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    Lounge #1
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    Pet Friendly
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    Big Tree Country
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    Plenty of Reading
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    I Love Jessie Mac's
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    The Lounge
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    The Dining Room
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    Green Business
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    Your Kitchen
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    Welcome to Dunkeld and Birnam
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    The Lyon Room

Getting to Jessie Mac's Luxury Hostel

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If you zoom in, then drag the little orange man to the point of the red marker, you will see our accommodation at street view level.


We particularly want to reward guests to make it to our door by means other than car or motorbike. So if you arrive by public transport or under your own steam, we’ll treat you to a mug of tea/coffee, a bun and a fluffy towel on arrival. People have arrived on foot, by bike, train, bus, kayak … go on … try something different. 


We are based in the village of Birnam, just ten minute’s walk from the neighbouring village of Dunkeld, in Perthshire. We have excellent links by road, public transport and walking/ cycling routes.

  • CAR - one hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. At Perth take the A9 north, after 12 miles turn right at a sign for Dunkeld & Birnam. There is plenty of free parking on the street in front of Jessie Mac’s. We’re just next door to St Mary’s Church and the Post Office / Chattan Tea Room.
  • SAT NAV – use our postcode PH8 0BG or type “Jessie Mac’s” or use lat/long co-ordinates:
    • Latitude : 56.558324 - Longitude : -3.5762134
    • Lat = 56 degrees, 33.5 minutes North
    • Long = 3 degrees, 34.6 minutes West
  • GOOGLE MAPS – just type “JessieMacs” or “Murthly Terrace Birnam” – Check this out ... 
  • BUS - direct buses from Edinburgh / Inverness and connections from Glasgow. The bus stops outside the Birnam Hotel, only 100 metres down the road from us.
    • City Link M91 is the Edinburgh/ Inverness bus.
    • The local bus is the Stagecoach number 23 which runs between Perth and Aberfeldy several times each day. It also stops outside the Birnam Hotel, 100 metres down the road from us.
  • TRAIN - regular direct trains from Edinburgh and Glasgow every two to three hours. Five minutes' walk to Dunkeld and Birnam station. Visit the Scotrail Website.
  • BIKE -  we are on Sustrans route 77. We also have a secure bike shed.
  • KAYAK/CANOE - jump out at the Birnam Oak!

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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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