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Groups, Families and Pets

For Groups, Families and Pets

For Groups, Families and Pets

Tufty the Dog

Tufty the Dog

We Love Dogs

We Love Dogs

Families / kids

We’re a pretty calm and family friendly place to stay. We have two travel cots - please let us know in advance if you wish to use them to avoid disappointment. We also have a high chair, plastic plates/cups/cutlery and a selection of games and toys. We have family friendly pricing too:

  • Infants in cots stay for free

  • Children (under 16) half price (£11.50 per night in dormitory rooms only)

There are 3 play parks in the area, ranging from 5 to 10 minutes’ walk away. See a map of local parks. For more ideas, check our page on Things to Do.

Booking for Groups

If you'd like to book a room for a group, it can work out cheaper. Shared rooms can be booked for private use. Whole house bookings are welcome for clubs, weddings / civil partnerships, groups of friends etc. We can sleep up to 21 in total if all double beds are used. Whole house bookings are only available on a self-catering basis.  Sorry but we can’t accept stag or hen groups. Please enquire for details.

Costs for booking whole house per night:

PRICES Low Season (Nov -March)

  • 1 night = £360.00 - Cost per person £17.14 (based on sleeping 21 guests)

  • 2 nights = £335.00 - Cost per person £15.95 (based on sleeping 21 guests) 

  • 3+ nights = £310.00 - Cost per person £14.76 (based on sleeping 21 guests)

PRICES High Season (April – Oct)

  • 1 night = £370.00 - Cost per person £17.61 (based on sleeping 21 guests)

  • 2 nights = £345.00 - Cost per person £16.43 (based on sleeping 21 guests) 

  • 3+ nights = £320.00 - Cost per person £15.23 (based on sleeping 21 guests)

Please enquire for details.

Deposit = £100 per night booked, to be paid on booking.

What If I have to Cancel a Group Booking?

  • Outwith 6 months = £0

  • 6 - 3 months = 25%

  • 3 - 1 months = 50%

  • Within 1 month = 100%


All of our private and family rooms are suitable for dogs/cats. It's essential that you let us know if you plan to bring a pet so that we can allocate the right type of room. Up to three pets are allowed, with a one off charge of £5. They are welcome to stay in the bedroom under owners' supervision. Unfortunately they cannot come into the public areas as some of our guests may be allergic or even scared.

Dunkeld / Birnam is a great area for dogs in particular, and as dog owners ourselves, we're happy to suggest walks and to flag up the many dog friendly pubs and hotels.

Client Testimonials

  • Jan 2018

    Have been to Jessie Macs several times now....I wouldn't consider going anywhere else when visiting the area.....
  • Oct 2017

    Warm friendly well equipped quiet immaculately clean hostel, LGBT friendly, diverse and community focussed, thanks for a short but lovely stay
  • Dec 2015

    Love is in the air here. In every edge and corner. Thank you so much.
  • Nov 2015

    Thanks a lot for the wonderful stay / place and the warm-hearted atmosphere.
  • Jan 2018

    Jessie Mac's is the comfiest hostel I've ever stayed in!
  • Feb 2018

    One of the best hostels in Scotland, always a friendly welcome, excellent facilities and a beautiful location.
  • Oct 2017

    My dog and I spent 2 wonderful days in Birnam. Jessie Mac's is a fantastic 'hostel'. I would highly recommend it.
  • Dec 2015

    Lovely place, very relaxed & the kids loved the space (especially the bunkbeds)
  • Sept 2017

    Lovely room, great breakfasts, lots of facilities for self catering, great location for me as a non-car traveller. The eco-friendly environment was encouraging.
  • Dec 2015

    Beautiful place to stay. So well treated, would love to return.
  • Dec 2015

    Wonderful place, a haven from the rush of life. Hope to be back soon.
  • Oct 2017

    This was the most pleasant and enjoyable stop-over that I have experienced
  • March 2017

    Thanks for best sleep I’ve had in months and GF muffins – Aah! Bees knees
  • Sept 2015

    Wonderful accommodation, lovely people, great food and beautiful music. Thanks!
  • Aug 2015

    Love the energy of this beautiful home from home
  • Sept 2015

    My 4th stay … and just as good as the previous three. See you next year x
  • Sept 2015

    Thanks you for a very comfortable & welcome stay!! I felt very welcome and cared for!
  • Sept 2015

    Glad I found this place, I’ll be back with some pals!
  • Nov 2015

    Thanks you yet again for a lovely stay, you make us feel do much at home. See you next year.
  • Oct 2015

    It’s a very comfortable place, delicious breakfast and a great hostel! The spirit of adventure lives in here.
  • Dec 2017

    We had a fantastic stay for a whole week as an extended family 21 people). Everything we needed was there, even the cat loved it
  • Aug 2015

    Best hostel on our tour, thanks it was great

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