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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.

We came across this amazing hostel

We came across this amazing hostel while driving through Pitlochry. Tony’s welcome was so warm that we booked a family room for the night. Nothing but positive things to say about this place! Thanks again,… Read more “We came across this amazing hostel”

Mario Latreille
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

A youth hostel, with all its advantages

A youth hostel, with all its advantages (chiefly, incredibly low price and a social experience if meeting new, different people is something you’d enjoy) and disadvantages (very difficult to find privacy). The space is tight… Read more “A youth hostel, with all its advantages”

Gaurav Kumar
Fort William Backpackers

Nice people

Nice people, tidy and cozy place. Has fireplace, great for winter!

Lucas Baldo
Royal Mile Backpackers

Cozy and very bohemian.

Cozy and very bohemian. The staff was nice. The room and the bathroom were clean. The rooms are spacious, so the number of people isn’t much of a bother. Great location, you don’t lose time… Read more “Cozy and very bohemian.”

Lucía Blanco Blanco
High Street Hostel

Room had a beautiful view of the ocean

Room had a beautiful view of the ocean. Rooms were clean with your own sink. Breakfast was only £2. You are walking distance to 2 bars and an Indian food restaurant. Staff were friendly.

Marion Lafleur
Skye Backpackers

Very cosy and clean

Very cosy and clean.loved the evening ambience where everyone prepares his own food in the kitchen and eats along with other residents.ideally located on the bank of loch ness with splendid twilight view. Stephen was… Read more “Very cosy and clean”

viswarnath virah sawmy
The Lochside Hostel

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