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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.

Nice place

Nice place good view over Inverness good breakfast. Small room slept 6 people was a bit

Henry Davis
Inverness Student Hotel

I really like this hostel. This is my third visit.

I really like this hostel. This is my third visit. There is a private beach!Loch Ness is beautiful, truly stunning. Inside the kitchen is huge and the communal space is large and open and has… Read more “I really like this hostel. This is my third visit.”

Laura McKendrick
The Lochside Hostel

Great place to stay

Great place to stay, very friendly, informal and relaxing. Comfortable accommodation, enjoyed our stay very much and will return, thankyou.

Alf Sludden
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

Thoroughly enjoyed staying here

Thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Stayed for a total of three nights at different times in September of last year. Very clean and comfortable. The hosts are all friendly and trust worthy and it is safe… Read more “Thoroughly enjoyed staying here”

Janna Peterson
High Street Hostel

This hostel was very nice!

This hostel was very nice! The rooms were very cozy and clean, the staff was extremely friendly, the common room was really fun, and the location was great! I would 100% stay here again.

Castle Rock Hostel

Our room was extremely basic

Our room was extremely basic, one chair for two people. But apart from that the common areas were amazing along with the views. Plus they had a little shop.

Constance Morris
The Lochside Hostel

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