Welcome to your detailed guide for Inverness hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Inverness, Scotland. Compare prices for Inverness hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Inverness, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Inverness? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Inverness alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Inverness. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Inverness. To help you make friends with Inverness before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Looking for hostels in the area of Inverness? We made it easy for you and put all hostels near Inverness in a group. Find all hostels in Loch Ness.
Inverness has become popular with tourists because of its close proximity to Loch Ness, and if you are looking for Nessie memorabilia, you won't leave Inverness empty handed. Along with hostels, Inverness also has the big shopping center area in the Highlands, and sports an abundance of malls and shopping centers, which get pretty busy with shoppers.
One thing to note -- it is not within walking distance to Loch Ness (unless you feel like walking a great distance!). There are plenty of buses that run from the city center, however, to points along Loch Ness, and there are attractions that are nearby Inverness if you have the time to get to them (such as the Culloden Battlefields and Urquhart Castle). While it is easy to get to by bus or by train, driving around the city is more complicated and parking isn't always very easy.
There are hostels in Inverness, and plenty of grocery stores and pharmacies, so it is a good pit stop for backpackers to patch up their needs before hitting the Highlands (or leaving the Highlands). Nightlife within Inverness is limited, but there are a few nightclubs and several pubs. Hootanannys and Johnny Foxes are quite popular pubs, both with travelers and locals, for their beer and for their music. Hootanannys is great for traditional Scottish music, but has three levels, which cater to a variety of musical themes.
For things to do within the city of Inverness itself, there is the River Ness, which is lovely to walk along, and there are several fishing spots as well. Inverness is a fine place to stay for a night (maybe two) in a hostel, but there are plenty of other places in the Highlands that have more to do and see.
Written by local enthusiast for Inverness hostels Emily Schreiber
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Inverness. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Inverness. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Inverness costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Inverness with private rooms costs on average $179.
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Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge is the best hostel in Inverness for families.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Inverness. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Inverness. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
Inverness is a lovely town, one of the most beautiful places in Scotland -- and in Europe, I think. It's clean, secure, quiet, with a pretty castle on the top. It's the best place to visit the incredible Lake Ness and try to photograph Nessie, the mythical monster.
Inverness is such a beautiful place. Take a walk at dusk along the canal and admire the beautiful old houses. Do a MacBackers tour through the higlands. Cheap as chips and a fabulous experience.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Inverness and Scotland.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.