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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.

Overall stay was good at the backpackers

Overall stay was good at the backpackers, we arrived at 4 minutes past 12 and was unable to check-in as checkout was only until 12 and no body was able to book us in. The… Read more “Overall stay was good at the backpackers”

Matthew Slater
Fort William Backpackers

The staff were phenominal

The staff were phenominal and the facilities were great! I had a two night stay and I enjoyed it very much

Joel MacLean
Oban Backpackers

Great amenities

Great amenities, nice laundry service for cheap.

Mac Gaulin Mac Gaulin
Inverness Student Hotel

Small but nice.

Small but nice..good place if looking for cheaper option…whole house is transformed into hostel..no card services,always requires cash to pay

SHRUTI SINGH
Inverness Student Hotel

Your Highness

Skye Backpackers was such a cozy and comfortable little hostel. Situated right near the water and a couple of local restaurants, it has a great location. The staff are delightful, and the Wellies you can… Read more “Your Highness”

Tori Blanchard
Skye Backpackers

Great location just a few mins from the centre.

Great location just a few mins from the centre. Not all beds have plugs next to them. But everything else was as you’d want in a hostel. Sadly not found on hostelworld

Arjun Narayan Arjun Narayan
Inverness Student Hotel

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