Highland Hostels

Scotland’s Top Hostels offers six different hostels around the Highlands to ensure you get the full experience of Scotland’s most beautiful places. Whether you want to hunt for Nessie, trek the Great Glen or just take the high road at the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond… We’ve got the place for you. All our hostels offer laundry facilities, breakfast and helpful receptionists.

Skye Backpackers

Skye Backpackers

Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It’s a small cosy and friendly hostel with loads of character and great staff. Skye ...
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Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel

Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel

Pitlochry Backpackers is an old Victorian hotel, bursting with character. It is ideally located to explore the surrounding area with its variety of stunning landscapes and range of activities. Pitlochry ...
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Oban Backpackers

Oban Backpackers

The Original Oban Backpackers is perfectly located to enable you to make the most of your time in Oban. Our friendly hostel has everything you will need after a great ...
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Lochside Hostel

Lochside Hostel Loch Ness

Our Lochside Hostel is nestled among towering pine trees and  perched on the very edge of the famous and mystical LOCH NESS! Lochside Hostel Lochside Hostel, Alltsigh, Inverness, IV63 7YD, ...
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Inverness Student Hostel

Inverness Student Hotel

The Inverness Student Hotel has a terrific outlook over the river and the city to the hills beyond. It’s a quirky building with real character and a fun and relaxed ...
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Fort William Backpackers

Fort William Backpackers

Deep in the Highlands, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery lies Fort William, The Outdoor Capital of the UK and a Mecca for those with a spirit of adventure. Fort William ...
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Reviews of our Highland Hostels

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

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

Very cosy and clean

Very cosy and clean.loved the evening ambience where everyone prepares his own food in the kitchen and eats along with other residents.ideally located on the bank of loch ness with splendid twilight view. Stephen was… Read more “Very cosy and clean”

viswarnath virah sawmy
The Lochside Hostel

Great value

Great value, perhaps most enthousiastic welcome I’ve had in a hostel this year, scones for breakfast, private parking, excellent hostel.

BJ de Bruin
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

Love love love this place!

Love love love this place! Staff is great. Beds are super comfy. Bathrooms are clean. Great value! I can’t recommend it enough. I hope to come back and stay longer.

Heather W
Fort William Backpackers

The staff were phenominal

The staff were phenominal and the facilities were great! I had a two night stay and I enjoyed it very much

Joel MacLean
Oban Backpackers

Small but nice.

Small but nice..good place if looking for cheaper option…whole house is transformed into hostel..no card services,always requires cash to pay

SHRUTI SINGH
Inverness Student Hotel

Lovely feel to the place

Lovely feel to the place, with a good, lively common room and good (numerous!) facilities. Would absolutely stay again.

Paul Gee
Oban Backpackers

service was 5 star!!

We stayed here for I trip to the Enchanted Forest. The staff were excellent and the service was 5 star!!

Vivian Staffen
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

Overall stay was good at the backpackers

Overall stay was good at the backpackers, we arrived at 4 minutes past 12 and was unable to check-in as checkout was only until 12 and no body was able to book us in. The… Read more “Overall stay was good at the backpackers”

Matthew Slater
Fort William Backpackers

Great service and great guys

Great service and great guys. Would definitely stop here again next time I’m in Oban!

Erik Hernandez
Oban Backpackers

The staff is really friendly and helpful

The staff is really friendly and helpful. The beds are ok but it’s a hostel so that’s pretty standard.
The cost of breakfast is £2 and the options are pretty good. If you forget… Read more “The staff is really friendly and helpful”

Elizabeth Peck
Skye Backpackers

The place is really cool.

The place is really cool. Last time we stayed in a caravan. That was very good.

Theepan subramani
Skye Backpackers

This is absolutely my favorite hostel ever!

This is absolutely my favorite hostel ever!
I first came to stay there back in 2008. We had only planned to stay one night but fell in love with both the hostel and the… Read more “This is absolutely my favorite hostel ever!”

Enlothien Took
Skye Backpackers

It was absolutely amazing.

It was absolutely amazing. They have a cute rooms, a nice kitchen and a laundry service for £3.50.

Andrea Binz
Skye Backpackers

A wonderful, chilled out hostel

A wonderful, chilled out hostel on the Isle of Skye, with friendly staff, a comfortable lounge and very good beds. One of my favourite hostels in the UK.

David Heptinstall
Skye Backpackers

Lovely, friendly staff

Lovely, friendly staff. It’s nice when hostel staff spread guests out and as a single traveller I got a room to myself
The free wi – fi , tea and coffee and pool table… Read more “Lovely, friendly staff”

Anthony English
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

Lovely hostel and super helpful staff

I stayed here with a friend for three nights at the beginning of January for a hiking weekend. I was very pleasantly surprised at just how lovely this hostel was. The beds were very comfortable,… Read more “Lovely hostel and super helpful staff”

Natalia S
Fort William Backpackers

Fantastic location, friendly and home-like atmosphere

Fantastic location, friendly and home-like atmosphere and helpful staff! The hostel is located right at the bank of Loch Ness so you literally can go down to the rocky “beach” in your pyjamas 🙂 there’s… Read more “Fantastic location, friendly and home-like atmosphere”

Karolina Jędrzejko Karolina Jędrzejko
The Lochside 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

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

Great little hostel that’s fairly close to everything

Great little hostel that’s fairly close to everything in town. It’s a bit small so kitchen and living areas can get a bit cramped at peak hours. It would also be nice to have plugs… Read more “Great little hostel that’s fairly close to everything”

Leah Biernacki
Inverness Student Hotel

The best youth hostel ive ever stayed

The best youth hostel ive ever stayed. Geest service very relaxed. Super Friendly. IT should be 6 stars instead of 5

Rowan Geldof
The Lochside Hostel

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

Staff was very friendly

Spent one night there. Staff was very friendly. The cat that came in the night was cute. Breakfast was available for £2.00. Definitely coming back!

Carlo Banchón
Skye Backpackers

Nice hostel

Nice hostel, though it is showing some wear and tear. We slept here before starting off on the Great Glen Way and it did the job. The rooms are comfortable, there is an option for… Read more “Nice hostel”

Bart Smeulders
Fort William Backpackers

Nice place

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

Henry Davis
Inverness Student Hotel

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

Great friendly hostel

Great friendly hostel, well kept. Breakfast for £2 is a bargain. Only issue was the bed didn’t have a proper mattres, just two layers of foam. Not sure if this was just our room or… Read more “Great friendly hostel”

Chris White
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

One of my favourite backpackers

One of my favourite backpackers. The vibe is chilled, the people are nice. Whenever i visit Skye, I try to stay here. Located in Kyle of Lochalsh, across the bridge, the backpacker offers great sunset… Read more “One of my favourite backpackers”

Sagnik Mukherjee
Skye Backpackers

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