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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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, procedural changes have had to be made to operate in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Scottish Government.
To minimise face to face contact, and maintain social distancing, our Reception will not be open.
All bookings will be charged 48 hours prior to arrival, and instructions regarding collection of keys and location of rooms will be emailed at time of payment.
If your card is declined, your booking WILL be cancelled.
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy – if you wish to cancel, you must give us 2 days notice before your arrival date.

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: currently closed due to COVID
* 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!



Situated right on Dundee’s High Street, Dundee Backpackers Hostel is split among five restored period buildings, dating back as far as the 16th century. Period features like fireplaces and ornate windows add to our hostel's character, along with a range of dedicated chill-out common areas, including a music room with a record player and vinyls. Play some darts, tinkle on the piano, or browse through our extensive library and book exchange in the reading room. All of our rooms come with linen already provided, and you can help yourself to free city maps to start planning your itinerary.


We're surrounded by lots of different shops, restaurants and pubs, so you won’t have to walk far to top up on food, drinks or souvenirs! You can even walk to major city attractions like Discover Point to retrace the steps of Scott and Shackleton, or check out the brand new V&A Design Museum nearby. Dundee Bus Station is a 5-minute walk up the High Street, and the train station is just under a 10-minute walk towards the River Tay. If you're coming from Dundee Airport, we're a 30-minute bus journey away.

Rooms and Dorms

Our spacious and airy private twins and doubles look more like hotel rooms than typical hostel rooms! Some even come with wardrobes, reading lamps and sitting areas, as well as shared or en-suite bathrooms. Our mixed dorms are just as cosy and cheerful, and have storage lockers and shared bathrooms. If you forgot to bring a towel, don't panic – you can rent one from reception.

Extras and activities

We have a self-catering kitchen, where you can help yourself to free tea and coffee throughout your stay. Cook up some comfort food and then swap travel tales with fellow backpackers in our homely dining room. You're welcome to explore our different buildings, climbing staircases and discovering new communal areas at every turn – keep a look out for our games room and pool room!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2021
    Good base, COVID safe.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Oct 2020
    Excellent stay as always. Cant fault anything.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2020
    I was booked in a room at the top floor so it was quite a trudge getting my 26 Kg bag up there. I was also disappointed that there was no wifi available in my room apparently you can onlyget it in the communal areas. Besides these two points, everything else was fine.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2020
    Loved my stay. Room was perfect and great value for money. Staff very helpful and caring.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2020
    Nothing to complain about - was cheap and a good experience
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2020
    We had a great stay at Dundee Backpackers Hostel. Location was brilliant being smack bang in the centre of town. Due to Covid 19 it was fairly quiet and the reception was closed but the staff left useful instructions by email with everything that we needed. Would stay here again if passing through Dundee!
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 May 2021
    Great hostel! Managed to check in early. We were the only ones staying and obviously no reception but all was well! Room was great, really pleased.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Sep 2020
    I stayed here on the first nights after they reopened post lockdown. They gave me code to get my key and instruction on how to get into my room without any contact to other people. I stayed alone in a four people bedroom with my own bathroom. In general the hostel is in a good location and it seemed to be very cozy. There were no lockers in the room, which could be annoying if there were more people but in my case it didn't matter as I was the only person in the room. Would definitely recommend!
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Mar 2020
    One night's stay in this great hostel - my private en-suite room was comfortable and full of the quirky character of this beautiful building. Bathroom was spotless and the room had loads of atmosphere and a great view. The Reading room was a lovely facility -again a really characterful space with a great view over the city centre. Location couldn't have been better. Staff were helpful and friendly and the price of the room was really reasonable. Definitely recommended.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    30 Apr 2021
    Stayed in a single room with my own bathroom for one night. Didn't meet any staff due to covid19. Room is basic a bit dim in the room and toilet. Would be better if there are spare batteries for the TV remote control. Wall is super thin I hear EVERYTHING from the next door (conversation, farting, blowing nose brushing teeth, flushing toilet shower etc) very loud feels like in the same room. Floor is not even so people with balance problem should be aware.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Key Card Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table


  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Scotland

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