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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.

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

Rooms are fantastic

Rooms are fantastic, showers are very good, and the staff was very helpful. I’d highly recommend this hostel! Each person gets a locker, you can rent a towel for 50 pence, and they offer a… Read more “Rooms are fantastic”

Sam Hicks
Royal Mile Backpackers

I loved staying here

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”

Emmanuel Crollen
Fort William Backpackers

Great place to stay while travelling

Great place to stay while travelling. Cosy fireplace to sit by, and lots to do indoors. Accommodation was nice and clean and a pleasure to stay at!

Jon Hicken
Oban Backpackers

Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained.

Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained. You could spend a lot more for a lot less, and the fact that the Hostel is right on the Loch — well, there is no better… Read more “Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained.”

Mark HK
The Lochside Hostel

Great service and great guys

Great service and great guys. Would definitely stop here again next time I’m in Oban!

Erik Hernandez
Oban Backpackers

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  • After a day hiking up the Cuillins or exploring the many hidden gems of the Misty Isle, our #SkyeBackpackers has the perfect lounge to put your feet up with a book and just relax. Located in the fishing village of #Kyleakin, the hostel is the perfect spot to rest on your #IsleOfSkye holiday. Check them out on our website!
  • A trip to Scotland wouldn't be complete without a shot of whisky on the shore of our most famous loch. Often on our @macbackpackers tours a lot of our guests have never tried whisky; and what better spot to have your first sip than the banks of Loch Ness 😎
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If you fancy a night on Loch Ness then check out our lovely @lochsidehostel which is the perfect spot to enjoy Scotland's most mysterious body of water 👻
  • Tucked down one of the Royal Mile's sidestreets, @highstreethostel is your perfect home away from home. Funky decor, a pool table, movies, kitchen and daily activities await you! Plus, you're within walking distance of all the best bits of Edinburgh. Check them out!
  • Have you visited our #PitlochryBackpackers ? Set in the centre of idyllic #Pitlochry, the old Victorian Hotel has been converted into a funky hostel. With free pool, hot drinks and musical instruments; it's the perfect spot for a quiet night in as well as within reach of all of Pitlochry's awesome outdoor experiences! Check them out!
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