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Eating and Local Restaurants

Self Catering

Jessie Mac's KitchenWe have one of the best equipped hostel kitchens in Scotland. You’ll find:

  • 2 double oven / grill / hobs
  • 1 large fridge, 2 small fridges & 1 small fridge freezer
  • 2 sinks
  • Hot water urn

We have plenty of pans, teapots, cafetieres, crockery, silverware and glasses plus a large food storage area. We’ve had a group cater for 120 people from this kitchen and we’ve got everything right down to garlic presses and electronic scales.


The well stocked village shop is 100 meters away and is open from 6.30 a.m. until 8.30 p.m. In nearby Dunkeld you’ll find the local Co-op minimarket, the Scottish Deli, Dunkeld Butchers and Dunkeld Smoked Salmon if you fancy a treat.

New Deli in DunkeldCooked Breakfast and Continental Breakfast

You're in for a treat. We try to source all of our food from the surrounding area, using organic and Fairtrade products where we can. Meat comes from Simon Howie Perthshire Butcher, salmon from Dunkeld Smoked Salmon and gorgeous free range organic eggs from Kilduncan Farm.

We offer a wide range of breakfasts, we include healthy options and vary the menu to keep it fresh.

Contental Breakfast

  • Fresh coffee or tea (decaff & fruit teas available)
  • Fresh home made scones or muffins
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Selection of cereals
  • Bread/toast
  • Fruit juice
  • Natural & fruit yoghurts

Cooked Breakfast

  • Full Perthshire Breakfast
  • Vegetarian Breakfast
  • Vegan Breakfast
  • Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs
  • Scrambled eggs served with bacon, toast and fried mushrooms
  • Porridge served with Scotch whisky, cream & honey


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We go to great lengths to meet your dietary needs. So far we've kept folk happy who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerant, specialist allergies, morning intolerant etc. We'll do our best to help. We are a Fairtrade business and the majority of our ingredients are from Perthshire.


 We’ve got a great selection of places to eat out, during the day and into the evening. It’s always worth checking what time last meals are served as food service usually ends by 9pm.


Eating and Drinking in Birnam

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  • Birnam Arts Centre – day-time café/bistro
  • Birnam Inn – specialises in Italian food
  • Birnam Hotel
  • Chattan Tea Rooms – day time cafe
  • Erigmore – pub/cafe

Eating and Drinking in Dunkeld

  • Atholl Arms - Riverside Restaurant & riverside terrace cafe
  • Atholl Arms – The Meeting Place (pub grub/bistro/ specialist dietary requirements)
  • Darjeeling Indian Restaurant
  • Dunkeld Fish & Chip Shop
  • Dunkeld House - restaurant
  • Howies Bistro
  • Perth Arms – pub grub
  • Royal Dunkeld Hotel – restaurant & pub grub
  • Taybank Inn – pub grub & cocktail bar

Daytime Cafes - Dunkeld

  • Spill the Beans,
  • Palmerstons,
  • Country Bakery,
  • Aran Bakery
  • Corbenic Café
  • Scottish Deli – evening tapas
  • Birnam Reader – bookshop/coffee shop


Perthshire Cooked Breakfast

Perthshire Cooked Breakfast

Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg

Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg

Vegetarian cooked breakfast

Vegetarian cooked breakfast

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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