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Scotland's Top Hostels

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. 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.

Our Story

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.

Check out the interactive map of our hostels 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.

However for the location, friendly staff and low price it was worth it

Stayed during my UK trip. I was in the 8 bed dorm which was spacious and had two cosy sofa chairs in the room. Breakfast was only two pounds and you get cereal, milk, juice,… Read more “However for the location, friendly staff and low price it was worth it”

Sam N
Royal Mile Backpackers

Lovely people

Lovely people and nicely place in Scotland ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ–’

Jรถrg Dunker
Inverness Student Hotel

Optimal hostel experience!

When I’m travelling and staying in a hostel, I’m usually looking for somewhere safe, comfortable, convenient, and cheap; any creature comforts are nice add-ons. One of the best things hostels can provide, though, is a… Read more “Optimal hostel experience!”

Elise D
High Street 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 ยฃ2 and the options are pretty good. If you forget… Read more “The staff is really friendly and helpful”

Elizabeth Peck
Skye 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… Read more “This is absolutely my favorite hostel ever!”

Enlothien Took
Skye Backpackers

Such a nice place. Friendly staff.

Such a nice place. Friendly staff. Free coffee, tea and got chocolate 24/7. 5 minutes walk to the Fort William train station. Views from outside the hostel are great too. Great value for money. Highly… Read more “Such a nice place. Friendly staff.”

Keshav OS

Check us out on Instagram

  • Which part of Scotland will you explore this year? We're massive fans of seeing something new and the forests around #LochMorlich were a great addition on our @macbackpackers 3 Day Tour to the Isle of Skye. Our expert guides make sure no tour is ever the same and will do their best to show you something off the beaten track ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ
Photo: @rolling_sloane
  • If you're looking for a hairy coo but only have time in Edinburgh then head up to the #Pentlands like @iainmuirhead_photography did to see one of these awesome creatures for yourself just 45 minutes from the city. Now that's how you enjoy #Coosday.
  • Feel like winter is dragging a bit? Then book a trip up to Edinburgh and get the warmest welcome at our @highstreethostel. Located just off the Royal Mile, High Street can be your home away from home in the heart of Old Town ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ
  • We may be in the grips of winter, but that doesn't mean we can't dream of warmer days and the return of puffins to our shores. Check out our awesome @obanbackpackers in the centre of the town for your best spot to base yourself while seeing these wee creatures from late March until mid August.
  • Nothing like spending a day inside with a warm cup of coffee and a guitar while the Scottish weather isn't at its best. Luckily our @castlerockhostel has the perfect room to do just that!
  • The Highlands wears snow so well ๐Ÿคฉ What a beautiful pic by @iainmuirhead_photography, check our his page to see the best of Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

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