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.

Why stay?

Friendly knowledgeable staff  

Comfortable private rooms with ensuites available

Secure lockers and luggage store

Great breakfast

Easy walking distance from the city centre


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Inverness Youth Hostel

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Victoria Drive, Inverness IV2 3QB Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 23:00

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Check out


Access Hours

Night Porter 23:00 - 02:00 for late check-in.


Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

En Suite Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Catering Available (Full Meal Service)

Self Catering Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Towel Hire Available

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Conference and meeting facilities

Shopping Nearby

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

Guest Reviews

Secure lockers and luggage store

Great breakfast

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.