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Reviewed 28 September 2016

At first we were confused because the hostel does not look like a hostel if you are standing in front of it. The staff was nice, the kitchen was a little bit to small for all the people. There are no free parking spaces, the staff couln't help us either, but we found free parking slots only 5 minutes away...

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Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed here for one night. Staff was friendly and I enjoyed sitting in the lounge. Bed was comfy. If you drive, be aware that you need to pay to park in any of the nearby lots. Showers were decent sized, but a few more hooks or a shelf would be nice. They bathrooms had midget sinks, so the floors...

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

small rooms, terrible bunk beds, unwelcome atmosphere, dirty stained walls throughout, toilets in need of major cleaning.. only nice thing to say about this hostel is that the location is perfect. we couldn't have stayed here for more than 1 night.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful with lots of advice on traveling around Scotland and walks around the local area. Loved the museum and all the information about sites to visit. Would recommend to visitors to the area and walkers. Good for all ages

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Colby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016

we had booked for two nights but cancelled second night as it was dirty, had to park in car park over the street and get up before 7am to purchase parking ticket, area was very dodgy looking, staff not very professional, very few of the plug sockets worked, kitchen was filthy. We were charged for the second night as we...

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Thank Cheryl P
kilkenny
Reviewed 4 August 2016

It was walking distance to town centre which was great. They couldn't have been more helpful and friendly when i booked in. Place was really, clean, tidy, fresh, comfortable, warm. Loved my experience and would chose it again. Although a little pricey compared to other hostels in the area.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I stayed there for 2 nights and hardly slept as the bunk bed above me so creeky, everytime the other person moved the whole bunk moved! The staff werent the best friendly people, not even a hello how are you? or how was everything? I used the shower and it wasnt hot at all! Not staying at this place ever...

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Deinze, Belgium
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The only good aspect of this hostel is its location. The staff is rather unfriendly and not helpful at all. The check out times are very limited which can cause you trouble if you need to leave before 8 am (because you need to pay a deposit for your key but there is not any place where you can leave...

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Thank robin0306
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Pros: very good location, close to the city center. Cons: I doubt strongly that the sheets or the toilets or the showers were ever washed/ cleaned... The kitchen was small - no room in the fridge to store food...the smell from the kitchen was felt everywhere in the building. Kitchen closed at 10:30pm and opened at 08:30am (why?). Walked around...

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I came as a nervous solo traveller who had never stayed in a hostel before, so to be honest, was expecting the absolute worst. When arrived, Chris the manager seemed friendly enough, and showed me my room and the toilets and showers. I was in a 4 bed room with two bunk beds. It was very small, and quite dark...

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Being THE closest to the train and bus stations (check the map if you don’t believe us!), only 5 mins walk from the heart of Inverness and next to a free overnight parking, we offer by far the best location. With a fully equipped kitchen offering free tea/coffee/milk/sugar and storage room for food, a spacious and comfy lounge with a guitar and a piano for your use, free wifi, a complete daily cleaning, freshly cleaned sheets, informations about the area’s points of interest, weekly activities such as movie nights and pub crawls and one of the cheapest nightly rate in town, you can be sure that you’ll get most out of your money. You’ll find adaptors, hair dryer, iron, DVDs and video games at the front desk. Our best asset is our team; you will get to know the passionate live-in young backpackers who love this place like their own home. Our team even counts a Scottish tour guide, offering low cost day trips to the Isle of Skye or Loch Ness on his time off. If you’re looking for a laugh and a friendly atmosphere, don’t look any further! Inverness provides an excellent base to explore the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The city has many attractions, including the museum and art gallery, Inverness castle (with the Castle Garrison Encounter Exhibition) and of course the legendary Loch Ness Monster around the corner! Inverness is also home to some of the best award winning live music bars in Scotland and also restaurants providing amazing food and value.For all you Outlander fans, Culloden Battlefield and the Clava Cairns (inspiration for Craigh na Dun) are a short bus ride away. There are also many tours offered by various companies that explore Inverness, Loch Ness, Glen Affric and many other places of interest. Find more informations at reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highland Backpackers Inverness

Address: 24 Rose Street, Inverness IV1 1NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Price Range: $23 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Highland Backpackers Inverness 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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“there's nowhere to go, every room will be noise.”
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“Not sure if a lower floor would be any quieter, but worth a shot. Seagulls on the roof are so noisy”
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“in the 10 beds dorm I slept in, top beds had no access at all to plugs - and the ones in the room are very few.”
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