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.

Lochside Hostel - Loch Ness

Lochside Hostel is the newest addition to the Scotland’s Top Hostels family and is perched on the edge of Scotland’s most famous and mysterious Loch. Come see if you can spot Nessie or even swim with the beast itself!

Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel

The idyllic town of Pitlochry is your gateway to the Cairngorms and the mystical Scottish Highlands. Famous for its whisky tasting, forest walks and fishing; Pitlochry is one of Perthshire’s most effortlessly beautiful towns.

Fort William Backpackers

The adventure capital of the UK, Fort William is renowned for its outdoor activities and even boasts the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, on its doorstep. Whether you’re an outdoor aficionado or simply love the Highlands, you’ll love Fort William

Oban Backpackers

Known as the Gateway to the Isles, Oban is a fun seaside town boasting incredible seafood; great whisky and the chance to explore the surrounding Isles to see migratory birds such as puffins in the summer months. A trip to Oban is sure to be a highlight of your Scottish holiday.

Inverness Student Hotel

The largest city in the Highlands, Inverness boasts history, beauty and nightlife in equal measures. Explore beautiful Inverness Castle, the buzzing high street or take a wander down the River Ness to see if you can spot Nessie trying to escape to sea. 

Skye Backpackers

The Isle of Skye has it all.  Towering waterfalls, incredible mountains, an incredible coast line and some of the best hikes in the country. Our hostel in the town of Kyleakin is the perfect spot to explore this mystical isle. Come explore Skye with us!

Reviews of our Highland Hostels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great place to stay while travelling

Great place to stay while travelling. Cosy fireplace to sit by, and lots to do indoors. Accommodation was nice and clean and a pleasure to stay at!

Jon Hicken
Oban Backpackers

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

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

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

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

We came across this amazing hostel

We came across this amazing hostel while driving through Pitlochry. Tony’s welcome was so warm that we booked a family room for the night. Nothing but positive things to say about this place! Thanks again,… Read more “We came across this amazing hostel”

Mario Latreille
Pitlochry Backpacker Hotel

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

Totally loved it

Cheapest and most lovely place to stay in Oban. Totally loved it

Angel Iliev
Oban 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

This hostel is great!

This hostel is great! Direct access to Loch Ness and a lovely view up and down the loch. Absolutely loads of communal space (5 cookers in the kitchen and 4 fridges!!!). There are reading lights… Read more “This hostel is great!”

Kirsty Godsman
The Lochside Hostel

Great location just a few mins from the centre.

Great location just a few mins from the centre. Not all beds have plugs next to them. But everything else was as you’d want in a hostel. Sadly not found on hostelworld

Arjun Narayan Arjun Narayan
Inverness Student Hotel

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

Loved Skye Backpackers

One of my favourite hostels, a very friendly and cozy hostel, no TV here, chat, read a book or play scrabble beside the charcoal fire in the lounge. Wonderful views out over Loch Alsh &… Read more “Loved Skye Backpackers”

Eleanor Heptinstall
Skye Backpackers

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

Warm hostel, great location, helpful staff

Warm hostel, great location, helpful staff (Anne went above and beyond helping me book my bus plan for the next day), fun little city with great pubs and live music.

Joshua Mogyoros
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

I loved staying here

I loved staying here because of the character of the house and the communal atmosphere between the guests. The lounge has a big bay window with a nice view over Fort William as well as… Read more “I loved staying here”

Emmanuel Crollen
Fort William Backpackers

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

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

Arrived to Oban it was good to meet this place

Arrived to Oban it was good to meet this place,for the comfortable atmosphere that instill. Good for relax and to manage the trip around the area. People who work there is young, friendly and helpful.Read more “Arrived to Oban it was good to meet this place”

Alekos Demetriou Alekos Demetriou
Oban Backpackers