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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 infamous LOCH NESS! ...
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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.

Room had a beautiful view of the ocean

Room had a beautiful view of the ocean. Rooms were clean with your own sink. Breakfast was only £2. You are walking distance to 2 bars and an Indian food restaurant. Staff were friendly.

Marion Lafleur
Skye Backpackers

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in.

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Great atmosphere. great location. Amazing space and very comfortable. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate for free. 😍

Gizele Magalhães
Castle Rock Hostel

Lovely hostel and super helpful staff

I stayed here with a friend for three nights at the beginning of January for a hiking weekend. I was very pleasantly surprised at just how lovely this hostel was. The beds were very comfortable,… Read more “Lovely hostel and super helpful staff”

Natalia S
Fort William Backpackers

Great hostel

Great hostel – the staff are helpful and friendly and the place is always clean. The kitchen is a great idea. In the rooms with 10 beds, it can be a bit noisy and busy.

Sarah Cleveland
Royal Mile Backpackers

Great friendly hostel

Great friendly hostel, well kept. Breakfast for £2 is a bargain. Only issue was the bed didn’t have a proper mattres, just two layers of foam. Not sure if this was just our room or… Read more “Great friendly hostel”

Chris White
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

Located right on the royal mile.

Located right on the royal mile. No complaints, friendly staff, clean rooms/beds, clean toilets and showers. Laundry service also available for £4. Would recommend for anybody wanting to stay on the royal mile.

Anthony Lang
Royal Mile Backpackers
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