Inverness Student Hotel, 6 - 8 Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4AB

Call Receptionist on 01463 236556

Independent hostel in Inverness town centre

Set amongst some of Scotland's most fascinating attractions, the bustling town centre of Inverness soon gives way to lochs, hills, forests and glens. Close to Inverness Castle, the cosy and friendly Student Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the town and the mountains beyond. After a hard day's Nessie hunting, the hostel provides the perfect place to unwind, just yards from the city's varied night-life and a few minutes' walk from bus and train stations. Relax in the fabulous lounge with real log fire and drink as much free tea, coffee & hot chocolate as you like. Knowledgeable staff can give you tips on what to see and do in the area and free WiFi is available. Visit the beautiful ancient pine forest of Glen Affric, the tranquil but deeply historic Culloden Battlefield, the 4,000 year old standing stones at Clava Cairns or stroll down the riverbank to the waterfront to try to glimpse the wild dolphins in the nearby Moray Firth. Famous Loch Ness lies just a few miles upstream and of course has its own special wild animal.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

    All year. All day. Reception 9-11am & 5-10pm
  • Price per night:

    From £23.
  • Booking:

    First night's payment required to confirm booking.
  • Directions:

    From train/bus station left onto Academy St, take right down Inglis St. then right onto High Street, turn left onto Castle St past the castle. Continue up Culduthel Road and hostel is on right. By road take B861 over the river then follow the road round into Castle Street/Cuthuthel Road the hostel is on the right.
  • Public Transport :

    Inverness train station and bus station are a mere 10 minute walk from the hostel. Alternatively jump in a taxi for around £5.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks North Coast 500 Loch Ness 360 Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Great Glen Way
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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News & Offers from Inverness Student Hotel

Any visit to Inverness is incomplete without a stay at Inverness Student hostel

May 2nd 2022

Located in the centre of the city with a stunning panoramic view of the city and the surrounding Scottish landscape. Inverness Student Hostel is open to all but those looking to see the sights during the day, like Inverness Castle which sits high on a hillside looking over the city, and enjoy the nightlife will find the perfect base here, all for an affordable price.

A view of Inverness from the river

Inverness Hostel launches a petition to save the Scottish Hostelling Industry

October 13th 2020

Jo-Jo owner of the very popular Inverness Student Hotel has launched a petition to force the Government to recognise the unique problems the covid-19 restrictions have placed upon all the Scottish hostels. The hope is enough signatures will persuade them to direct more emergency funding to struggling hostel owners

If you love hostelling in Scotland sign the petition here:







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The ever popular Inverness hostel is unfortunately still closed

October 1st 2020

Each month, this message gets harder and harder to write, but we know we’re making this decision for all the right reasons, despite the fact that our hostels long to be filled with life and laughter again.

The steady rise in Covid-19 cases throughout the UK, coupled with tighter (and necessary) restrictions in Scotland, mean the monthly review of our status has to remain the same: we will not be reopening this month.

Scotland’s guidelines are reviewed every 3 weeks and we will continue to consider our options for reopening in line with this advice. It is very likely we will only be able to consider opening during Phase 4 of Scotland’s lockdown restrictions, which seems very far away indeed right now.

We’re hanging in there, though, and cannot thank you all enough for your words of kindness and support, you really keep us going! We’re happy to help with any queries or concerns, just drop a line on Please note, we are operating with a very reduced team at the moment, but will try and get back to you as quickly as possible.

Guests with bookings with us over the next 30 days will be contacted by our lovely crew over the coming week and will be offered the opportunity to rebook for a later date or cancel with a full refund. If you’d like to support us in 2021, pop on over to our website and book directly with us using the code YOUROCK10 for a cheeky wee 10% discount off any booking until December 31st, 2021.

Alternatively, you can head on over to Adoptahostel…/…/inverness-student-hotel/ and purchase an accommodation gift voucher for that special someone, or even make a wee donation if you so desire.

We’ll be back as soon as we can, hang in there, we’re so looking forward to seeing you all again. Stay safe and take care,
Jo-Jo X

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