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Hillview House Reviews

Hillview House, 26 Merlewood Road, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland

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193 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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This hostel was really more like a bed and breakfast. The house was modern and tidy with great facilities. Living a backpacker lifestyle we appreciated having a large lounge and kitchen at our disposal. Unfortunately when we stayed there was often no one on site to help us should we have any questions- I understand that this was temporary. The landlord came in when we could but it would have been helpful to have someone on site. Overall we really enjoyed our stay


The house was nice, internet and breakfast. Unfortunately we spent 30minutes outside in the cold waiting for the landlord to arrive for checking in (despite we arrived within the check in times indicated), as our phone was not activated for international phone calls. Thankfully other guests were coming back to the hostel! Also, in the morning I woke up covered in BEDBUGS BITES! Disgusting and quite annoying... I had to get checked as they caused me allergic reactions. Not happy!!


We had a great stay at the Hillview House. The check in was a bit complicated, because it was held via mobilephone. But therefor the house was great. All rooms were clean and top-equipped. There is a great kitchen for cooking diner/lunch and you get a simple breakfast for free. The city centre is 5 minutes by car.


2nd time we have stayed loved it Staff great so friendly room spotless everything we wanted will be back net year


The owner needs to give great support to the person who was mamanging the hostel when I was there. She showd great professionalism and was very friendly towards people. Will be a loss to the hostel when she goes back to Edinburgh.

  • 23rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The best part of this hostel is that It feels like a home - welcome after a bit of traveling. The kitchen was beautiful and really cozy along with the lounge. The only downside is it is a bit out so we ending up taking taxis into town - they run about 7 pounds to get in so if you have a group not too bad.

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