Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Check in and key collection take place at 47-49 Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1LP.

Based in the heart of Inverness, Black Isle Hostel!

Conveniently located a stone throw away from Inverness train and bus stations, our bright and unique hostel is not to be missed! We
have 10 mixed dormitory rooms and 14 private rooms above our bar with beds from £25 and private rooms from £55. Our private rooms include single, twin, double and family rooms all of which are en-suite with towels provided. Our hostel offers two communal bathrooms, one for males and one for females with towels available to hire for £2. We also have a large comfortable lounge with a dining area and kitchen available for all guests to use during their stay. We are also dog friendly within our private rooms or fully booked dormitories.

Our bar, Black Isle Bar, has proven to be a popular establishment offering a selection of 26 craft beers on draught and many many more in cans and bottles. Our brewery produces world class organic beers and we are able to showcase a large selection of these exclusively in our bar. The bar's kitchen is fitted with a wood fired pizza oven and our food is as organic as we can possibly source. We serve a unique selection of pizzas, salads and specials such as stews and soups.

We aim to bring a little of the Black Isle to Inverness and act as a base camp to the Black Isle itself! Tours of the brewery can be arranged all year round, for free! We hope to offer you a unique stay and our team look forward to welcoming you through the door.

Check in from 16:00pm to 22:00pm
Check out before 10:30am .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards (No American Express).
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included. We do not serve breakfast.

Our reception is open till 10pm, after 10pm guests will be charged the amount of their booking and key cards will be left at our bar which is open till 1am.
No curfew.
Pet friendly. We do allow dogs at an additional charge of £10. Dogs are allowed within our private rooms and fully booked dormitories!
Unfortunately we do not have wheelchair access to our rooms.
Parking is readily available in Church Street and car-parks nearby, chargeable by the local council at the current rates. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2020
    Most of us who use hostels are counting on being able to use the kitchen facilities… I’m happy to say that they have taken the necessary precautions To be safe with Covid without inconveniencing their guests
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2020
    This was by far the cleanest hostel I’ve ever stayed in. The facilities are everything you need. The staff, Fraser and Russell at the time were great, helpful funny and welcoming, made me feel right at home. They are doing an amazing job during the COVID period by diligently complying with all regulations. Definitely recommend!
    Austria, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Aug 2020
    Wonderfully comfortable and laid back little hostel right in the middle of hostoric Inverness. Could not ask for a better location and a better place to stay on my trip here!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Sep 2020
    Great staff, awesome facilities and topnotch location just steps away from the train station, bus station, grocery stores, located right in the heart of Inverness. The only thing I would have added to an otherwise fabulous hostel is laundry facilities but it was fantastic to have a drying room!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Jul 2020
    Cos of covid got a room to myself was very clean and looked after. Very quite when I went.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    21 Sep 2020
    Great hostel. Great staff, great facilities and near to all the major sights. Good value for money and would recommend in the future. A bit quiet but likely due to time of year and COVID
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Aug 2020
    Excellent accommodation, clean and central. No real minus points other than the local seagulls waking me just after 4am, although the bedroom window was open. MDR
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    10 Sep 2020
    Your basic run of the mill hostel. Exactly what you need if you happen to be stopping through off trail or something. The kitchen is pretty small and I don't want to use the word grimey because it wasn't THAT gross but just messy I guess. Lots of crumbs everywhere. The bathrooms are huge, very clean, and with the one press showers (I hate those). I will say it was kind of expensive for what you get. I just stayed a very modern pod hostel in a prime location in Edinburgh and paid way less.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    08 Sep 2020
    Didn't really get offered any info on check in, and they were hard to find after that. The reception wasn't open for all of its 'open hours'. Atmosphere lacked, although it was quiet overall.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    03 Sep 2020
    Good location and staff service Can improve on cleanliness (unknown hair and heavy odour in my new bed) Definitely need a shower rack to place clothes or body wash
    Taiwan China, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi