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Offering award winning hostels and tours, Scotland’s Top Hostels is your one stop shop for the perfect budget friendly Scottish Holiday.

Offering award winning hostels and tours, Scotland’s Top Hostels is your one stop shop for the perfect budget friendly Scottish Holiday.

Our Hostels Around Scotland

Scotland’s Top Hostels offers nine welcoming hostels throughout Scotland to help you explore our beautiful country within a budget!

Our first hostel (High Street Hostel) opened up in 1985 just off the Royal Mile in beautiful Edinburgh and was soon followed by our largest hostel (Castle Rock) and smallest hostel (Royal Mile Backpackers). All three of our Edinburgh Hostels are a family and share activities, meaning you won’t get the best of Edinburgh no matter where you choose to stay!

Further north we offer 6 Highland Hostels and a small, private guest house. Whether you’re planning to climb the UK’s highest peak, look for Nessie or explore the mystical Isle of Skye; we have a spot for you! 

All our hostels are backpacker run and Scottish owned! Our staff is made up of a multinational crew of people who have all fallen in love with our beautiful country and will do their best to make your stay as unforgettable as possible. You may even find yourself wanting to join the family too!

Check out our great range of hostels below!

Check out the interactive map of our hostels below

Check out our blog

Our hostels are run by groups of travelers just like you! Luckily, they’ve written down some of their top things to check out in Edinburgh and the Highlands, so you know exactly what to check out when you next get to visit! Check out some of their top tips in our blog below!

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.

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

Clean and tidy.

Clean and tidy. Comfy enough beds. Free quick wi fi. Cool common room with a record player and loadsa old records.

Paul Ryan Paul Ryan

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… Read more “The staff is really friendly and helpful”

Elizabeth Peck
Skye Backpackers

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

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

The best hostel you can

The best hostel you can possibly stay at, central location steps from the castle and the royal mile. Warm atmosphere, clean amenities, fun free events every night, fantastic staff, when you stay here you might… Read more “The best hostel you can”

Anonymous
Castle Rock Hostel

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