The Best Hostels in Inverness, Scotland

The Best Hostels in Inverness, Scotland Inverness, Scotland
Inverness is a city on Scotland's northeast coast, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. It’s the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Its Old Town features 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, the mostly 18th-century Old High Church and an indoor Victorian Market selling food, clothing, and crafts. The contemporary Inverness Museum and Art Gallery traces local and Highland history. Inverness has a great location astride the River Ness at the northern end of the Great Glen. In summer it overflows with visitors' intent on monster hunting at nearby Loch Ness, but it’s worth a visit in its own right for a stroll along the picturesque River Ness, a cruise on Loch Ness, and a meal in one of the city’s excellent restaurants. Inverness was probably founded by King David in the 12th century, but thanks to its often violent history, few buildings of real age or historical significance have survived – much of the older part of the city dates from the period following the completion of the Caledonian Canal in 1822.

Inverness is a charming and enticing destination, and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.
How much do hostels in Inverness cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Inverness here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



Dorm Bed from $44.80
Private Room from $17.82
Overall Rating: 94%
4 Culduthel Road Inverness, Inverness
Located in front of Inverness Castle, Bazpackers is an old Victorian town house built in 1826 and converted in 1996 to form a modern hostel. It is the smallest hostel in Inverness and just 5 minutes from the city center, close to everything, but out of the city center noise. The facility provides budget, self-catering accommodations, private and shared room options available, a central location with great views, a small friendly hostel with a great staff, and a quiet, homely atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi and linens are included.


Dorm Bed from $23.11
Overall Rating: 90%
8 Culduthel Road, IV2 4AB, Inverness
The Inverness Student Hotel has a terrific outlook over the river and the city to the hills beyond. It’s a cute building with real character and a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The comfortable dormitory rooms have between 5 and 10 beds. Inverness is a small-sized city that has plenty going on in it, with live music most nights and lots of restaurants and pubs to pick and choose from. The facility has a spacious common room with a large open fireplace and big Victorian style windows that offer stunning views over the river ness. It is a great place to meet like minded travelers, whilst enjoying all the free tea, coffee, and hot chocolate you can drink. The Student Hotel staff are always very friendly and approachable. They can help you book your tours, recommend places to visit and most importantly, fill you in on the hidden gems of the city to ensure you a memorable time in Inverness. They can also arrange bike rental and will provide free maps to help you discover the magnificent beauty of Loch Ness. The property is also only 10 minutes' walk from the Train and Bus Station and a quick 5 minutes' walk into the town center. At the property you can enjoy, fantastic views, cozy atmosphere, free off street parking, self-catering kitchen , comfortable beds including free bed linen and 2 pillows, free Wi-Fi, and breakfast, towel hire, and laundry for a small fee.


Private Room from $12.54
Overall Rating: 74%
109 Ballifeary Road Inverness, Inverness
The Struy Guest House is a comfortable well located accommodation in Inverness. Its on the A82 en route to loch ness. There are 4 private rooms with 1- twin / family en suite, 1- standard twin room with shared bathroom facilities, 2- family rooms which have a double bed and a single bed with shared bathroom facilities. There are also 2 small 4 bed dorm type rooms with shared bathroom facilities for the budget traveler. There is also a private single room in a chalet building with its own toilet but shared shower facilities in the main building, as well as a super budget private caravan for 1 or 2 people with shared bathroom facilities in the main building. All main rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and a TV and wash hand basins except for one 4 bed dorm room. The house has central heating and is double glazed. Caravan and chalet are electric heating. There is private, secure off road parking available. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Hair dryer and ironing facilities also available on request. The guest house is located around a 15 to 20 min walk from the city center and is near the aquadome and sports center. The famous Eden Court Theatre and the northern meeting park where music concerts are held are only a 5 to 10 min walk away. There is also the bught leisure park and the beautiful caledonian canal nearby. There is a communal dinning / lounge room which has a microwave and fridge freezer for food preparation. Prices do not include breakfast but it is available at a small extra cost. Towels are also available at an extra charge.


Dorm Bed from $29.71
Private Room from $27.95
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 87%
Victoria Drive, Inverness
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service and a common room. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, key card access, and parking are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Inverness Youth Hostel is also child friendly.


Private Room from $40.93
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 84%
18 Station Square, Academy St Inverness IV1 1LG, United Kingdom, Inverness
The Royal Highland Hotel is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service and a bar. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant. Luggage storage, 24 hour reception, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And The Royal Highland Hotel is also child friendly and pet friendly.


Dorm Bed from $36.97
Private Room from $38.45
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 83%
47-49 Academy Street, Inverness
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, and a common room. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, key card access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $19.80
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 65%
17 Haugh Road, Inverness
This terrific apartment offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities. Internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $0.44
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 61%
7 Ardconnel Terrace, Inverness
You'll love this apartment because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities.
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