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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.

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What our guests have to say

Hear from our guests from all across the world in what they thought about our Hostels.

Perfect in every single way!

I booked this fairly last minute for New Years as I was late to the party, all my friends booked their accommodation earlier on. As all other reviews state, the location is just perfect. You… Read more “Perfect in every single way!”

Matt P
Royal Mile 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 service and great guys

Great service and great guys. Would definitely stop here again next time I’m in Oban!

Erik Hernandez
Oban Backpackers

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

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

Well decorated

Well decorated, great staff, comfy beds and everything you could need

Alasdair Hall
Royal Mile Backpackers

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  • There's a reason Glen Coe is top of most traveler's Scotland Bucket Lists 😍 brilliant picture by @svenos.robbie, give him a follow!
  • Nothing quite like Loch Ness, we could stare at it forever 😍 check out our bonnie @lochsidehostel on the banks of Loch Ness for some wonderful hikes, beautiful waterfalls and stunning hidden creeks
  • When the coo thinks you have food 😂 Happy #Coosday everyone! Thanks to @adventuresofjesss for this awesome picture, give her a follow for some stunning shots 😍
  • With one of the coolest lounges around, our @castlerockhostel is the perfect place to stay on your Edinburgh trip. Check them out 😎
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