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Overview

  • The Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey (SAOS) gathers tourist accommodation occupancy data. This includes data from a sample of hostels via an opt-in voluntary survey.
  • The survey is commissioned by VisitScotland. It's carried out by the research agency, The Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development.
  • The monthly report compares the latest available month with that of the same month in the previous year.
  • Analysis is provided by bed occupancy, location and star rating.
  • Each monthly report is published two months after the month in question to allow for data collection and analysis.

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostel April 2024

Published June 2024

1. Key statistics

55.94%

Average hostel bedspace occupancy for April 2024

60.20%

Average hostel bedspace occupancy for April 2023

Source: Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey, 2024

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels March 2024

Published May 2024

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels February 2024

Published May 2024

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels January 2024

Published May 2024

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels December 2023

Published March 2024

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels November 2023

Published February 2024

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels October 2023

Published December 2023

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels September 2023

Published November 2023

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels August 2023

Published November 2023

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels July 2023

Published October 2023

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels June 2023

Published September 2023

Scottish Accommodation Occupancy Survey - Hostels May 2023

Published September 2023

3. How to take part

If you are a Scottish accommodation business and would like to benefit from this free opportunity to monitor your occupancy, contact the Moffat Centre.

Email Moffat Centre

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