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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.

One of my favourite backpackers

One of my favourite backpackers. The vibe is chilled, the people are nice. Whenever i visit Skye, I try to stay here. Located in Kyle of Lochalsh, across the bridge, the backpacker offers great sunset… Read more “One of my favourite backpackers”

Sagnik Mukherjee
Skye Backpackers

quaint hostel centrally located

Royal mile backpackers is a quaint hostel centrally located on the Royal Mile. The location is perfect for touring the city. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Breakfast costs 2£ and is simple but… Read more “quaint hostel centrally located”

Sarah Bauer
Royal Mile Backpackers

Located near the Royal Mile, is in a central position

Located near the Royal Mile, is in a central position. Nice rooms, very friendly receptionists, kitchen available for everyone and full breakfast every morning at 1.90£. Showers are a bit small and could be better… Read more “Located near the Royal Mile, is in a central position”

Paolo Molteni
High Street Hostel

Small but nice.

Small but nice..good place if looking for cheaper option…whole house is transformed into hostel..no card services,always requires cash to pay

SHRUTI SINGH
Inverness Student Hotel

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

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”

Joe Lindley
Oban Backpackers
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