Inverness Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Inverness has all the elements for a memorable city break, as well as being the perfect start or finish point for the now famous North Coast 500. Our youth hostel in Inverness has free parking for guests!
Just a short walk from the city centre, in a quiet neighbourhood, Inverness Youth Hostel is the ideal base for groups, families and individual hostellers looking to explore the 'Capital of the Highlands' and surrounding area.
Inverness Youth Hostel offers a selection of group, private and single rooms, some of which are en-suite and some with glorious views towards the Moray Firth.
There’s also a large guest lounge, a meeting room and a self-catering kitchen/dining area in addition to an on-site café and a spacious dining room.
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
17/10/18A great base to meet friends from north and south for a day or two, plenty to do in and around the town.
12/10/18Good stay. Friendly staff. Enjoyable experience.
08/10/18Clean and warm and spacious.
04/10/18Open 24 hours. Very welcoming. Well equipped and clean kitchen. Good TV room and interesting guests!
27/09/18When I arrived my bunk was the only remaining one in the room and a top bunk, a lady in the room suggested I ask if there was a room with a bottom bunk available, which I did. The warden was very pleasant and found me a room with a bottom bunk and informed me that I could request a bottom bunk on booking at any time. As an active 67 year old I could have clambered up the ladder but was grateful not to have to do so.
26/09/18Comfortable stay at Inverness Staff very helpful. Busy hostel so need to book ahead. Convenient location for onward travel, close to centre.
26/09/18Normally don't stay at Hostels but there was an event in town the weekend I stayed and there were no options. I was pleasantly surprised. Staff was excellent, room was adequate, breakfast was good, great to have a laundry facility. Only regret was the toilets/shower was down the hall however they were clean. I would happily stay again.
23/09/18We had a very enjoyable time. Any question we asked was answered well and happily. The location was perfect for our needs. I have already recommended this hostel to friends. Thanks so much.
23/09/18cozy beds, good showers, large kitchen and friendly service :)
21/09/18It is a nice hostel to spend the night.
20/09/18we, a group of 7 women all above 50 years, had a pleasant stay in the hostel. The centre of Inverness is on walking distance as is the supermarket Morrisons.
19/09/18Good quality accomodation ar a good price. The hostel is located reasonably close to the city center, 10 minutes walk from the train station and 15 minutes from the river. The toilets and showers wer well maintained and clean. Pleasant lounge and good own catering facilities.
19/09/18A good spacious hostel with some of the best hostel showers l've used.
18/09/18Your hostel is a very lovely place to stay. The cooked breakfast is really worth trying. But the warm and friendly atmosphere was the most important thing for me: Your staff is so friendly and helpful. Wish you all the best!
16/09/18Friendly staff, excellent facilities, good position in town, near a large superstore and the railway station.
13/09/18Clean and comfortable place to stay!
11/09/18The staff were very friendly and accomodating, much apprieciated after days on the road.
11/09/18Hostel is in an excellent location giving value for money. Rooms are cosy. Breakfast (extra) really sets you up for the day. Will be back.
10/09/18Friendly and helpful staff, secure bike store, well equipped kitchen, quiet location.
12/08/18A great place to start cycling the North Coast 500 - secure cycle storage. A great cooked breakfast and generous packed lunch kept us going the next day.
09/08/18Great staff, clean and comfortable hostel locates within a short walk of the town centre. Pub 4 min walk down to the road.
08/08/18A great place to stay when you want to visit Loch Ness. Close to the city centre with a big free parking lot. Recommend it!
04/08/18Ideal if you are looking for an affordable bed in the city centre.
19/07/18Walking along the Caledonian Canal to the locks is greatCromarty is a peaceful little town by the Firth where you can watch dolphinsA must is Loch Ness, although you won't necessarily see Nessie
18/07/18Near the train and bus stations, this will allow you to travel easily all around Inverness in any direction you take.
Maria Helena, world traveller
03/07/18Excellent hostel to stay, like a 4 star hotel. Clean, comfortable and excellent location to the centre of town and railway station
23/06/18Inverness is a beautiful city easy to find your way around visit the castle amazing views of the river also an islands river walk close to the city if you just want to chill out
19/06/18Book well ahead as this is a busy hostel.
11/06/18Good standard of hostel not far from the city centre, train and bus stations. Friendly and attentive staff.
31/05/18Very helpful staff, plenty of space to relax, big kitchen, close to town and rail station, quiet part of town - what's not to like!
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.