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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

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

Excellent Location

Excellent location! The rooms and the bathrooms are clean. The staff friendly and helpful. We didn’t like the fact that after the breakfast, we had to wash our dishes Some people were just pouring water… Read more “Excellent Location”

Kelly K
Castle Rock 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

Well decorated

Well decorated, great staff, comfy beds and everything you could need

Alasdair Hall
Royal Mile Backpackers

Nice place

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

Henry Davis
Inverness Student Hotel

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