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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.

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

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

Excellent staff

Excellent staff – one lady at the reception is really very polite and helpful – I am sorry I can’t remember her name. Clean rooms, very central location, good prices, I certainly recommend it to… Read more “Excellent staff”

leonidas lio
Royal Mile 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

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

Loved Skye Backpackers

One of my favourite hostels, a very friendly and cozy hostel, no TV here, chat, read a book or play scrabble beside the charcoal fire in the lounge. Wonderful views out over Loch Alsh &… Read more “Loved Skye Backpackers”

Eleanor Heptinstall
Skye Backpackers

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  • There's a reason Glen Coe is top of most traveler's Scotland Bucket Lists 😍 brilliant picture by @svenos.robbie, give him a follow!
  • Nothing quite like Loch Ness, we could stare at it forever 😍 check out our bonnie @lochsidehostel on the banks of Loch Ness for some wonderful hikes, beautiful waterfalls and stunning hidden creeks
  • When the coo thinks you have food 😂 Happy #Coosday everyone! Thanks to @adventuresofjesss for this awesome picture, give her a follow for some stunning shots 😍
  • With one of the coolest lounges around, our @castlerockhostel is the perfect place to stay on your Edinburgh trip. Check them out 😎
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