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Highland Hostels

Scotland’s Top Hostels offers six different hostels around the Highlands to ensure you get the full experience of Scotland’s most beautiful places. Whether you want to hunt for Nessie, trek the Great Glen or just take the high road at the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond… We’ve got the place for you. All our hostels offer laundry facilities, breakfast and helpful receptionists.

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 friendly hostel with loads of character and great staff. Skye ...
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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 its variety of stunning landscapes and range of activities. Pitlochry ...
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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 friendly hostel has everything you will need after a great ...
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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! The Lochside Hostel Lochside Hostel, Alltsigh, Inverness, IV63 7YD, Scotland ...
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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 quirky building with real character and a fun and relaxed ...
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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 Mecca for those with a spirit of adventure. Fort William ...
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Reviews of our Highland Hostels

Fantastic location, friendly and home-like atmosphere

Fantastic location, friendly and home-like atmosphere and helpful staff! The hostel is located right at the bank of Loch Ness so you literally can go down to the rocky “beach” in your pyjamas 🙂 there’s… Read more “Fantastic location, friendly and home-like atmosphere”

Karolina Jędrzejko Karolina Jędrzejko
The Lochside Hostel

The staff is really friendly and helpful

The staff is really friendly and helpful. The beds are ok but it’s a hostel so that’s pretty standard. The cost of breakfast is £2 and the options are pretty good. If you forget to… Read more “The staff is really friendly and helpful”

Elizabeth Peck
Skye Backpackers

Warm hostel, great location, helpful staff

Warm hostel, great location, helpful staff (Anne went above and beyond helping me book my bus plan for the next day), fun little city with great pubs and live music.

Joshua Mogyoros
Inverness Student Hotel

Lovely people

Lovely people and nicely place in Scotland 😉🖒

Jörg Dunker
Inverness Student Hotel

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

Really nice friendly welcome

Cycled here from Inverness along national route 7. Really nice friendly welcome, safe bike lock up area, beds were great as they’re simple design with no ends to them meaning I could stretch my long… Read more “Really nice friendly welcome”

Seth Kennard
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

service was 5 star!!

We stayed here for I trip to the Enchanted Forest. The staff were excellent and the service was 5 star!!

Vivian Staffen
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

Your Highness

Skye Backpackers was such a cozy and comfortable little hostel. Situated right near the water and a couple of local restaurants, it has a great location. The staff are delightful, and the Wellies you can… Read more “Your Highness”

Tori Blanchard
Skye Backpackers

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

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

Friendly, cozy and cute

Friendly, cozy and cute but basic esp shower and bathrooms. Aways clean. Really nice lounge. Great location.

Laura McKendrick
Skye Backpackers

Very friendly service

Very friendly service. Really helpfull people and i enjoyed spending time there. Also a very good location and not expensive.

Joren
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

Lovely, friendly staff

Lovely, friendly staff. It’s nice when hostel staff spread guests out and as a single traveller I got a room to myself The free wi – fi , tea and coffee and pool table were… Read more “Lovely, friendly staff”

Anthony English
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

This is absolutely my favorite hostel ever!

This is absolutely my favorite hostel ever! I first came to stay there back in 2008. We had only planned to stay one night but fell in love with both the hostel and the island… Read more “This is absolutely my favorite hostel ever!”

Enlothien Took
Skye Backpackers

Totally loved it

Cheapest and most lovely place to stay in Oban. Totally loved it

Angel Iliev
Oban Backpackers

Lovely feel to the place

Lovely feel to the place, with a good, lively common room and good (numerous!) facilities. Would absolutely stay again.

Paul Gee
Oban Backpackers

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

Great location

Great location, friendly staff, comfortable dorm beds, and not too expensive.

Stuart Campbell
Inverness Student Hotel

Nice hostel

Nice hostel, though it is showing some wear and tear. We slept here before starting off on the Great Glen Way and it did the job. The rooms are comfortable, there is an option for… Read more “Nice hostel”

Bart Smeulders
Fort William Backpackers

Great value

Great value, perhaps most enthousiastic welcome I’ve had in a hostel this year, scones for breakfast, private parking, excellent hostel.

BJ de Bruin
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

Great amenities

Great amenities, nice laundry service for cheap.

Mac Gaulin Mac Gaulin
Inverness Student Hotel

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

A youth hostel, with all its advantages

A youth hostel, with all its advantages (chiefly, incredibly low price and a social experience if meeting new, different people is something you’d enjoy) and disadvantages (very difficult to find privacy). The space is tight… Read more “A youth hostel, with all its advantages”

Gaurav Kumar
Fort William Backpackers

Very cosy and clean

Very cosy and clean.loved the evening ambience where everyone prepares his own food in the kitchen and eats along with other residents.ideally located on the bank of loch ness with splendid twilight view. Stephen was… Read more “Very cosy and clean”

viswarnath virah sawmy
The Lochside Hostel

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

The best youth hostel ive ever stayed

The best youth hostel ive ever stayed. Geest service very relaxed. Super Friendly. IT should be 6 stars instead of 5

Rowan Geldof
The Lochside Hostel

The staff were phenominal

The staff were phenominal and the facilities were great! I had a two night stay and I enjoyed it very much

Joel MacLean
Oban Backpackers

This hostel is great!

This hostel is great! Direct access to Loch Ness and a lovely view up and down the loch. Absolutely loads of communal space (5 cookers in the kitchen and 4 fridges!!!). There are reading lights… Read more “This hostel is great!”

Kirsty Godsman
The Lochside Hostel

Great cosy hostel

Great cosy hostel very comfy beds and everything you could need to recharge for the following day.

Adam Cox
The Lochside Hostel
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