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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel has everything you wish for: WiFi, clean nice rooms, enough space to socialize and cook and lovely stuff that helps you find good pubs. One little thing missing: the WiFi only works in the lobby/TV room, not in the bedrooms. But surely that's not the most important thing:) We decided to stay with SYHA on the Isle of...

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Inverness Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Diana Z Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us. Its great to see you had a good time and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good, helpful reception, free wifi in lounge area and best self-catering facilities ever. Excellent meals available at reasonable prices and all facilities squeaky clean. I unreservedly recommend this hostel

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Inverness Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi d_alsford_uk Many thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us.Its great to see you had a good time and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed over for just a night. Our flight arrived very late and since the check in closed at 11 PM, we called in a little earlier and the staff checked us in even though we came later than 11 PM. The check in was quick and smooth and the rooms were good. The bedding provided was good too. However,...

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Inverness Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Sai S Thanks for your review following your recent stay with us,Its good to see you had a good experience overall and will look at your comments regarding charging sockets as this is an issue which we have not seen before for Inverness. We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The place stunk ov pee the room was dirty stains on bedding hair on floor hair in sink. Clear to say i checked straight out spoke manager and got no where tried email him pictures but kepted failing. I know hostel is cheap but it should be clean atleast. Never again would i stay here. The manager said when he...

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Inverness Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Nes B Thanks for your review following your recent stay with us. I'm sorry to see you didn't have a good experience and would like to investigate this further if you could please email me at hopman@syha.org.uk so I can get some more information. Regards Dan

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

There aren't very many hostels in Inverness. I was shocked by how old of a crowd stayed here. They have no age limit so everyone is welcome! Definitely not a party hostel, but they offer drinks and have a cafeteria. They have a breakfast option. The only issue I had was the wifi did not work in our room on...

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Inverness Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi 136renaew, Thanks for your review following your recent stay with us,Its great to see you had a good time. Regarding the Free WIFI unfrotuanetly it is only available in the public areas for now, We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan

Reviewed 26 September 2016

I only stayed for a night. Arrived, slept and left basically but it wasn't a nice stay. The showers weren't very clean and some areas of the hostel were very loud, even late at night. The room was very hot and the staff weren't very efficient.

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Inverness Youth Hostel, responded to this review

HI Felicity A Thanks for your review following your recent stay with us,I have noted your comments and will discuss with the team at the hostel to look at ways we can improve the service. We do hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

First night was ok, it is a hostel and you are bunking with other people. The staff member who met me at the front desk was lovely but informed me normally works at the Pitlochry SYHA. Very helpful with regards to walks around Pitlochry. However, the second night I ended up with 2 middle aged men in my dorm. One...

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The place is well located. Larger than most youth hostels and busy and not lacking in business. Why is it in need of a good freshening up? The mattresses didn't have a under cover in them. So it's only between a sheet and the polyester is what you sleep on. The staff were helpful though in giving you directions into...

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Inverness Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi leaderwithnotitle Thanks for your review following your recent stay with us,I have noted your comments and we will look at ways we can change things. We hope to welcome you back again Regards Dan

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This hostel located about 10-15min walk from town centre. The dorm i stayed in was what you expect from a hostel 4 beds limted plug sockets and a nosiey radiator and if you need the bathroom it was the on the other side so not the best but it what you expect from a hostel. Also no wifi in the...

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Inverness Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Matthew W Thanks for your review We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Terrible room overpriced and grumpy staff. We paid over 200 for one night here on the recommendation of a friend. This was for 2 rooms for 7 people. A bit prices for YHA but it's August. In reality the rooms were very poor. Especially large family room. Dreadful mattress that led to very poor sleep. Bathroom that was mouldy and...

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Inverness Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi MrAJPage, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,We value all feedback to help us improve the guest experience and will ensure the points you have raised are discussed with the team. Regards Dan

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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Inverness Youth Hostel offers modern budget accommodation with superb facilities. The youth hostel also offers family friendly private en suite rooms, all of which are freshly decorated, warm and comfortable, with private lockers. Some rooms also have glorious views towards the Moray Firth. Inverness Youth Hostel offers meals but also has an excellent self-catering kitchen, making it popular with groups and families. The youth hostel has a warm welcome and buzzing atmosphere making it one of Scotland's top youth hostels in the capital of the Highlands. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inverness Youth Hostel

Address: Victoria Drive, Inverness IV2 3QB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Price Range: $34 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inverness Youth Hostel 4*
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“Ground floor is easier if you struggle with luggage (stairs only to second floor).”
 of 5 bubbles davidmX9196JI, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Choose one with curtains.”
 of 5 bubbles 153giovannir, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Private rooms are good! (we booked one room for 4 people)”
 of 5 bubbles 615ilais, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Single room rather than dorm accommodation although understand there are family and en-suite rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles JualGlasgow, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Your dorm is allocated so no choice there, but lots of light and air.”
 of 5 bubbles AliRosen, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
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