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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.

Kind of like living in a very crowded, very well run flat

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, very well run flat”

racheljarthur

One of my favourite backpackers

One of my favourite backpackers. The vibe is chilled, the people are nice. Whenever i visit Skye, I try to stay here. Located in Kyle of Lochalsh, across the bridge, the backpacker offers great sunset… Read more “One of my favourite backpackers”

Sagnik Mukherjee
Skye Backpackers

This could be a boutique Hostel

If you are looking for an affordable place right in the loch then you got it. This could be a boutique Hostel but now that are a friendly budget calling Hostel. Beds are good with… Read more “This could be a boutique Hostel”

Matthew Marcus
The Lochside Hostel

Absolutely wonderful place

Absolutely wonderful place. Basically the only reason not to stay here is if you’ve got a room in the actual castle, but assuming that you haven’t, this is the place to be. Lovely staff, big… Read more “Absolutely wonderful place”

Teagan Gosling
Castle Rock Hostel

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

The castle rock hostel is hostel’s heaven

The castle rock hostel is hostel’s heaven!!! It was a 5 stars hotel but with hostel budget. I stayed in the 12 beds female dorm and it was extremely spacious and clean. The bed was… Read more “The castle rock hostel is hostel’s heaven”

Anonymous

Check us out on Instagram

  • Two for #Coosday by the supremely talented @johnmurrayjnr. 
Another week in beautiful Scotland, are you coming for a visit soon?
  • There's something incredible about the #Quiraing, we just can't get enough of it... Photo: @neilymclennan of @macbackpackers 
Check this spot out on a 3 Day Isle of Skye Tour this winter!
  • The Christmas Markets have begun! Where are you spending Christmas this year? Why not join us in magical Scotland? We have @macbackpackers tours all winter, great events at our Edinburgh Hostels and there's nothing more enchanting than seeing Scotland in the snow ❄️🌨️
  • Nothing like a hike up the Old Man of Storr. The views over the #Trotternish Peninsula and the Sound of Raasay are superb and it's one of the highlights of a trip to #Skye. Get yourself on one of our @macbackpackers tours and check this spot out for yourself!
  • Scotland's Most Instagrammed Castle: the stunning #EileanDonanCastle. @johnmurrayjnr sure knows how to take a stunning photo 😍
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If you're looking to tick this spot off on your trip to Scotland then check out our @macbackpackers tours that regularly stop at the #EileanDonan on their way to the Isle of Skye🏰
  • #TheRidge and #Sligachan make for one pretty stunning photo, especially when there's snow on top of the #BlackCuilin range. Our @macbackpackers guide @markmacb got this great shot in March this year. Will you be visiting Scotland this winter? If you want to save some money get on a MacBackpackers tour and use the promo code "LeafPeeper" to bag yourself a 15% discount 💸

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