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
13/07/19The hostel is clean and safe, the staff is really helpful. You can take a number of buses to the centre (just 2-3 stops) but if you start to walk uphill then you can reach the centre in 15 minutes on foot. The hostel is also on the route of the airport bus.
07/07/19Friendly wonderful hard working staff- a great place to stay - very well run
07/07/19Auberge située non loin du centre-ville à une distance raisonnable de marche, ce qui assure une certaine tranquilité. La cuisine est suffisamment grande pour que plusieurs puissent cuisiner en même temps, quoique quelques petits couteaux supplémentaires auraient été utiles. Le supermarché n'est pas très loin non plus.
05/07/19This isn't your average center-of-the-action hostel filled with energetic young people coming and going at all hours. This is more subdued and peaceful, much more compatible for families. When I was staying, there were many cyclists coming through -- this hostel seems to be popular with them, and offers good cycling storage facilities.
04/07/19I can add little to my reports of previous stays at Inverness. Always a warm welcome and excellent facilities.
Another 5* stay at Inverness.
03/07/19Very friendly and helpful staff, great facilities, very central location in Inverness and thus great base for exploring the area! Will definitely be back! Thank you!
02/07/19An excellent value for money hostel. Evening meal and breakfast were superb.
30/06/19A quick stay between trains, on a damp evening. Comfortable, relaxing, and in easy walking distance of Inverness Station.
27/06/19We arrived soggy after riding from Fort William. The shower, drying room and bike storage all worked very well. The hostel is just a short walk from the town centre where we ate tea. Breakfast at Inverness Youth Hostel was very good.
27/06/19The hostel is in an excellent location. The staff are friendly and helpful. I will certainly stay again.
27/06/19Older style hostel but has all the necessary facilities.
26/06/19Inverness YH was in a nice quiet spot within 15mins walk of the river & centre. It was useful to have parking available as we were on our way back from Orkney. The room was good - we stayed in a twin en-suite. Reception had a few things for sale & sold wine beer if you wanted it. There is an open area just by reception with comfy seats & a large TV. We were only there one night but could happily have stayed longer to explore the town & area.
25/06/19Excellent and very helpful staff, a breakfast one doesn't want to miss, very friendly atmosphere, the room (private single) was very good, alot better than some Travelodge for example. I enjoyed my stay there very, very much.
24/06/19Hostel was easy to find and plenty of parking space. Warm reception from staff. Rooms clean and comfortable. The staff advised me on leaving where to get fuel for the car at a good price.
Francis of Sheffield
24/06/19Excellent base for a break in the long journey from Orkney to Norwich, handy for the station early morning departure (also to break journeys to Skye or Ullapool for Western Isles)
21/06/19Excellent hostel with helpful staff and good facilities.
18/06/19Very helpful check in staff. Quiet location. Spacious, light, airy room. Excellent, comfortable facilities.
JB - London
17/06/19Besides all the benefits, you have a Wonderful team in Inverness hostle. They are very helpful!!
17/06/19We only stayed one night but enjoyed it a great deal and could have stayed much longer
15/06/19Fantastic for accomadation and near to train train station - very friendly staff and comfortable room for stay
08/06/19First time in any youth hostel for 5 years. Very pleased with my single room with ensuite facilities.
05/06/19A great place to stay. Very welcoming and well organised. A pleasure to stay there.
05/06/19Lovely stay, it had everything we needed, it was very comfortable. Will be back.
Barbara and Gerry
05/06/19This Hostel has it all. Quiet, Friendly Atmosphere, Welcoming, Flexible, CLEAN, Customer Focused. Great Quiet & Social Rooms.
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.