Inverness Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Located in a quiet neighbourhood a short walk from the city centre, Inverness Youth Hostel offers guests four star VisitScotland accredited hostel accommodation.
A popular choice for individual travellers, backpackers, families and groups, the hostel has a range of private and en-suite rooms as well as spacious shared accommodation with individual lockers for those exploring the ‘Capital of the Highlands’ on a budget. Some of the rooms enjoy glorious views towards the Moray Firth.
Our café offers guests a selection of hot & cold beverages and confectionery throughout the day. Other facilities include a large, comfortable TV lounge, laundry and drying rooms and secure bike storage. Free on-site car parking is also available.
A comprehensive catering service ranges from full Scottish or continental breakfasts to lunches and dinners. For those preferring to cook for themselves, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen and dining area is available. Luggage storage is free for all guests and reception is open to 2am for late check-ins. Guests are welcome to use the hostel facilities if arriving early or departing late.
Meeting facilities for up to 20 people, with flexible catering packages, are available.
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
Friendly knowledgeable staff
Comfortable private rooms with ensuites available
Secure lockers and luggage store
Easy walking distance from the city centre
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 23:00
Night Porter 23:00 - 02:00 for late check-in.
Private Rooms Available
En Suite Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Catering Available (Full Meal Service)
Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Conference and meeting facilities
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Suitable for Wheelchair Users
Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Access with limited mobility
Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen
13/05/19All staff were welcoming and helpful. There was a calm atmosphere, even when busy, which indicates good teamwork. The quiet room is great and the tables in reception very useful. The vegetarian breakfast was good value and given with a smile.
09/05/19Superbly run, superbly resourced, accomodation within the heart of a city, at reasonable prices. Well done Hostelling Scotland
02/05/19Inverness Youth Hostel is conveniently located for access by foot from the city's bus and train stations. I have always found the staff pleasant and helpful. I have stayed there several times over the last two years and have already booked my next stay.
02/05/19A very pleasant hostel, great facilities & a nice quiet location within easy walking distance to town centre. Well worth a try.
29/04/19Extremely hospitable hosts. Made my daughter and I feel very welcome. Thank you.
29/04/19Chose to stay for the L Ness Etape.Very bike friendly.
28/04/19A very clean and well managed hostel. Staff were friendly and helpful, facilities are excellent.
27/04/19Comfortable and spacious double room with en suite was great after days of trekking. Amazing kitchen facilities and laundry on-site. Staff were super helpful and there was no problem storing luggage for a late departure. The hostel is in a quiet residential area about 10 minutes walk from the train station and shops including Morrisons & the large indoor mall. Great place altogether.
26/04/19Had a great stay - The hostel offers free parking and is just a little walk from the town centre so good quiet location. Team is very welcoming and we really enjoyed the breakfast experience
23/04/19Nice clean room, good price, would recommend.
23/04/19Very comfortable and spacious, with good modern facilities. Excellent value for money. Shared areas can be dominated by large organised groups of young folk, but that's how it should be!
23/04/19The Inverness Youth Hostel is a great facility. We have stayed as a group on a number of occasions and keep coming back! The staff are friendly and helpful.
South Mainland ASC
23/04/19Brilliant....can't be faulted!
17/04/19Fantastic hostel spotlessly clean and great location - quiet but close to town.
Noost Scottish Tours
11/04/19Another lovely stay.
06/04/19It was very good after a long day cycling it was the perfect stop. It had all the facilities that I required to get myself rested and organised for the next day. The staff were helpful, courteous and friendly.
04/04/19Place was immaculate, staff extremely willing to help and friendly, great experience and good value for money
28/03/19Comfortable, friendly staff. Everything I expected in a Scottish hostel!
27/03/19enjoyed a very chilled relaxed weekend, meeting new interesting people . Love the way we could all hang out as if it was our own place - no rules and regs that got in the way. Staff very helpful and accomodating. I always look forward to going there, and wondering what folk i will meet this time.
26/03/19Second time I have stayed at this hostel. I like it as it's clean, warm and friendly.
19/03/19Very helpful & friendly staff on Reception, hostel very clean, organized & secure. Maximum Brownie Points !
Tex from Plymouth
12/03/19Really good stay here. I was booked into a hotel in Inverness for 2 nights and the hostel for 2 nights (private room). The 2 nights in the hostel I got a much better night's sleep. The room was a comfortable temperature and the bed was comfy with good bedding and pillows! I would definitely stay here again for my entire trip if so was visiting Inverness again. The standards of cleanliness were very high also and staff were useful and friendly.
09/03/19Excellent hostel, as always.
08/03/19Always a pleasure to visit Inverness SYA.
East Coast Rambler
07/03/19I cannot fault my stay in any way. My room was ready when I arrived, quite early, to check in. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The bed was very comfortable and the shower very good. The continental style breakfast was just what I needed to set me up for the day. I would certainly stay here again.
04/03/19excellent - very friendly and helpful staff
14/02/19Stayed in an ensuite room for 1 at this hostel on Sunday 10th Feb 2019. Room was clean and warm, bed was comfy. Staff I dealt with were all helpful and friendly. wifi worked in the room. Plenty hot water in the shower. Continental breakfast in the morning was fine.
04/02/19Had all the reasons why i use hostels as opposed to other places. Friendliness, meeting and connecting with other folk, home from home feel, convenient situation, self catering, etc etc
24/01/19Very friendly and comfertable. The breakfast was lovely too and the self catering kitchen we stocked with kit. Had a fantastic stay.
01/01/19Another good night in a favourite hostel. I've never stayed there without spending good hours with (new) good company.
Easy walking distance from the city centre
Reasons to visit
Inverness and its surrounding area is steeped in history and no trip to would be complete without a visit to Loch Ness, the largest freshwater loch in the British Isles and home to the elusive 'Nessie'. Cruise on the loch and explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle which stands proudly on its banks, enjoying magnificent views of the surrounding area.
From Clava Cairns to Culloden Battlefield and Inverness Castle with its new viewpoint overlooking the city, you'll never be short of opportunities to connect with the past.
Stroll along the banks of the River Ness and discover the city's fine bars and restaurants or head to the Victorian Market or Eastgate Shopping Centre for a bit of retail therapy.
The Moray Firth is teeming with wildlife and, when the tide is right, local dolphins are often seen swimming close to shore at Chanonry Point on the Black Isle.
The Victorian seaside resort of Nairn is a short drive away and the surrounding countryside plays host to a number of distilleries where you can discover the secrets of Scotland's national drink.