Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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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  • Marvellous 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 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 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2019
    Black Isle Hostel was a fantastic find in Inverness. The staff was incredibly helpful with check-in and with helping us figure out our parking situation, and the facilities were very clean and modern. We went during the off-season and I believe that there may have been only 1 or 2 other guests, so it felt like we had the whole floor to ourselves. It's well situated in the city and I would 100% recommend this Hostel to future travelers.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Feb 2019
    Brand new hostel. They have worked out a system when the guests arriving after a certain hour can check in at their pub and they get a voucher for 1 meal there. We stayed in a 4-bed room. During the night either some guests were noisy or the walls thin - though this is usual for a Saturday night in a hostel. Kitchen facilities looked fairly small but we didn't use them. Location convenient for walks by the river Ness & very close to the bus station! Staff helpful as well.
    Greece, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 May 2019
    Great staff and very clean. Would go back again!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Feb 2019
    Everybody very pleasant and helpful. Facilities good and very clean. I stayed winter midweek so not many guests. I hope that a way can be found to keep the hostel open during the winter for hill walking visitors like myself.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    09 May 2019
    Excellent little hostel only a couple of minutes away from the train- and-coach stations. The beds are clean and comfortable, there is a really decent kitchen that is accessible 24/7 (contrary to most other Inverness hostel kitchens) and clean shower rooms and toilets. There is a separate shower room for ladies, which is nice. There is also a cosy lounge with plenty of room and a storage room. The only thing I missed was a separate ladies dorm so that women of all faiths/cultures could stay.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    21 Apr 2019
    Very clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked and security features were top notch. The rooms were quiet and the toilets and showers were very clean. Highly recommended and will definitely visit again
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    20 Apr 2019
    Very comfortable hostel, well equipped and clean. The staff are super helpful and friendly, easy to locate and close to shops
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    08 Apr 2019
    This place needs something. It was boring and smelled like chemicals. It was a nice place to sleep and the bathrooms were the best I've had in a hostel.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    25 Feb 2019
    Very quiet hostel. May have been because it’s now season. The staff was friendly. The showers were not that great. Lots of room in the stalls but you had to push a button every 15 seconds to turn the water back on. It think it may have added time to my showers. Lots of things to see in walking distance. And I liked that the hostel was also a part of a brewery so that was nice. I’d stay there again if I came back to Inverness.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    08 May 2019
    Convenient location, good rooms and showers/toilets. Kitchen area is tiny!
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels 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