Jessie Macs, Murthly Terrace, Birnam, Dunkeld PH8 0BG
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OverviewIn the centre of Birnam just 10 minutes' walk from Dunkeld, this refurbished Victorian manse has 7 bedrooms and offers a mix of self-catering hostel and bed & breakfast accommodation. 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. GTBS Gold award winning Jessie Mac's has private doubles, bunk rooms and family rooms, all en suite, offering a warm welcome and a good night's rest. The ground floor double room has wheelchair access. LGBT friendly and well behaved dogs are 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 hostel room to share with friends or prefer a private room to yourselves. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:21: 4x2, 2x4, 1x5
Open:All year. Check in: 4-6.30pm. Check out: by 10am.
Price per night:Dorm £22pp +continental breakfast £27, +cooked breakfast £30. Double £29.50pp (based on 2 sharing) or £35 single occ. Child £11 in shared room. Infants free. Group rates available.
Booking:Book via website, email or phone
Directions:Take Birnam/Dunkeld turning off the A9, Jessie Macs 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 Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map.
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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.
Book Direct at Jessie Macs
July 19th 2018
Book Direct at Jessie Macs in Birnam near Dunkeld, Scotland.
Book Direct to get the best prices for a bed in one of the lovely dorm rooms at Jessie Macs in Scotland. A perfect stop off location on a tour or as a base for exploring the southern Highlands.
Music at Jessie Mac’s
February 15th 2018
The Niel Gow festival is not far off!
I have written elsewhere about how I think Jessie Mac’s near Dunkeld is the most charming and friendly hostel. I also mentioned that the gallery on their website showed a fair bit of ‘fiddling about’ going on!
This might have something to do with the Niel Gow Music Festival on the weekend of March 17th – 18th. Named for the 18th century fiddle prodigy, the festival brings together violinists of all ages and from a range of backgrounds and styles. Check out the website and you’ll see lots of further information, but you can expect concerts, tuition, workshops and loads of enthusiasts.
If you visit Jessie Mac’s Hostel in Birnam, near Dunkeld at other times you can still enjoy local traditional music. There is a live local music every Thursday night at the Taybank Inn in Dunkeld, less then 5 minutes walk from the hostel .