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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located at the edge of Inverness town, the hostel is located at a central location beside the bus station and provides easy access to the town area. There is also a car park opposite (Toy Shop) with free parking (7am - 7pm) or you could pay and park it at the multi-story car park beside. We stayed in a 6...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did enjoy my 5 nights in this Hostel a lot (and I've been staying in a lot of different hostels)! The staff takes good care of you. And you get what you pay for, close to everthing, shops, bus station and train station. Highly recomended!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a top to bottom well run hostel. Managment/reception (Chris & Grant, namely) are on point, thoughtful, helpful and friendly. The bathrooms are clean promptly daily as are the rooms and kitchen. All is swept and mopped and extremely thorough. I had only meant to stay a couple of days and check into an airbnb but decided to stay...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for the price the place was spotless and had a good atmosphere. The only downside was in the rooms there weren't enough power sockets and the door didn't lock properly but other than that it was a fantastic stay thankyou!

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College Park, Maryland
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This hostel is in the center of the city and is therefore in a good location. However, the rooms are small and dirty. The mattresses are a little gross and the beds are extremely squeaky. If I remember correctly, wifi is spotty but price is also very cheap. If price matters then it is worth enduring, however, if you are...

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in for two nights. 2min walk from bus station, cca 10min from train station, food shop across the street. Nice and comfy lounge with books, Tv, board games etc. Kitchen was ok, only a bit too small. Free coffee/tea and milk :) They provide locked room, where you can leave your luggage before check-in. Rooms were clean, only bunk...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in hostels around the world and this was by far the worst I have ever stayed in. We booked two rooms. They were filthy. The bedding was dirty. The frames were dirty there were stains on the walls. The curtains did not cover the window. There was Mould and dead Flies. We decided we were going to...

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

At first we were confused because the hostel does not look like a hostel if you are standing in front of it. The staff was nice, the kitchen was a little bit to small for all the people. There are no free parking spaces, the staff couln't help us either, but we found free parking slots only 5 minutes away...

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Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed here for one night. Staff was friendly and I enjoyed sitting in the lounge. Bed was comfy. If you drive, be aware that you need to pay to park in any of the nearby lots. Showers were decent sized, but a few more hooks or a shelf would be nice. They bathrooms had midget sinks, so the floors...

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

small rooms, terrible bunk beds, unwelcome atmosphere, dirty stained walls throughout, toilets in need of major cleaning.. only nice thing to say about this hostel is that the location is perfect. we couldn't have stayed here for more than 1 night.

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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: €11 - €35 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles Rafa_Guetti, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Not sure if a lower floor would be any quieter, but worth a shot. Seagulls on the roof are so noisy”
 of 5 bubbles 862rebeccam862, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles dandilion_fra, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Don't annoy the angry English girl at reception!”
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