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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Dundee Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

This unique hostel, set within 5 beautifully restored period buildings, one of which dating back to the 16th century, offers a selection of private and shared rooms on Dundee’s bustling High Street.

/! /! /! Due to the historic nature of the buildings, we do not have any elevator or disabled access. There are lots of stairs with old and uneven stone steps (see photos), and no rooms available on the ground floor. /! /! /!


Centrally located, the Dundee Backpackers boasts the pedestrianised centre, with numerous shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs, right on its doorstep. Within walking distance you can visit popular attractions such as Discovery Point, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, McManus Galleries, and the new V&A Design Museum. Furthermore, the bus and train stations are both within a 5-minute walk of the hostel.

Each building reflects the style and character of the time in which it was built. There are feature fireplaces, plaster cornices and even a little ‘museum’ full of information and artefacts from the buildings' history. Due to the historic nature of our buildings, we do not have any elevators or disabled access. There are lots of stairs, and no rooms available on the ground floor.

Our clean and comfortable mixed dormitories range in size from 4 to 8 beds. We also have a wide range of private rooms: single, twin, double and a family room (1 double bed + 2 single beds), either with shared or ensuite bathroom.

In our hostel you will find a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a dining room, a TV room, a reading room with library and book exchange, and a games room with WiFi, pool table and darts board.

* Best location in town
* Reception Hours: 8am - Midnight
* 24-hours key card access
* Free WiFi available in communal areas only (NO WIFI in ROOMS)
* TV available in common area only (NO TV in ROOMS)
* Free tea and coffee in shared kitchen

Double rooms have one large bed for 2 persons.
Twin rooms have 2 single beds.
Family room has 1 double bed and 2 single beds.
All of our dormitories are mixed-gender.
Only rooms with Ensuite bathroom have their own private bathroom. The other rooms have access to multiple shared bathrooms spread across the hostel.
Each of our rooms are different, in shape, size and furniture. We cannot guarantee that you will get one of the rooms pictured on this page.

There is a small open air backyard where you can store your bicycle.


Golf tournaments, concerts, festivals and other special event bookings will be subject to the following conditions:
* The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival.
* If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs.
* Cancellations - Once you have paid in full, no refunds will be issued.


We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Card Charges for non-European Economic Area residents and Business/Corporate Accounts
Under £25.00 - £0.50
Over £25.00 - 3% of total

•'Non-refundable bookings' will be charged within 24 hours of the booking being made and as stated, are non-refundable!


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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Oct 2019
    Dundee Backpacker's Hostel provided a fantastic first and second experience with a hostel and I'd highly recommend them to anyone. The hostel itself is kept very clean and tidy, and the staff are friendly and very helpful. It always felt like a safe, welcoming place to stay at and relax after a long day out, particularly invaluable if you're new to the area!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    Great hostel and staff were extremely helpful and very good facilities
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Oct 2019
    Any hostel with a cosy top-floor library is likely to get 10/10 from me, but what if it were also ideally located, perfectly tidy, and delightfully maze-like on the inside? I was thrilled to see that my charming single room (surprisingly affordable on a student budget) came with a towel; after six hours on a train, it's the little things. Staff were helpful and kind. I do wonder if it's haunted, but if so, ghosts were also welcoming and kind.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Oct 2019
    Perfect location. Beds and duvets very comfy. Rooms lovely and warm with good heaters.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Sep 2019
    Dundee Backpackers was the same as last time, excellent, that's why I always stay there when attending competitions in the city.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    25 Oct 2019
    Off season so to speak, but still a few people around. Shared a 4 bed dorm with two blokes, a Frenchman and another Aussie. They were happy to chat but not too many others. Still some smiles and hellos. Good kitchen, has all that's needed. Great size communal eating and reading areas, along with larger games room. Showers/toilets are great, good heat and pressure, and bath mats are a great addition. Top notch hostel, but not for those with weak knees as two flights of windy & small stairs :)
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    07 Oct 2019
    Good value, clean and central. Perfect!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    26 Oct 2019
    Staff was extremely helpful!
    Bulgaria, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    14 Oct 2019
    Great location, nice staff, great room and fantastic showers
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    03 Oct 2019
    Hostel was great, though it's the slow season now. Not many people which was great but also felt a little odd. The building is HUGE and they've obviously put a ton of work into restoring the old buildings. They did an amazing job, it is GORGEOUS! Lots of common rooms to hang out and comfy couches. Would definitely stay again
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Key Card Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table


  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Scotland

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