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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.

The Oban Backpackers Hostel, is the very best

The Oban Backpackers Hostel, is the very best I’ve been to now. Service is kind and funny. Rooms are cleaned every day and full suited kitchen is there for use too.

Canobil
Oban Backpackers

Nice staff, big hostel.

Nice staff, big hostel. Rooms are a bit small, and toilets and shower maybe short, but in truth I only needed to wait once in 3 nights. Breakfast is £1,90 with fruit, cereals, toast with… Read more “Nice staff, big hostel.”

Adrián Salavera
High Street Hostel

Seemed friendly, well run, and pretty good

Oban Backpackers For a budget backpackers place it seemed friendly, well run, and pretty good. Free tea and coffee. Cost-priced toast and breakfast cereals. Friendly helpful staff. No frills for sure, but what I’d expect… Read more “Seemed friendly, well run, and pretty good”

Joe Lindley
Oban Backpackers

Friendly, cozy and cute

Friendly, cozy and cute but basic esp shower and bathrooms. Aways clean. Really nice lounge. Great location.

Laura McKendrick
Skye Backpackers

Amazing place to stay

Amazing place to stay, the staff is incredibly nice, helping us with the trip and giving us a bunch of advices on where to go to. All the spaces were really clean, great breakfast and… Read more “Amazing place to stay”

Ricardo Miras
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

Carol and Andrew

We stayed here with a group of 10 of which 8 of us were in a room together. It was our first hostel and it was a great experience. It was a busy spot. Great… Read more “Carol and Andrew”

Carol
Fort William Backpackers

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