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

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

Lovely people

Lovely people and nicely place in Scotland 😉🖒

Jörg Dunker
Inverness Student 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

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.

Oban Backpackers

I really like this hostel. This is my third visit.

I really like this hostel. This is my third visit. There is a private beach!Loch Ness is beautiful, truly stunning. Inside the kitchen is huge and the communal space is large and open and has… Read more “I really like this hostel. This is my third visit.”

Laura McKendrick
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

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

Great amenities

Great amenities, nice laundry service for cheap.

Mac Gaulin Mac Gaulin
Inverness Student Hotel

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

Very friendly service

Very friendly service. Really helpfull people and i enjoyed spending time there. Also a very good location and not expensive.

Oban Backpackers

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

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

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

Inverness Student 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

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

Great location

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

Stuart Campbell
Inverness Student 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained.

Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained. You could spend a lot more for a lot less, and the fact that the Hostel is right on the Loch — well, there is no better… Read more “Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained.”

Mark HK
The Lochside Hostel

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

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

Room had a beautiful view of the ocean

Room had a beautiful view of the ocean. Rooms were clean with your own sink. Breakfast was only £2. You are walking distance to 2 bars and an Indian food restaurant. Staff were friendly.

Marion Lafleur
Skye 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

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

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