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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.

Skye Backpackers

Skye Backpackers

Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It’s a small cosy and ...
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Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel

Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel

Pitlochry Backpackers is an old Victorian hotel, bursting with character. It is ideally located to explore the surrounding area with ...
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Oban Backpackers

Oban Backpackers

The Original Oban Backpackers is perfectly located to enable you to make the most of your time in Oban. Our ...
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Lochside Hostel

Lochside Hostel Loch Ness

Our Lochside Hostel is nestled among towering pine trees and  perched on the very edge of the famous and mystical ...
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Inverness Student Hostel

Inverness Student Hotel

The Inverness Student Hotel has a terrific outlook over the river and the city to the hills beyond. It’s a ...
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Fort William Backpackers

Fort William Backpackers

Deep in the Highlands, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery lies Fort William, The Outdoor Capital of the UK and a ...
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Royal Mile Backpackers

Royal Mile Backpackers

Royal Mile Backpackers is a centrally located Edinburgh hostel with a HUGE personality. It’s the perfect base for exploring Edinburgh! ...
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High Street Hostel

High Street Hostel

As Edinburgh’s original independent hostel, we’ve been helping backpackers enjoy Scotland since 1985. This Edinburgh Hostel is a must if ...
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Castle Rock Hostel

Castle Rock Hostel

Castle Rock Hostel is fabulously located right beside Edinburgh Castle! Our palatial Edinburgh hostel offers wonderful character, with a mix ...
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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.

Nice place

Nice place good view over Inverness good breakfast. Small room slept 6 people was a bit to.hot.

Henry Davis
Inverness Student Hotel

This was one of the best European hostels I went to!

This was one of the best European hostels I went to! It was a huge facility, themed rooms, wonderful 24/7 reception, great breakfast, perfect location.. overall I was so happy I stayed here!! Will absolutely… Read more “This was one of the best European hostels I went to!”

Kirsten Reid
Castle Rock Hostel

Great place to stay while travelling

Great place to stay while travelling. Cosy fireplace to sit by, and lots to do indoors. Accommodation was nice and clean and a pleasure to stay at!

Jon Hicken
Oban Backpackers

I loved staying here

I loved staying here because of the character of the house and the communal atmosphere between the guests. The lounge has a big bay window with a nice view over Fort William as well as… Read more “I loved staying here”

Emmanuel Crollen
Fort William Backpackers

We came across this amazing hostel

We came across this amazing hostel while driving through Pitlochry. Tony’s welcome was so warm that we booked a family room for the night. Nothing but positive things to say about this place! Thanks again,… Read more “We came across this amazing hostel”

Mario Latreille
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

I really like this hostel. This is my third visit.

I really like this hostel. This is my third visit. There is a private beach!Loch Ness is beautiful, truly stunning. Inside the kitchen is huge and the communal space is large and open and has… Read more “I really like this hostel. This is my third visit.”

Laura McKendrick
The Lochside Hostel
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