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
  • Marvellous 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 8.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2020
    I failed to turn up due to unforeseen circumstance.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 9.4


    10 Oct 2019
    Excellent for people on a budget
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2019
    Pleased with basically everything about my stay really. Room was very good, bathroom, security, location. The only detail possibly worth mentioning is that the stove wasn’t working during my stay, which was a bit inconvenient as I usually cook my meals, so something to keep in mind and maybe e-mailing to ask if it’s been already fixed. Overall I definitely recommend it though.
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    04 Oct 2019
    Great location right by bus station, nice hot showers, pretty quiet. Check out the rooftop bar
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    17 Sep 2019
    Bathrooms were amazing. Hot water. Clean. Rooms had under the bed cage style lockers. The only downside was the kitchen. It was essentially a tiny room with a hot plate and a few dishes. There's not enough room to have a lot of people cooking all at once. You either make dinner super early in the day or super late. Breakfast is the same situation. Too many people and not enough space.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Oct 2019
    Pretty quiet hostel. Close to some bars and restaurants. Not too exciting. Kitchen was kinda gross.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Sep 2019
    Great location, only a block from the bus station and in a very central part of town. The hostel was clean and the rooms were okay, just very basic. Bathrooms were large and I never had to wait for a shower. Not a social atmosphere but fine overall. For me, it was mainly about location. Only thing is reception is often closed (even during “open” hours) so it can be hard to find someone to ask questions.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 3.4


    22 Sep 2019
    Worst Hostel to date!!! Front door doesn’t seem to close properly, therefore anyone can come in off the streets. However...Reception is locked most of the time with little to no info for Checkin. And when it is open, staff is unfriendly and completely uninterested in offering ANY type of help. And although it clearly states No food in rooms, the couple who stayed in my room had so much food, I thought they were going to start their own farmers market....and no one seemed to care.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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