About About this youth hostel ....

Located in a quiet neighbourhood a short walk from the city centre, this four star VisitScotland accredited hostel is a popular choice for individual travellers, backpackers, families and groups wanting to explore the ‘Capital of the Highlands’ without breaking the bank!

The hostel offers a wide range of private and en-suite rooms as well as spacious shared dorms with individual lockers with some of the rooms enjoying views towards the Moray Firth.

The hostels Café Bar serves a selection of hot & cold beverages and confectionery throughout the day. WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a large self-catering kitchen, comfortable TV lounge, laundry, drying rooms, a luggage store, secure bike storage, and free on-site parking.

Meeting room facilities can accommodate up to 30 people (theatre style) or 20 (boardroom style) with flexible catering packages available. Contact the hostel direct to enquire.

‘Wee Breakfast’ available (Please remember to pre-book).

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Short walk from the city centre
  • Friendly team with expert local knowledge
  • Great for families
  • Café Bar serving hot drinks, local beers and wine
  • Close to the railway station and key public transport links 

For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here 

Inverness Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Victoria Drive, Inverness IV2 3QB Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:00-10.00 and 16.00-23:00

Check in


Check out

By 10:00


Access with limited mobility

Free Wifi

Conference/Meeting Facilities

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Alcohol Licence

Guest Kitchen

Laundry Room

Lounge/TV Room

Luggage Store

Packed Lunches Available

Suitable for Groups

Towel Hire

Bike Store

Drying Room


Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Shopping Nearby

Secure Lockers

Suitable for Wheelchair Users

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Inverness and its surrounding area is steeped in history and no trip to would be complete without a visit to Loch Ness, the largest freshwater loch in the British Isles and home to the elusive 'Nessie'. Cruise on the loch and explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle which stands proudly on its banks, enjoying magnificent views of the surrounding area.

From Clava Cairns to Culloden Battlefield and Inverness Castle with its new viewpoint overlooking the city, you'll never be short of opportunities to connect with the past. 

Stroll along the banks of the River Ness and discover the city's fine bars and restaurants or head to the Victorian Market or Eastgate Shopping Centre for a bit of retail therapy.

The Moray Firth is teeming with wildlife and, when the tide is right, local dolphins are often seen swimming close to shore at Chanonry Point on the Black Isle.

The Victorian seaside resort of Nairn is a short drive away and the surrounding countryside plays host to a number of distilleries where you can discover the secrets of Scotland's national drink.

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