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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.

Very beautiful and clean hostel

Very beautiful and clean hostel. Staffs are very kind and gentle. Location is very good.

Kuwano Yuta Kuwano Yuta
Royal Mile Backpackers

I stayed there twice and I love this hostel

I stayed there twice and I love this hostel. The staff is very nice and friendly. The house is not the most modern one but it is a very comfortable and cosy place to stay.… Read more “I stayed there twice and I love this hostel”

Outdoorsports
Fort William Backpackers

offering differing levels of accommodation

3 completely separate buildings offering differing levels of accommodation. Visit website for full details. The plus accommodation was perfect for our needs. Local restraunts are too expensive.

martin sidebottom
Oban Backpackers

A youth hostel, with all its advantages

A youth hostel, with all its advantages (chiefly, incredibly low price and a social experience if meeting new, different people is something you’d enjoy) and disadvantages (very difficult to find privacy). The space is tight… Read more “A youth hostel, with all its advantages”

Gaurav Kumar
Fort William Backpackers

Kind of like living in a very crowded

Kind of like living in a very crowded, very well run flat. If you like a sense of humour and a little ridiculousness, plus friendly people, you’ll have fun. If you’re going to be bothered… Read more “Kind of like living in a very crowded”

racheljarthur
Fort William Backpackers

Amazing hostel

Amazing hostel. Nice environment, decent domitory, good shower and nice breakfast. The staff are warm-hearted and you can turn to them for any problems.

Peiran Shen
Royal Mile Backpackers

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