Jessie Macs, Murthly Terrace, Birnam, Dunkeld PH8 0BG

Call Dot Mechan on 07539 581526


In the centre of Birnam just 10 minutes' walk from Dunkeld in the heart of Highland Perthshire. This is a refurbished Victorian manse offering a mix of private small bunk rooms, double and family rooms. All rooms are ensuite with WC & shower, TV, bedding and towels provided. Covid-ready systems in place. Tucked away in the forests of Perthshire, the village of Birnam is a perfect base to discover the mountains, waters, rich culture and heritage of Big Tree Country. Lockable drying room and bike shed are available for all of your adventure gear. Green Tourism Gold award winning Jessie Mac's has 2 generously equipped guest kitchens, a large lounge and separate, large dining room. With a relaxed and quiet atmosphere, it offers a warm welcome and a good night's rest. The ground floor double room has wheelchair access. LGBTQ+ and family friendly with well behaved pets welcome by arrangement. An hour by car from Edinburgh and Glasgow with good public transport links. A great choice whether you're looking for an affordable bunk room to share with friends, you might want a double bed and room or maybe prefer a large family room for you and the kids. Whole house bookings welcome.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    21: 4x2, 2x4, 1x5
  • Open:

    All year. Check in: 4-6.30pm. Check out: by 10am.
  • Price per night:

    4 bunk room £100 (4 pers). 2 bunk room £50 (2 pers) or £32 single occ. Double £65 (2 pers) or £40 single occ. Child £12.50 in shared room. Infants free. Pets by arrangement free. Group rates available.
  • Booking:

    Book via website, email or phone
  • Directions:

    Take Birnam/Dunkeld turning off the A9, Jessie Mac's is in the centre of Birnam on the main Perth Road.
  • Public Transport:

    Direct buses from Edinburgh/Inverness and connections from Glasgow. Direct trains from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Non car users are treated to a mug of tea/coffee, a bun and a fluffy towel on arrival!.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
8Green Tourism Award: Gold
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Jessie Macs

We are taking bookings and hope to be able to open in May

February 23rd 2021

Currently our lovely hostels is open for emergency and key workers. We will open as soon as we are allowed, which will hopefully be in May. If you want to enquire or book provisionally please get in touch

Jessie Macs Hostel Dunkeld

Jessie Macs a gem in the highlands

October 5th 2020

An award winning eco hostel surrounded by the raw beauty of Scotland.

Walking or just relaxing Jessie Macs is the place to be. Clean and comfortable rooms paired with outstanding customer service make it easily mistakable for a hotel. Options for self catered or breakfast can be ordered. Treating yourself to some Scottish smoked salmon sounds like a good plan!

Ossian Hall overlooking The Black Linn Falls at Dunkeld Hermitage

Jessie Macs aims to be the greenest and best small hostel in Scotland. 

August 24th 2019

This great little hostel has the Gold Award from Green Tourism, the Green Leader award from Trip adviser and is consistently featured highly in local and international Eco award listings.

Jessie Mac’s aims to be the  greenest small hostel in Scotland.   Sustainability is very important, they minimise impact on the environment and support the local economy .  Since taking on the business in 2013  they have almost halved the amount of energy used  per guest and are now recycling 90% of waste.  The hostel purchases only fairly traded tea, coffee, sugar and bananas and have won a Taste Our Best award for sources the majority of produce in Scotlad.

Jessie Macs Hostel wins Green Tourism award

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