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4 Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 4AB Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 76 Speciality lodging in Inverness
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Located in front of Inverness Castle, Bazpackers is an old Victorian townhouse built in 1826 and converted in 1996 to form a modern hostel. We are the smallest hostel in Inverness and just 5 minutes from the city centre, close to everything but out of the city centre noise. Budget, self-catering accommodation •Private and shared rooms available •Central location with great views •Small friendly hostel & great staff •Secure online credit/debit card booking •Quiet, homely atmosphere •Secure lockers Reception is open 0730-2300. Check-in is 1500-2300. You may arrive before check-in and store your bags for free. Late arrivals must advise reception as early as possible and a late check-in charge may be applied (5£ per half hour). We reserve the right not to accept very late check-in’s.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Dilys C wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a good place for a single, couple or group to stay, with single, double and bigger rooms. There's free tea, coffee, milk, sugar, etc and a kitchen to do your own meals if you want. There's a pleasant dining area where you can chat with other travellers . It's also close to the town centre, with lots of cafes and bars nearby. There's safe storage for luggage and bikes too. They were particularly helpful when I found I'd left a couple of necklaces behind, in my haste to catch my train. After a quick email exchange I sent Emmanuel a self-addressed envelope and my jewellery was promptly returned - many thanks.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Paulette A wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions
Friendly, clean and a good room, convenient for city centre and also for us to be able to leave very early morning. Just thought that 106.80 was expensive for 1 night stay excluding breakfast ( not that we would have been there for breakfast) and shared bathroom. Partner struggled to sleep due to noise from lounge.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Not the best place if you’re travelling by car. Difficult to park.
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Liz H wrote a review Aug 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom31 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night in a private room to kick off our NC500 trip. Probably the most spotless place we stayed in during the whole trip with good covid measures in place. The upstairs shower room was also spotless. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils/appliances etc. It would be great to come back here under non-covid circumstances to properly enjoy the hostel and garden.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fay G wrote a review Aug 2020
16 contributions4 helpful votes
I had booked a dorm but was upgraded to a private room, presumably as part of the CV-19 response. The room was more like a hotel room than a hostel - double bed, towels, tv etc. The room, bathroom, and kitchen were all spotlessly clean and the location is perfect to explore Inverness.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Ricardo I wrote a review Mar 2020
San Luis Potosi, Mexico6 contributions4 helpful votes
Location is great. It right in front of Inverness Castle, right besides where the Great Glen Way starts (or ends). It is far enough and close enough to the centre of the city that you can have a nice touristy short walk there. I loved the facilities. The bunk beds are in sort of a box with a curtain so you get much privacy. They have a small shelf in each capsule so you can put your phone while charging or anything you want to keep close. They also have a strongbox that you can program with your own security code and a place to leave your bags in the room. The thing I didn’t like about the room is that it can get really really hot. The bathrooms are very nice and clean. There is a very cozy living room with a fireplace and some nice couches. It has an amazing Victorian style. It also has a very nice garden with an amazing view! The kitchen has what you would need to cook and there’s even a small free food area. Tea and coffee are free and unlimited. There is no breakfast included but you can buy to cook or just go to a restaurant. The staff is always very friendly. They help you in any way they can. The manager knows a great deal about the city and it’s surroundings as well as it’s history and will always be happy to point you to interesting places. I also like that they encourage customers to respect other people’s stay by not being noisy nor arriving too late. This does not mean they won’t let you go out or anything but they will remind you that there’s more people staying there. When I go to Inverness again, I will certainly stay there.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$37 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsInverness
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bazpackers Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Bazpackers Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Malt Room (0.4 km), Breakout Games (0.4 km), and North Coast 500 (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bazpackers Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to Bazpackers Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rocpool Restaurant, Nar Mediterranean Turkish Restaurant, and Revolution Bar.
Is Bazpackers Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Inverness.
Are there any historical sites close to Bazpackers Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Inverness Castle Viewpoint (0.2 km), Inverness Town House (0.3 km), and Market Cross (2.3 km).