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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.

Lovely hostel and super helpful staff

I stayed here with a friend for three nights at the beginning of January for a hiking weekend. I was very pleasantly surprised at just how lovely this hostel was. The beds were very comfortable,… Read more “Lovely hostel and super helpful staff”

Natalia S
Fort William Backpackers

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

quaint hostel centrally located

Royal mile backpackers is a quaint hostel centrally located on the Royal Mile. The location is perfect for touring the city. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Breakfast costs 2£ and is simple but… Read more “quaint hostel centrally located”

Sarah Bauer
Royal Mile Backpackers

For sleeping very good

For sleeping very good. Price are normal. For extra charge breakfast like toast cereals juice. Coffee and tee are free. Disadvantahe i consider wc and toilet. But if you looking for cheap acommodation for sleeping… Read more “For sleeping very good”

Andrej Žiak Andrej Žiak
High Street Hostel

offering differing levels of accommodation

3 completely separate buildings offering differing levels of accommodation. Visit website for full details. The plus accommodation was perfect for our needs. Local restraunts are too expensive.

martin sidebottom
Oban Backpackers

I loved staying here because of the character

I loved staying here because of the character of the house and the communal atmosphere between the guests. The lounge has a big bay window with a nice view over Fort William as well as… Read more “I loved staying here because of the character”

Emmanuel Crollen Emmanuel Crollen

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  • #EileanDonanCastle is Scotland's most photographed castle and with images like this it's easy to see why 😍 our @macbackpackers tours will take you to this special spot so you can wow your friends at home 🤩 
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