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 £25
  • 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 Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike North Coast 500 Great Glen Way Loch Ness 360
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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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The best place to watch pods of Dolphin hunting migrating salmon

May 10th 2023

The shores of the Moray Firth are within a half hour walk from the centre of Inverness, and here you can watch pods of Dolphins. In the right season they can be seen hunting salmon which are migrating up the river to spawn. Walk to Merkinch Nature Reserve to get great views over the Moray Firth or for the best action travel the 14 miles to Chanonry Point. Bottlenose dolphins are around all year although there are more sightings in summer month when the dolphins are close to the shore hunting salmon.

Thanks to Arctic Al for the amazing photo.


Dolphin hunting salmon
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This may be controversial, but THIS is the best place to stay in Inverness

April 28th 2023

Inverness is a truly amazing city, with a rich history, breathtaking scenery, and a vibrant cultural scene that attracts visitors from all over the world. Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s ancient castle and cathedral, taking a boat trip down the Caledonian Canal, or simply enjoying a relaxing stroll through the city’s picturesque streets, there’s something for everyone in Inverness.

When it comes to accommodation, there are many options to choose from in Inverness. However, none can compare to the Inverness Student Hostel. Located in the heart of the city, the hostel offers stunning views over the city from its sky-high location, providing the perfect place to relax and take in the scenery. The hostel also has a cosy, welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel right at home as soon as you walk through the door. And best of all, the price is very affordable, making it the perfect choice for budget-conscious travellers.

But the Inverness Student Hostel is not just a great place to stay because of its stunning views and welcoming atmosphere. The city itself has so much to offer, including the Victorian Market, which is a must-visit for foodies. Here you’ll find Salt and Fire, a vegan street food vendor that serves up some of the most delicious and innovative food in the city.

Another must-visit destination in Inverness is the Ness Islands, located on the river Ness. The islands are connected by a series of bridges that allow visitors to explore the stunning natural beauty of the area. From the peaceful sound of the flowing river to the vibrant colours of the surrounding foliage, the Ness Islands are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. It would bet the perfect location for a picnic.

In conclusion, Inverness is an amazing city with something to offer everyone. And if you’re looking for the best place to stay in the city, the Inverness Student Hostel is a perfect choice. With its stunning views over the city, cosy, welcoming atmosphere, and affordable prices, it’s the perfect home base for exploring all that this beautiful city has to offer. And with must-visit destinations like the Victorian Market and the Ness Islands just a stone’s throw away, you’ll never run out of things to do in Inverness.

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