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Featured Hostels in Inverness

1 Loch Ness Hostel
1 out of 5
Main Street, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Scotland
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The price is £57 per night

Situated in a rural location, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Urquhart Castle. Loch Ness Centre ...

3.7/5Good! (123 reviews)

"Very clean and warm. Great shower but couldn't get the tv to work. We could have asked but wasn't a big issue"…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

1 Loch Ness Hostel
Black Isle Hostel
2 out of 5
47-49 Academy Street, Inverness, Scotland
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Located in Inverness City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. Eastgate Shopping Centre and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"City centre location right on top of Black Isle pub"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2019

Black Isle Hostel
BCC Loch Ness Hostel
1 out of 5
Bearnock Country Centre, Glen Urquhart, Inverness, Scotland
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The price is £50 per night

Situated in Inverness, this hostel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Corrimony Chambered Cairn and within 9 miles (15 km) of Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition ...

3.1/5 (115 reviews)

"i was pleased with my stay at the hostle it is clean and thw facilities were good i would stay there again no issues."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

BCC Loch Ness Hostel
Highland Backpackers Inverness
2 out of 5
24 Rose Street, Inverness, Scotland
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Located in Inverness City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. Eastgate Shopping Centre and ...

2.8/5 (8 reviews)
Convenient

"Right next to bus station and easy to find. Don't remember the time the kitchen opens in the morning, just that my train went before such time one morning, so no coffee before setting off. Otherwise always fully stocked with the essentials though (coffee, fresh milk ...). Staff was helpful, even ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019

Highland Backpackers Inverness
Inverness Youth Hostel
2 out of 5
Victoria Drive, Inverness, Scotland
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Situated in Inverness, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Eastgate Shopping Centre and Inverness Castle. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery ...

4.2/5Excellent! (42 reviews)
Good hostel to stay at

"It was great. Currently under renovation in some areas, but they were quite nice and had sufficient signage to the reception area. It's off season, so not that many people were there. Kitchen was huge and we'll stocked with equipment."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2019

Inverness Youth Hostel
Inverness Tourist Hostel
2 out of 5
24 Rose Street, Inverness, Scotland
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Located in Inverness City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. Eastgate Shopping Centre and ...

3.7/5Good! (9 reviews)
Bare basics but clean.

"Bare basics but clean. Polite and friendly staff. Bunk-beds. Easy walking distance to bus and train station, and to main street. Only slightly further to Erin Court and Botanical Gardens. Stayed Friday - Saturday, noise-level low. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2016

Inverness Tourist Hostel
Inverness Hostel
2 out of 5
Hillview House, Merlewood Road, Inverness, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night

Situated in Inverness, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bellfield Park and Inverness Castle. Inverness Botanic Gardens and Eden Court Theatre are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (56 reviews)

"Would highly recommend this Hostel. It's more like a B&B just you make your own Breakfast ( cerial toast and yoghurt tea and coffee) Make your own evening meal 2 Tesco store's not far away. Kitchen has all you need with own basket in fridge to store your own small amount of shopping. Make tea and ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Inverness Hostel
Bazpackers Hostel
4 out of 5
4 CULDUTHEL ROAD, Inverness, Scotland
The price is £64 per night

Located in Inverness City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. Bellfield Park and Eastgate Shopping ...

4.2/5Very Good! (16 reviews)

"I liked this place but I was not expecting the reception/lounge to be in a separate building from the rooms. I’m not the biggest fan of that so just something to keep in mind. Still a nice place though."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Bazpackers Hostel
Cityheart Inverness- Campus Accommodation
2 out of 5
7 Inverness Campus, Inverness, Scotland
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Situated in the business district, this hostel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Eastgate Shopping Centre and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Inverness Castle. Inverness Museum and ...

3.7/5Good! (126 reviews)

"This place needs to provide a better description of where to check in. Dorm rooms on a college campus. Not much nearby for food, etc, so eat before you arrive or bring your own. Taxi driver at train station knew how to get there, but not exactly where to drop us off. The check in building is not ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

Cityheart Inverness- Campus Accommodation
The Lochside Hostel
1.5 out of 5
The Lochside Hostel, Altsigh, Inverness, Scotland
The price is £88 per night

Situated in Inverness, this hostel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Urquhart Castle, Clansman Centre and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"This was a very fun place to stay. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the location is beautiful. Excellent hostel."…"

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2019

The Lochside Hostel
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Kingsmills Hotel Inverness
Kingsmills Hotel Inverness
4 out of 5
Culcabock Road, Inverness, Scotland
The price is £99 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)
Absolutely fabulous

"Wonderful staff, beautiful hotel and great location! Absolutely fabulous~"…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020

Kingsmills Hotel Inverness
Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
3 out of 5
8 Ness Walk, Inverness, Scotland
The price is £114 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (463 reviews)

"Beautiful location perfectly situated to walk throughout the city and amazing food and staff...A++++"…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
Courtyard by Marriott Inverness Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Inverness Airport
3.5 out of 5
Fresson Circle, Dalcross, Inverness, Scotland
The price is £53 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Easy access to/from airport

"Ideally situated next to Inverness airport, a short stroll (100M) across the car park. Very modern, clean and functional. Staff very friendly and accommodating. There is a small bar and restaurant with ok food (international/American fare). The rooms are not very spacious but adequate and sound proof, ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Inverness Airport
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Castles, lochs, legends and rock-studded ridges all meet at Inverness. The self-proclaimed capital of the Highlands, it's a place for all sorts of travellers. Thankfully, there are also plenty of hostels in Inverness that can cater to the crowds. Whether you're looking for a hiking base or a cosy Scottish retreat between taverns and whisky bars, you're bound to find it here. The usual mix of shared dormitory rooms and bunkbeds take care of the sleeping situation. Bolstering them are hearty common lounges with a Highlander edge, where evenings of clinking beer glasses are made interesting by crackling fires and tales of the Loch Ness Monster. Free Wi-Fi, garden barbecues and shared kitchens only add to the bonuses of booking hostels in Inverness.

Scottish comforts in hostels in Inverness

Don't go thinking that hostels in Inverness are just a budget place to drop the bags and rest the head. The accommodation here offers so much more than that. For travellers who are looking for a real Highlander welcome that involves sharing tales of their adventures around the lochs, there's arguably nowhere better in the city. Anyone on their own should find it easy to strike up a conversation with fellow guests in these stays – the town's youth hostels have lounges and shared kitchens where folk meet and mingle. There are also star-rated hostels with a boutique edge. You could find them inhabiting grand Victorian mansions with high-ceilinged rooms and heart-warming stove fires to welcome back hikers. Some establishments also have private doubles with views over Inverness's leafy parks – perfect for couples in search of romance between the Gothic castles and Scottish mountains.

Local staff and in-the-know travel tips mean that hostels in Inverness are a fine pick for folk who are really keen to get to grips with this far-flung city. The people behind reception are happy to get planning outdoors adventures, to offer helpful maps of nearby national parks and aid with ticket booking for must-see Inverness Castle and the like. On top of that, you're bound to find breakfast buffets are provided by some places. That means mornings can be about munching Scottish oats and glugging coffee, all in order to hit the road and get out to the lochs before anyone else.

Get excited about hostels in Inverness

Heading to this northern corner of Scotland means delving into rich clan history and beautiful Highland landscapes. The good thing is that hostels in Inverness are dedicated to making that adventure extra special, creating an atmosphere where you can feel right at home between Munro hikes or castle visits. Just check out the warming, wood-burning stove at the Bazpackers Hostel, along with those plush armchairs and sofas. It all adds up to herald a fine place to kick back after skiing the slopes of the Cairngorms National Park or cruising across the eerie waters of Loch Ness. Beer lovers might prefer a stay at the Black Isle Hostel. It's affiliated with a nearby craft brewery, so those evening tipples are taken care of. It's also super-close to the very heart of the town, so jaunts to the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and the pink-hued bulwarks of mighty Inverness Castle could also be on the cards.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Inverness?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its historic sites, and the river views create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Inverness?
Ready to find a hostel in town? These top picks get the highest reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first: Black Isle Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Inverness Station. Property features include free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, showers and lockers. 1 Loch Ness Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as laundry facilities. You’ll find towels, showers and TVs in all rooms. BCC Loch Ness Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with coffee/tea makers. Bazpackers Hostel - Located steps from Inverness Castle. You can take advantage of free WiFi and laundry facilities, as well as barbecues. Rooms come with linens. Inverness Hostel - Property features include free continental breakfast, free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find coffee/tea makers in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather in Inverness?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re discovering new places, so here’s a little information that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 13°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual rainfall for Inverness is 917 mm.
What is there to see and do in Inverness?
Overall, Inverness is known for its local tours, rivers and sightseeing. Major attractions include Inverness Castle, Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle. Get out into nature with places such as Cairngorms National Park, Lochaber Geopark and The Falls of Foyers. Cultural attractions include Eden Court Theatre, Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.
What's the best way to get around Inverness?
You can find the closest airport in Inverness (INV), 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city centre. Once you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transport during your trip. If you’re eager to see more of the area, make your way to Inverness Station to hop on a train.

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