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Inverness Student Hotel

6-8 Culduthel Road


Whether you are coming to Inverness to indulge in the delights of the Highland Capital or plan to base yourself here while exploring the area, our friendly and helpful staff will give you all of their top tips to ensure you make the best of your time in our vibrant city.
The city centre is only a 5 minute walk away and is home to several great bars, restaurants and shops. We are literally next door to Inverness Castle and can recommend some great circular walks that take in the best sights of the city and start and finish from our doorstep.
Our relaxed and comfortable hostel has everything you will need after a day out exploring. Our lounge room has a lovely log burning stove, free WiFi and as much free tea, coffee and hot chocolate that you can drink! We also have a fully equipped self catering kitchen and serve an optional breakfast each morning that includes freshly baked scones.
We look forward to welcoming you to our funky wee hostel on the hill!


  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils



Traveler Reviews

“Needs renovation”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on July 20, 2019

A cheap price and a friendly atmosphere doesn't compensate the problems this hostel has. Rooms are small, no space for luggages. Beds look untidy and they don't have any light or power outlet, which...

“Horrible place”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on July 17, 2019

I actually don't get till now how people are giving them 8 and 9 or even 6 in their reviews ,,, this place is just a trash, messy, untidy, not clean at all ,, it only deserves to be shut because it...

“Good for one night”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on June 24, 2019

The staff were friendly and helpful and it has a nice atmosphere. They have a locker to store valuables free of charge. The shower water wasn't particularly hot and the room was quite small and...


By Car:
If arriving from the south:
on the A9, turn left when you reach the large roundabout beside the Kessock Bridge. Continue along this road and go straight on at the next 2 roundabouts. As you come downhill you will reach another roundabout, go straight on here continuing to go downhill. Keep in the left had lane. Turn left at the next roundabout and then move into the right hand lane. At the traffic lights turn right and then follow this road along the riverside until you are at the traffic lights next to Johnny Foxes Pub. Turn left and follow the road towards McDonalds and continue to follow the road round the corner to the right and then up the hill. You will pass Inverness castle on your right hand side and will reach a set of traffic lights outside the Castle Tavern. Make sure that you are in the left hand lane and continue straight on up the hill. You will now be able to see our hostel on your right hand side and the free car park entrance is slightly further up the hill on the right hand side.
By Car:
If arriving from the north on the A82:
follow the main road into Inverness. You will go over the Caledonian Canal and continue straight on this street for about 5 minutes. At all traffic lights, go straight on until you reach the set of lights just before crossing over the River Ness. At these lights you need to be in the right hand lane. Continue straight on and cross the river and head straight on towards the shops. You will see Primark on your left.


Cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to arrival will receive a 90% refund.
Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to arrival are non-refundable.
(Please note that in order to receive a 90% refund; you must cancel prior to 12.00 noon the day before your booking is due to commence)

Group Cancellation Policy:
If a booking is cancelled 21 days or more before it is due to commence, we will refund 90%
If a booking is cancelled 14-20 days before it is due to commence, we will refund 50%
If a booking is cancelled 7-13 days before it is due to commence, we will refund 25%
If a booking is cancelled less than 7 days before it is due to commence, we will refund 0%

Please Note:
Please bring suitable photographic identification – you will need it to check-in to our hostel.
If any guest within your booking is under the age of 18 you MUST contact us before making the reservation online.

Check In/Out Procedures:
Check in is from 14.30pm, but early arrivals are welcome to store their luggage and use the hostel facilities and common areas. Please feel free to help yourself to complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
If you think you may arrive later than 22:30pm, please give call us so that we may inform our night porter of your late arrival. We are open for check-in up until 02:30am. Please note, we cannot accept arrivals later than this, as the premises are locked between 02:30am and 07:00am daily.

Check out is by 10.30am on the day of your departure – please vacate the room and return the keys by this time. You are more than welcome to store your bags in our luggage storage area throughout the day, free of charge.

As our accommodation is comprised of bunk-style dormitory rooms, we can only accept families with children if a whole room has been booked for sole occupancy. We cannot accommodate children in dorm rooms with other guests.