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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."

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Dundee Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 14 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!



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 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2020
    The private single room with en-suite was a real delight. It had a double bed in the room. The price was Bly a little higher than the dorm price but certainly worth it for the privacy and own shower room. Thank you for a peaceful nights sleep.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2020
    A fantastic hostel! The rooms are more like hotel rooms, spacious and immaculately kept. A beautiful old building, with all of the buildings history displayed throughout. Great facilities; many communal rooms to discover and use, chill rooms, dining rooms, games rooms and a lovely reading room. Ended up staying an extra night and would definitely stay again! Awesome value for money and an ideal location. Thanks for having us!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2019
    I have stayed at this hostel 7 times and wouldn't hesitate to go back. Location is perfect for access to the city centre. The building itself is part of the old city and is full of character. Staff are excellent. I would give it 11/10.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2019
    Always stay here when in Dundee. Excellent value and great staff. What more could you wak for
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Nov 2019
    I stay here when overnight when attending ice hockey games in Dundee and cannot recommend this place highly enough. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Also extremely comfortable beds and excellent location.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    23 Feb 2020
    got upgraded from a single private to a double private free of charge. located in the main part of the city, near attractions, train/bus services, restaurants and shops.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Feb 2020
    Excellent location in city centre, short walk from train station and most attractions. Comfortable and spacious room. Rooms at front may be noisy at night. Plenty of comfy quiet communal areas. Character of the old building and consequent ambience are the big attractions of this place. Kitchen well equipped, but trying to keep it clean a problem with some users; free tea/coffee supplies (need your own milk). (Based on private room).
    England, Male, 41+
  • 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+
  • 8.0


    28 Nov 2019
    Lockers would be good.
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Feb 2020
    Could not be in a bette location. Everything you need is within a walking distance. Staff were okay.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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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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