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 dorms 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.
Opt for a cooked or continental breakfast served daily in the dining room or take advantage of the large, well equipped self-catering kitchen. Packed lunches are available for groups and evening meals are also available to pre-book. Luggage storage is free for all guests.
Meeting room facilities can accommodate up to 30 people (theatre style) or 20 (boardroom style) with flexible catering packages available. Contact the hostel direct to enquire.
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
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- Friendly knowledgeable staff
- Comfortable private rooms with ensuites available
- Secure lockers and luggage store
- Great breakfast
- Easy walking distance from the city centre
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:30-10.00 and 16.00-22:00
En Suite Rooms
Suitable for Groups
Catering Available (Full Meal Service)
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Suitable for Wheelchair Users
Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Access with limited mobility
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
18/05/22Hostel has been improved since our last stay in 2019 with much friendlier entrance with new seating and reception. Good value. Location good for access to rail and bus station
17/05/22Good location, reasonable price, good facilities.
17/05/22Fantastic location.modern design ( more like a hotel) great price for members and non-members,clean and tidy, large kitchen for self catering,and kitchen for purchasing meals, quality showers, large plasma TV for all to watch( with some beer/ wine) to mix and blether with all nationalities.Most of all quality staff,who have great public personalities ,??
16/05/22Friendly, sparklingly clean hostel with great staff and the most comfortable beds on the Great Glen Way.
09/05/22Very nice hostel, one of the best I stayed in. The staff were super friendly and the beds had two pillows. Facilities were very clean and I enjoyed talking with the other girls in my room.
08/05/22This was a fantastic hostel experience. It was my first solo trip, and I had a wonderful time! The hostel staff and room were friendly and cozy. I'll definitely come back here when I return to Inverness.
01/05/22The Manager (Olympia?) went the extra mile to help. Great service, thank you.
26/04/22Very friendly and helpful staff, made an effort to be flexible to help everyone doing the Etape
25/04/22Clean place to stay for a decent price.
23/04/22Really enjoyed our stay in a family room. Friendly helpful staff, fab showers, great atmosphere and the place was spotless.
12/04/22Spotlessly clean, staff very helpful and friendly, highly recommend staying here.
10/04/22Fabulous hostal with great facilities. The best guest kitchen we've seen ..and we've seen quite a few! Lovely, friendly and helpful staff. We loved our stay here.
10/04/22Room and bathroom were nice and clean. Bed was comfy and duvet warm. Check in was straightforward and staff helpful.
08/04/22Very nice and serviceminded staff! Amaaazing showers! Thank you so much for everything ??
06/04/22The Inverness Youth Hostel was vibrantly designed, clean, and comfortable to stay in. The building was quiet, the staff were kind, and the price was super cheap. I highly recommend this hostel to anyone needing a place to stay!
26/03/22Great hostel experience. Clean and tidy, comfy bed and friendly staff
15/03/22Absolutelly satisfied. Very friendly staff and guests, spacious hostel. Very clean, ideal temperature, comfy beds. I have never seen so big and perfect clean cuisine. I think that hostel rules must keep precisely.
09/03/22Gteat hostel 15 mins walk from the City centre,I booked a single Room with en suite, comfortable room,Self catering kitchen available with all utensils etc available,Good hostel, good location, good value
08/03/22We stayed in one of the private rooms in Inverness Youth Hostel. The room was spacious, with a comfortable bed and en-suite facilities. All staff members were very friendly and helpful. The kitchen/dining area is large, with everything you need. There is plenty of parking available at the hostel. We were able to walk into the centre of Inverness easily.
07/03/22Friendly staff,great facilities perfect for larger groups too would recommend
01/03/22Very clean and well provisioned. Helpful and friendly staff. Quiet location but close to city centre and airport bus stop.Top tip is take a bus across from the bus station across the Kessock Bridge and get off at first stop and head down to the shore to join the North Kessock and Kilmuir circuit walk that features on Walk Highlands.
24/02/22Excellent hostel! Clean, spacious rooms and an incredibly well equipped kitchen! Not only this but also super friendly and helpful staff :)
14/02/22Great hostelEnjoyed our stayGood facilities and location about 15 mins walk from the City centreWe booked a twin room, only suggestion would be to install coat hooks as there's no place to hang jackets etc
06/02/22Lovely hostel, good location from town off a very nice road. Great facilities
15/01/22Inverness remains one of the great hostels of Scotland. Always a friendly welcome, very helpful staff and in an easy-to-find location.
31/12/21We were let down by the accommodation we had originally booked and found ourselves on a foul winter evening with nowhere to stay. The hostel was nearby, and fortuitously had an ideal room available for the three of us. It was friendly, scrupulously clean and fitted our urgent needs perfectly.
12/12/21Inverness may be the best city hostel in Scotland. Always a friendly welcome. Been going to Inverness hostel even before it moved to its present location. Great bike shed.
29/11/21Had a fabulous time for a few days in Inverness. Patrick and Sarah were fabulous hosts and helped out with everything from coffee shop suggestions, to helping with bus routes to go visit Loch Ness and other photo opportunities. I'll be returning next time I'm in the UK.
29/11/21This is a very warm and welcoming place in which to stay, with great staff, who are very friendly and helpful. The location is peaceful, yet only 10 minutes' walk from the city centre, and the room I had was warm, cosy and spotlessly clean. I look forward to staying here again and thank you to all the team at Inverness hostel for a lovely stay.
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.