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Reviews of Inverness Youth Hostel Inverness Hostel

Victoria Drive, Inverness, Scotland

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 80%

Location 79%

Safety 86%

Staff 82%

Value 75%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

SYHA is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).

Inverness Youth Hostel reception is open 07.00-23.00, with check-in from 15.00 and checkout by 10.00. A night porter is on duty for late check-in to 02.00. Access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only.

From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.

SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.

Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.

When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Inverness?

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Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 80%

Location 79%

Safety 86%

Staff 82%

Value 75%

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66% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Location excellent.

Disliked: Bit characterless and not massively competitively priced

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Centrally located, good kitchen facilities

Disliked: Looks a bit worn in places. Needs a revamp

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: N/a

Disliked: N/a

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
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  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: kitchen was nice, rooms were okay. we spent a night, everything was alright.

Disliked: average hostel, was a bit pricey.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: The staff were very helpful and polite. They had a lot of information readily available and all in all it was a very friendly atmosphere.The rooms were also well maintained and clean.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Peaceful and multi cultural

Disliked: Not as competitive as other hostels in the lovcality

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staff

Disliked: Location

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very clean and in good order.

Disliked: Cross party sharing....We booked a 10 bunk room for 9 people and got 3 x 4 bunk rooms and 2 of the rooms we're shared !

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: It was clean.

Disliked: Feels like staying in a Bible camp, no atmosphere, they charge you for Wifi (hello, it´s 2014?!), I didn´t like my stay there at all.

71% Overall Rating
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  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The showers are superb, plenty of bathrooms for the number of rooms and they're not poky little bathrooms either plenty of room to change. Also have basins in the rooms which is handy for brushing teeth etc. The whole place is very clean, kitchen large and well stocked.

Disliked: My biggest dislike is value for money. I paid £24 for a 10 dorm room. I ended up in a 4 which was nice, but when I booked it it was definitely a 10 dorm, that combined with the fact that there is no wifi, makes it not very good value. I find it hard to believe that they can't get wifi too, as I went to a cafe about 7min walk away that had a good connection and free. Also, I found the atmosphere to be rather dull. Its a big hostel, so I guess to be expected, but I prefer smaller, homy-er ones. I guess it depends what you're looking for.

Customer would recommend this property

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