Set within 5 beautifully restored period buildings, one of which dates back to the 16th century, this unique hostel offers a selection of private rooms on Dundee’s bustling High Street.

Centrally located, the Dundee Backpackers Hostel 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 the V&A Museum of Design, Discovery Point, McManus Galleries and Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre.

Each building reflects the style and character of the time in which it was built. There are feature fireplaces, plaster cornices and windows of all shapes and sizes. All of the buildings even have their own little ‘museum’ full of information and artefacts from the buildings' history.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Dundee Backpackers Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Dec 2009.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)


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About Dundee Backpackers Hostel

Welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Dec 2009

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  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets are included with every room and bed. Towels are included with the private rooms, and to rent with dormitory beds for £1.


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    Answered on 6 November 2019
  • Is the hostel a petfriendly place? Many thanks,

    Hello, I am sorry but we do not accept pets. Regards


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    Asked about: Double Room with En Suite Bathroom • Answered on 26 May 2021
  • Is bedding provided?

    Yes, it is!


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    Asked about: Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room • Answered on 13 September 2021
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    You can either buy a padlock from us for £5, or borrow one for a £5 deposit.


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    Answered on 6 November 2019
  • Is it quiet at night?

    The hostel is pretty quiet at night, but as we are located in the city centre, the street might get noisy, especially on week-ends. Also, there are bin lorries and deliveries in the morning.


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    Answered on 6 November 2019
  • hello, is there a car park on premises.

    Unfortunately not. The closest car park is at Shore Terrace. I cannot share any link here, but if you look on google for "shore terrace parking dundee", Parkopedia has all the information and prices about all the car parks in the area.


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    Answered on 19 October 2021
  • Hi, would it be possible to check in around 22.00 if we book the room? Thank you.

    Our reception is open 9:00 until 19:00 Sunday to Thursday and 9:00 to 22:00 Friday and Saturday. However we have a method for independent check in in case you're coming after opening hours. Just please let us know your arrival time. Thanks


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    Answered on 30 October 2021
  • Is it a shared bathroom in the 4 person dorm

    There is a bathroom in the 4 bed dorm ensuite. 4 bed dorm standards have a shared bathroom in the corridor.


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    Answered on 19 July 2021
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    You need a lock for the lockers, although at the moment, there are only lockers in 4 and 6 beds dorms.


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    Answered on 6 November 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Unfortunately no, we do not have any planned activities.


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    Answered on 6 November 2019
  • Do you have any parking on site?

    Unfortunately, we do not have any parking. The closest one would be at Shore Terrace, at the end of Castle Street. https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/shore_terrace/dd1/dundee/


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    Asked about: Double Room with En Suite Bathroom • Answered on 19 July 2021
  • Do you have lifts or disabled rooms

    Unfortunately, all the rooms are located upstairs, without any lift or disabled access.


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    Answered on 1 July 2021
  • Is there a bathroom attached to the room?

    Yes, the single room with private bathroom has a bathroom inside the room.


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    Asked about: Single Room with Private Bathroom • Answered on 19 July 2021
  • Does this room have a lock on the door to enter the room

    Yes, all the rooms are locked and require a keycard to enter.


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    Asked about: Family Room with Bathroom • Answered on 9 September 2021
  • parking facilities nearby

    The closest parking is a few minutes away at Shore Terrace: https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/shore_terrace/dd1/dundee


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    Answered on 26 August 2021
  • Is there TV in room

    There is no TV in the rooms.


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    Asked about: Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom • Answered on 6 November 2019
  • Is there a TV in twin ensuite rooms

    There is no TV in the rooms.


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    Asked about: Twin Room with En Suite Bathroom • Answered on 6 November 2019
  • please give me hotel contact number? we have 5 guests for 7 days is it fit 2 rooms for 5 guests?

    Our phone number is 01382 224646, please, feel free to contact us for any inquiry. Kind Regards DBH


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    Asked about: Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom • Answered on 16 October 2021
  • Is breakfast included or how much do I pay

    Breakfast is not included.


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    Answered on 19 July 2021
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • St Paul's Cathedral
    0.1 miles
  • Wellgate Shopping Centre
    0.2 miles
  • Abertay University
    0.2 miles
  • Dundee Central Library
    0.3 miles
  • V&A Dundee
    0.3 miles
  • Bernard King Library
    0.3 miles
  • Discovery Point
    0.3 miles
  • University of Dundee
    0.5 miles
  • Verdant Works
    0.6 miles
  • Dundee FC
    1 miles
Top attractions
  • St Andrews University
    10.7 miles
  • St Andrews Cathedral
    10.8 miles
  • Glamis Castle
    11.1 miles
  • Hill of Tarvit Mansion
    11.5 miles
Natural beauty
  • River River Tay
    0.4 miles
  • Mountain Dundee Law
    1.2 miles
Closest airports
  • Dundee Airport
    2.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Airport
    38.5 miles
  • Aberdeen Airport
    58.9 miles
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Facilities of Dundee Backpackers Hostel
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
Dundee Backpackers Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

13:00 - 19:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

09:00 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Dundee Backpackers Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

/!\ /!\ /!\ Please note that in accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our communal kitchen and all our communal areas are currently closed. /!\ /!\ /!\

Guests arriving after midnight should call the hostel in advance, between 09:00 and 18:00 to arrange entry and check-in.

Reception hours are 09.00 - 19.00 Sunday - Thursday, and 09.00 - 22.00 on Friday and Saturdays.

If you plan to arrive outside these hours, please email the hostel on dundeebackpackershostel@gmail.com. Full payment will be taken at this time, and instructions regarding collection of keys and location of rooms will be emailed to you.

Please note that the hostel will charge a 3% fee for non-European Economic Area (EEA) cards.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Dundee Backpackers Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Dundee Backpackers Hostel

  • Dundee Backpackers Hostel is 350 yards from the centre of Dundee.

  • Check-in at Dundee Backpackers Hostel is from 13:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The prices at Dundee Backpackers Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dundee Backpackers Hostel by:

    • Bus 1h 20min

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