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Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

I will only say that I loved it! I loved the place since it's pretty affordable for the great location directly beside the bus station. From there you only have to walk about 5 minutes into the city centre. The staff were great and I had an great time

Thank Bastian S
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Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Great spot very helpful and friendly staff comfy beds the area and scenery were beautiful great lakes and happy times all round.clean and would very much like to return . Top notch thanks guys ;-) ★★★★★

Thank yrred
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

I've extended my stay at Inverness tourist hostel staff were all very welcoming and happy to advise on local pubs and restaurants,very clean and spacious rooms with comfortable beds big TV lounge and kitchen would highly recommend it great rates in friendly surroundings

Thank Michael k
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

The hostel is clean and the staff are helpful. Unfortunately, it is also small, cramped and crowded. The rooms and beds are tiny; the kitchen has queues for facility use and even seating. It's located centrally in Inverness, which is good, but there is nowhere secure to store bicycles.

Thank Laurence F
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

Was in a great location, so close to the train station and seconds away from the bus terminal. For the price the rooms were great, wifi was only available on the main floor, but that wasn't a huge problem. The kitchen and common areas were a nice way to meet other travellers and I ended up visiting the Tomatin Whisky... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Nice facilities, big common room and kitchen. Rooms left much to be desired, though. They were rather stuffy and the sheets didn't fit the bed properly. At the end of the day, a comfortable night's sleep is the reason you pay to stay somewhere, right? I gave them 4 stars because their location, friendliness, and price are all fantastic

Thank Jordan S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

First time to Highlands and I had a great time! Big thanks to the staff at there! Pros: They organised cheap and fantastic tours to Loch Ness and Isle of Skye. I joined both and they were amazing!!! Highly recommended to budget travellers! Excellent location, right next to the bus station. Cozy common room Clean and well equipped kitchen Extremely... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 12 March 2015

I have a partiality for smaller hostels when backpacking so this has to be good. We arrived very late at night (the last bus from the airport was late by around 45 minutes). But the hostel staff told us that the entry code so it was easy - then we found that they were waiting up which was nice. The... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

Travel round Scotland for work, but Inverness is the only place where i willingly choose to stay in a hostel rather than a hotel, when there are reasonable choices of hotels / guesthouse choices available. The hostel is a very good location, close to the train and bus station. Always has friendly staff, and has a good living room and... More 

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Ixelles, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 February 2015

Very helpful staff, nice quiet and clean hostel, well equipped kitchen and cozy common living room... This is by far one of the best places I've stayed in for a while. Mostly because we met a ton of amazing people here, but just the hostel in general as well. 5 minute walking from the main street and within crawling distance... More 

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Being THE closest to the train and bus stations (check the map if you don’t believe us!), only 5 mins walk from the heart of Inverness and next to a free overnight parking, we offer by far the best location. With a fully equipped kitchen offering free tea/coffee/milk/sugar and storage room for food, a spacious and comfy lounge with a guitar and a piano for your use, free wifi, a complete daily cleaning, freshly cleaned sheets, informations about the area’s points of interest, weekly activities such as movie nights and pub crawls and one of the cheapest nightly rate in town, you can be sure that you’ll get most out of your money. You’ll find adaptors, hair dryer, iron, DVDs and video games at the front desk. Our best asset is our team; you will get to know the passionate live-in young backpackers who love this place like their own home. Our team even counts a Scottish tour guide, offering low cost day trips to the Isle of Skye or Loch Ness on his time off. If you’re looking for a laugh and a friendly atmosphere, don’t look any further! Inverness provides an excellent base to explore the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The city has many attractions, including the museum and art gallery, Inverness castle (with the Castle Garrison Encounter Exhibition) and of course the legendary Loch Ness Monster around the corner! Inverness is also home to some of the best award winning live music bars in Scotland and also restaurants providing amazing food and value.For all you Outlander fans, Culloden Battlefield and the Clava Cairns (inspiration for Craigh na Dun) are a short bus ride away. There are also many tours offered by various companies that explore Inverness, Loch Ness, Glen Affric and many other places of interest. Find more informations at reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highland Backpackers Inverness

Address: 24 Rose Street, Inverness IV1 1NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Price Range: $17 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Highland Backpackers Inverness 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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“there's nowhere to go, every room will be noise.”
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“in the 10 beds dorm I slept in, top beds had no access at all to plugs - and the ones in the room are very few.”
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