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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

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”

racheljarthur
Fort William Backpackers

Great value

Great value, perhaps most enthousiastic welcome I’ve had in a hostel this year, scones for breakfast, private parking, excellent hostel.

BJ de Bruin
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

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

brilliant find right in the heart of Edinburgh!

brilliant find right in the heart of Edinburgh! Thank you for honouring my requests even in a really busy time. these guys have set up a really good Hostel (having run one in Sydney I… Read more “brilliant find right in the heart of Edinburgh!”

Debi Carmi
High Street Hostel

What I expected

Everything I needed for a vacation on a budget and in a perfect location. CUTEST little breakfast nook in the dining room. WiFi was good throughout the day, slowed down in the evenings when everyone… Read more “What I expected”

Melissa Y
High Street Hostel

Excellent hostel in a really good location

Excellent hostel in a really good location, could walk to most attractions. Fully equipped and massive kitchen. Big common area. Breakfast was cheap and decent. Room was a little cramped. Didn’t have to wait for… Read more “Excellent hostel in a really good location”

Lauren
High Street Hostel

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  • ❄️Skye is stunning no matter the season ❄️ Visit it this winter on one of our @macbackpackers tours leaving twice a week from @castlerockhostel in Edinburgh!
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Brilliant photo by @jemimaskelley 📸
  • Exploring Scotland is bound to put a smile on anyone's face.
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  • Tomorrow only! Get on @macbackpackers brand new One Day Tour to Stirling, Loch Lomond and the Kelpies for only £15! Come sign up at @castlerockhostel, @royal.mile.backpackers or @highstreethostel today for our special rate! 😁
  • Our @royal.mile.backpackers has recently redone their Trainspotting room and it's looking very good. If you'd like to stay with the likes of Renton, Spud and Sick Boy then book yourself into a 4 bed dorm and see which character you get! 
Book direct for the best rates!
  • A @macbackpackers tour is simply head and shoulders above the rest. Come see why! 
Photo: @rolling_sloane
  • Our @castlerockhostel looking great in the sunshine. Get up to Edinburgh to see our award winning hostel yourself ⭐

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