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.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

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

For information on our COVID-19 practices and what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ’s section. Please also be aware of Scottish Government guidance when making your booking.

Inverness Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Victoria Drive, Inverness IV2 3QB Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:30-10.00 and 16.00-22:00

Check in


Check out

By 10:00


Free Wifi

Private Rooms

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Catering Available (Full Meal Service)

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Towel Hire

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Conference/Meeting Facilities

Shopping Nearby

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

Guest Reviews

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.


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