Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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
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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 14:00 to 18:00 .
Check out before 10:30 .

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 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2022
    This was my first hostel experience. I was amazed at the age range of the guests! I mistakenly thought that as a 65 yo I’d be unusual in the environment. Not so! All ages and sexes; I even met one guy who was 83. I like ear plugs when trying to sleep when others are around (like camping or on planes), so I would always recommend using them. This isn’t because folks are noisy, it’s because bunk beds and six guests inevitably produces sounds that can disturb your sleep. All round great experience.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2022
    Great hostel for a great price! Located only a few blocks from both the train and bus station and within half a mile from several laundry facilities. Rooms were clean. Comfortable bed, pillow and duvet. Black isle brew pub had great beers! Only complaint is that the kitchen was very small!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2022
    Great stay. The staff are super friendly and the location is perfect. Would absolutely recommend.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2022
    Clean. Quiet. Recommended. Hot shower. Bed was a little hard. I think some people live there full time if that makes a difference to you. None were in my room.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2022
    Excellent value for the money
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    26 May 2022
    Clean rooms. Not too much of an atmosphere for meeting people but it’s in a good location and their bar/pizzeria is right down the street and very good. Rooms were fine. Lockers under the bed and the bathrooms were big and clean.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    12 Jun 2022
    A decent hostel. Very clean. The shower and bathrooms were quite nice. It was kinda of a bummer that there were no privacy curtains for the bunks and the beds themselves were hard. Some nights it was hard to get to sleep.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    17 May 2022
    Excellent location for access to train station etc. No hot water first thing in the morning for shower. Arrived after Reception closed, but Bar staff extremely pleasant and helpful. Suspect some residents living there on more ‘permanent’ basis. On the whole more than adequate for a one night stay.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    20 Jun 2022
    Clean rooms and decently clean bathrooms. Close to the train station. Not a hostel to meet other travelers.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    09 Jun 2022
    Good hostel but pretty expensive for what you get. That said I think Inverness as a whole is on the expensive end. I had a great stay, would recommend.
    Canada, Female, 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