you close to the group’s accommodation but this may not always be possible. You should also note that hostel facilities are for hostel guests only and that it will not be possible for you to join the group in the evening if they are eating / socialising at the hostel. Many of our groups do however, choose to visit a local pub in the evenings and you will be able to meet up with them there if it is within walking distance of your accommodation. If evening meals are not available at your accommodation we will ensure that you are able to obtain one within walking distance of your accommodation. Please note alternative accommodation prices include an administration charge.
Full board means breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner. Half board means breakfast and dinner. Where these are provided by C-N-Do in a hostel, breakfasts will be continental style, picnic lunches include sandwiches, fruit, crisps or nuts, biscuits or cereal bars, hot or cold drink, and dinners are a minimum of 2 courses plus cheese or fruit and tea or coffee. On hostel based holidays or courses help would be appreciated in the preparation and clearing up of meals. On hostel holidays where only breakfasts are included, C-N-Do will also provide communal tea / coffee etc and a mixture of herbs and spices. Food provided for backpacking trips will be lighter in weight and simpler.
If advised in advance, special dietary requirements, or particular dislikes, can usually be catered for.
Holiday Insurance Cover
We strongly recommend that you should have holiday cancellation and travel insurance.
Please visit our Travel Insurance page for more details.
Safety & Qualifications
All C-N-Do Scotland leaders and instructors hold an appropriate recognised qualification to match the trips they do and a current first aid certificate. C-N-Do is also licensed by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority to accept unaccompanied under 18 year olds on all appropriate activities. C-N-Do leaders and instructors have an enviable reputation for their professionalism, friendliness and fun, sympathetic approach to leadership, knowledge of Scotland and empathy with the outdoors.