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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.

What I expected

Everything I needed for a vacation on a budget and in a perfect location. CUTEST little breakfast nook in the dining room. WiFi was good throughout the day, slowed down in the evenings when everyone… Read more “What I expected”

Melissa Y
High Street Hostel

Our room was extremely basic

Our room was extremely basic, one chair for two people. But apart from that the common areas were amazing along with the views. Plus they had a little shop.

Constance Morris
The Lochside Hostel

Thoroughly enjoyed staying here

Thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Stayed for a total of three nights at different times in September of last year. Very clean and comfortable. The hosts are all friendly and trust worthy and it is safe… Read more “Thoroughly enjoyed staying here”

Janna Peterson
High Street Hostel

Kind of like living in a very crowded

Kind of like living in a very crowded, very well run flat. If you like a sense of humour and a little ridiculousness, plus friendly people, you’ll have fun. If you’re going to be bothered… Read more “Kind of like living in a very crowded”

racheljarthur
Fort William Backpackers

The most fun place so far!

First of all – the room has got themes!! Me and my friends stayed in the Avengers room, and me, being the swede, of course got the bed Thor. It was so much fun sneaking… Read more “The most fun place so far!”

Ellysin
Castle Rock Hostel

Best hostel I have ever stayed in

First off, great location. The Hostel is right next to the castle and the Royal Mile. It’s also next to some really good sit down places with great food. The hostel had great customer service… Read more “Best hostel I have ever stayed in”

Emily A
Castle Rock Hostel
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