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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

Totally loved it

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

Angel Iliev
Oban 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 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

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

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

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

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

Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained.

Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained. You could spend a lot more for a lot less, and the fact that the Hostel is right on the Loch — well, there is no better… Read more “Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained.”

Mark HK
The Lochside Hostel

Rooms are small but cozy

Rooms are small but cozy, staff was very nice and helped where they could (unfortunately no locals so knowledge on hiking routes was not extensive), kitchen and bathroom were clean and well maintained, and the… Read more “Rooms are small but cozy”

Larika Waldmann
Inverness Student Hotel

It was absolutely amazing.

It was absolutely amazing. They have a cute rooms, a nice kitchen and a laundry service for £3.50.

Andrea Binz
Skye Backpackers

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

Love love love this place!

Love love love this place! Staff is great. Beds are super comfy. Bathrooms are clean. Great value! I can’t recommend it enough. I hope to come back and stay longer.

Heather W
Fort William Backpackers

Great location just a few mins from the centre.

Great location just a few mins from the centre. Not all beds have plugs next to them. But everything else was as you’d want in a hostel. Sadly not found on hostelworld

Arjun Narayan Arjun Narayan
Inverness Student Hotel

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

Great place to stay

Great place to stay, very friendly, informal and relaxing. Comfortable accommodation, enjoyed our stay very much and will return, thankyou.

Alf Sludden
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

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

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

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

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

A wonderful, chilled out hostel

A wonderful, chilled out hostel on the Isle of Skye, with friendly staff, a comfortable lounge and very good beds. One of my favourite hostels in the UK.

David Heptinstall
Skye Backpackers

Overall stay was good at the backpackers

Overall stay was good at the backpackers, we arrived at 4 minutes past 12 and was unable to check-in as checkout was only until 12 and no body was able to book us in. The… Read more “Overall stay was good at the backpackers”

Matthew Slater
Fort William Backpackers

The Oban Backpackers Hostel, is the very best

The Oban Backpackers Hostel, is the very best I’ve been to now. Service is kind and funny. Rooms are cleaned every day and full suited kitchen is there for use too.

Canobil
Oban Backpackers

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

I stayed there twice and I love this hostel

I stayed there twice and I love this hostel. The staff is very nice and friendly. The house is not the most modern one but it is a very comfortable and cosy place to stay.… Read more “I stayed there twice and I love this hostel”

Outdoorsports
Fort William Backpackers

Lovely people

Lovely people and nicely place in Scotland 😉🖒

Jörg Dunker
Inverness Student Hotel

Carol and Andrew

We stayed here with a group of 10 of which 8 of us were in a room together. It was our first hostel and it was a great experience. It was a busy spot. Great… Read more “Carol and Andrew”

Carol
Fort William Backpackers

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

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
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