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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.

Great place

I loved my stay at the royal mile, the people there were kindly and everything was very clean, and plus, i did the bar crawl, following the advice of the hostel workers and it was… Read more “Great place”

Cristopher
Royal Mile Backpackers

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

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

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

First off, the location of the hostel is amazing.

First off, the location of the hostel is amazing. It’s right next to the castle and has some amazing views of the city. The employees are incredibly friendly and there are organized events most nights.… Read more “First off, the location of the hostel is amazing.”

Julia M
Castle Rock Hostel

Located near the Royal Mile, is in a central position

Located near the Royal Mile, is in a central position. Nice rooms, very friendly receptionists, kitchen available for everyone and full breakfast every morning at 1.90£. Showers are a bit small and could be better… Read more “Located near the Royal Mile, is in a central position”

Paolo Molteni
High Street Hostel

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  • After a day hiking up the Cuillins or exploring the many hidden gems of the Misty Isle, our #SkyeBackpackers has the perfect lounge to put your feet up with a book and just relax. Located in the fishing village of #Kyleakin, the hostel is the perfect spot to rest on your #IsleOfSkye holiday. Check them out on our website!
  • A trip to Scotland wouldn't be complete without a shot of whisky on the shore of our most famous loch. Often on our @macbackpackers tours a lot of our guests have never tried whisky; and what better spot to have your first sip than the banks of Loch Ness 😎
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If you fancy a night on Loch Ness then check out our lovely @lochsidehostel which is the perfect spot to enjoy Scotland's most mysterious body of water 👻
  • Tucked down one of the Royal Mile's sidestreets, @highstreethostel is your perfect home away from home. Funky decor, a pool table, movies, kitchen and daily activities await you! Plus, you're within walking distance of all the best bits of Edinburgh. Check them out!
  • Have you visited our #PitlochryBackpackers ? Set in the centre of idyllic #Pitlochry, the old Victorian Hotel has been converted into a funky hostel. With free pool, hot drinks and musical instruments; it's the perfect spot for a quiet night in as well as within reach of all of Pitlochry's awesome outdoor experiences! Check them out!
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