Where would you like to go?
Scotland's Top Hostels
We offer you a one-stop budget traveller’s website including award winning hostels, transport to and around Scotland and award-winning Backpackers tours for your perfect Scottish holiday.
Our Hostels around Scotland
Scotland’s Top Hostels offers nine welcoming hostels throughout Scotland. With the original (High Street Hostel) opening up in Edinburgh in 1985, followed by Castle Rock Hostel(located beside the castle), as well as Royal Mile Backpackers(located on the famous Royal Mile). We also offer six Hostels in the Scottish Highlands. Whether you’re hiking the Great Glen Way from Fort William, wanting to spend some time on the bonnie banks of Loch Ness, or visiting the Highlands biggest city(Inverness) we have your Hostel needs sorted.
Multi Award Winning Tours of Scotland
MacBackpackers has run fun filled, fully guided adventures around Scotland for over 15 years. Created for young independent travellers aged between 18 and 40, our tours give an entertaining, informative and utterly unique view of Scotland.
Our guides, patriotic and passionate, will open up our amazing country to you, weaving together the rich fabric of Scottish history and culture as we travel along some of the most picturesque routes in Scotland.
What our guests have to say
Hear from our guests from all across the world in what they thought about our Hostels.
Staff was very friendly
Spent one night there. Staff was very friendly. The cat that came in the night was cute. Breakfast was available for £2.00. Definitely coming back!
No frill hostel, Great atmosphere.
No frill hostel, Great atmosphere. A lovely living room which a lot of games, books, a guitar and a lot more. The guy at the reception was very helpful as well in recommending places around… Read more “No frill hostel, Great atmosphere.”
It was a nice place to stay at, even the big rooms, like the 16 people I stayed in, had some privacy, and I was able to enjoy my stay instead of worrying about the… Read more “Mx”
Rooms are small but cozy
Rooms are small but cozy, staff was very nice and helped where they could (unfortunately no locals so knowledge on hiking routes was not extensive), kitchen and bathroom were clean and well maintained, and the… Read more “Rooms are small but cozy”
Castle Rock Hostel is one
Castle Rock Hostel is one of the greatest hostels I’ve ever stayed at. Built with a warm and historic aesthetic, the building is incredibly decorated, comforting, and clean. The hostel itself maintains a social vibe… Read more “Castle Rock Hostel is one”
eemed friendly, well run, and pretty good
For a budget backpackers place it seemed friendly, well run, and pretty good. Free tea and coffee. Cost-priced toast and breakfast cereals. Friendly helpful staff. No frills for sure, but what I’d expect for this… Read more “eemed friendly, well run, and pretty good”