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

Great location

Great location, friendly staff, comfortable dorm beds, and not too expensive.

Stuart Campbell
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

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

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

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

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

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

Great cosy hostel

Great cosy hostel very comfy beds and everything you could need to recharge for the following day.

Adam Cox
The Lochside Hostel

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

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

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

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

This could be a boutique Hostel

If you are looking for an affordable place right in the loch then you got it. This could be a boutique Hostel but now that are a friendly budget calling Hostel. Beds are good with… Read more “This could be a boutique Hostel”

Matthew Marcus
The Lochside Hostel

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

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

The Oban Backpackers Hostel, is the very best

The Oban Backpackers Hostel, is the very best I’ve been to now. Service is kind and funny. Rooms are cleaned every day and full suited kitchen is there for use too.

Canobil
Oban Backpackers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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