Inverness Hostel

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Free WiFi
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
Free toiletries, bathrobes
Free toiletries, bathrobes

Overview of Inverness Hostel

Inverness Hostel

2.0 star property
Within easy reach of Eden Court Theatre

8,4/10 Very good

62 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
Hillview House, Merlewood Road, Inverness, Scotland, IV2 4NL
Main amenities
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bathrobes
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Eden Court Theatre - 21 min walk
  • Inverness Castle - 24 min walk
  • Inverness Cathedral - 4 min drive
  • Eastgate Shopping Centre - 10 min drive
  • Culloden Battlefield - 16 min drive
  • Caledonian Stadium - 16 min drive
  • Fort George - 30 min drive
  • Cawdor Castle - 28 min drive
  • Beauly Priory - 26 min drive
  • Moray Firth - 34 min drive
  • Chanonry Point Lighthouse - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Inverness (INV) - 22 min drive
  • Inverness Station - 9 min drive
  • Nairn Station - 23 min drive
  • Conon Bridge Station - 25 min drive

About this property

Inverness Hostel

Inverness Hostel puts you 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Eden Court Theatre and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Inverness Castle. Also, this hostel is 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from Culloden Battlefield.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Property amenities


  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hillview House Inverness Hostel
Hillview House Hostel
Hillview House Inverness
Inverness Hostel
Inverness Youth Hostel Scotland
Inverness Hostel Scotland
Inverness Hostel Inverness
Inverness Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Inverness Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Inverness

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

It’ll do if you’re on a budget.
No sign of the host, but that’s fine. Good points; parking on site, room was clean. Bad points; uncomfortable old mattress, shower head was more like a hose, no soap at all not even a cheap dispenser (public toilets have free hand soap). No signage on gate or entrance.
Robert, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Surprised this place had a good ratng
The yard was a mess with trash and construction debris. I was afraid we were in the wrong place. I was afraid to go in. The room was ok but the heat had broken and was being fixed. There was no host on site and the contact person was not helpful. The room was freezing and it was after midnight when it warmed up. We asked for a space heater and we're not giving a return call until the next morning. Overall the place had many things that were not functioning well. I was surprised it had such a good rating on this site and
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View around side of house
Ingrid, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Value for money
Good place to stay. Clean and tidy bedroom, bathroom and the shared kitchen. Easy walk into the town centre along the river. My only issue was the pillow was very uncomfortable
Gareth, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Comfortable and clean. Need shower doors though.
Miss C, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Disappointing - owner needs to do some maintenance
Booked this because for a night as I was camping and fed of of being soaked, property listed as having self service laundry and free WiFi - there are no laundry facilities and if there was WiFi I couldn't find the connection details. The lock on the room didn't work, so couldn't lock door, otherwise room was fine. The shower was missing a door so bathroom floor got soaked when showering, and the floor appeared to be starting to collapse probably due to rot from all the water on floor. Cleanliness of kitchen area could have been better.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Would highly recommend this Hostel. It's more like a B&B just you make your own Breakfast ( cerial toast and yoghurt tea and coffee) Make your own evening meal 2 Tesco store's not far away. Kitchen has all you need with own basket in fridge to store your own small amount of shopping. Make tea and coffee anytime and you can use Tv room.
David, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Starting with Check In. We were told no earlier than 4pm which would’ve been fine except for the floor in our room had obviously not been swept and there was debris from the floor that had made it under the comforter in the bed. There was no one to greet us for our check in, and there was no indication that it was a self check in situation. The only reason we knew what room we were to belong in was because we had called earlier in the day with questions because we never received any information after the booking was confirmed. The Room The bathroom had cold standing water next to the bathtub, which one again only confirms that the room was not properly cleaned. Debris was on the floor obviously from the previous occupants shoes, food and whatnot. Overall House and Amenities Occupants were given keys to the front door but during our stay it seemed like we were the only one to lock it. Upon many arrivals back from town, or when leaving the house the front door was wide open. Thankfully our individual rooms locked but it was still unsettling to see there were not notes around reminding occupants to lock the door. The usage of the words “BREAKFAST PROVIDED” is a complete sham. If breakfast provided means whatever is left over by other tenants, and 3 tubs of butter then this is the place for you. However if you are expecting basic essentials like tea, coffee, bread, fruit, or yogurt you will be greatly disappointed.
3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to see Inverness from.Friendly, warm and clean. Free breakfast,tea and coffee.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Marcela, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The host was lovely the rooms were warm and cosy and I really appreciated the free breakfast
2-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review