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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.

Nice place

Nice place good view over Inverness good breakfast. Small room slept 6 people was a bit to.hot.

Henry Davis
Inverness Student Hotel

Love love love this place!

Love love love this place! Staff is great. Beds are super comfy. Bathrooms are clean. Great value! I can’t recommend it enough. I hope to come back and stay longer.

Heather W
Fort William Backpackers

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

I really like this hostel. This is my third visit.

I really like this hostel. This is my third visit. There is a private beach!Loch Ness is beautiful, truly stunning. Inside the kitchen is huge and the communal space is large and open and has… Read more “I really like this hostel. This is my third visit.”

Laura McKendrick
The Lochside Hostel

Very friendly service

Very friendly service. Really helpfull people and i enjoyed spending time there. Also a very good location and not expensive.

Joren
Oban Backpackers

Great location

Great location, friendly staff, comfortable dorm beds, and not too expensive.

Stuart Campbell
Inverness Student Hotel

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