Dundee Backpackers Hostel

71 High StreetDundeeDD1 1SDUnited Kingdom
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About Dundee Backpackers Hostel

Located on Dundee High Street, right in the city centre, Dundee Backpackers Hostel is a great value hostel with a choice of private rooms and dorms available.

Among the 90 bed spaces, there's a range of options, from private, ensuite rooms to dorm rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Bed linen is provided and there are towels for hire.

Spread across five buildings of different periods, Dundee Backpackers Hostel maximises the historical interest with little museum exhibits. There's also a large, sociable common room.

There's a spacious, fully-equipped kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals, and there are plenty of restaurants and bars along the High Street.

Right at the heart of the pedestrianised centre, Dundee Backpackers Hostel is surrounded by shops and cultural attractions. The train station is a 5-minute walk away.


71 High Street, Dundee, DD1 1SD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1382224646 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Characterful, historical buildings.

Dundee Backpackers certainly makes the most of its beautiful buildings - you'll find artifacts from the different historical periods in each building, and there are plenty of period features.

Great location right in the heart of Dundee.

When you can just step out of the front door and be in the buzzing centre of the city, it takes a lot of the hassle out of a city break. Here, you'll be right in the heart of Dundee, with most things just a short walk away.

Good communal facilites and social spaces.

Guests love the social spaces provided at Dundee Backpackers. The Games Room is particularly popular, and guests report that this is the best place to get a good Wi-Fi signal.

Negative Reviews

No Wi-Fi in the rooms.

While some guests have had luck connecting to the Wi-Fi from their rooms, generally the Wi-Fi signal is weak beyond the communal areas, so you might not be able to get online from the comfort of your bed.

Lots of flights of stairs to navigate.

The downside of these charming, historic buildings is that they come with a lot of stairs for you to drag your bags up, and there's no lift, so to access the upper levels, you need to be fit and mobile.

Noise may be an issue from inside and outside.

Given the location of Dundee Backpackers, noise from the street is likely, particularly if you have the windows open. As it's a youthful, hostel atmosphere, some noise after-hours is to be expected too.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1541 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    9.0 /10
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    8.5 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 1541 reviews