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Offering award winning hostels and tours, Scotland’s Top Hostels is your one stop shop for the perfect budget friendly Scottish Holiday.

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 to help you explore our beautiful country within a budget!

Our first hostel (High Street Hostel) opened up in 1985 just off the Royal Mile in beautiful Edinburgh and was soon followed by our largest hostel (Castle Rock) and smallest hostel (Royal Mile Backpackers). All three of our Edinburgh Hostels are a family and share activities, meaning you won’t get the best of Edinburgh no matter where you choose to stay!

Further north we offer 6 Highland Hostels and a small, private guest house. Whether you’re planning to climb the UK’s highest peak, look for Nessie or explore the mystical Isle of Skye; we have a spot for you! 

All our hostels are backpacker run and Scottish owned! Our staff is made up of a multinational crew of people who have all fallen in love with our beautiful country and will do their best to make your stay as unforgettable as possible. You may even find yourself wanting to join the family too!

Check out our great range of hostels below!

Check out the interactive map of our hostels below

Check out our blog

Our hostels are run by groups of travelers just like you! Luckily, they’ve written down some of their top things to do in Edinburgh and the Highlands, so you know exactly what to check out when you next get to visit! Have a read below for some of their top tips in our blog!

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.

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

Such a nice place. Friendly staff.

Such a nice place. Friendly staff. Free coffee, tea and got chocolate 24/7. 5 minutes walk to the Fort William train station. Views from outside the hostel are great too. Great value for money. Highly… Read more “Such a nice place. Friendly staff.”

Keshav OS

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

Really nice friendly welcome

Cycled here from Inverness along national route 7. Really nice friendly welcome, safe bike lock up area, beds were great as they’re simple design with no ends to them meaning I could stretch my long… Read more “Really nice friendly welcome”

Seth Kennard
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

Arrived to Oban it was good to meet this place

Arrived to Oban it was good to meet this place,for the comfortable atmosphere that instill. Good for relax and to manage the trip around the area. People who work there is young, friendly and helpful.Read more “Arrived to Oban it was good to meet this place”

Alekos Demetriou Alekos Demetriou
Oban Backpackers

No frill hostel, Great atmosphere.

No frill hostel, Great atmosphere. A lovely living room which a lot of games, books, a guitar and a lot more. The guy at the reception was very helpful as well in recommending places around… Read more “No frill hostel, Great atmosphere.”

Adrian Remedios

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