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Highlander Hostel
Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
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“DUMP!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2011

this place is the worst place i have ever stayed in my life- me and my friends got a 8sleep dorm, there was only seven of us but we bought 8th bed so we could have room to ourselves. We returned from shopping (buying cleaning products to clean our disgusting bathroom and room) to find a random persons things on one of the beds. Front desk did not help at all saying we would have to wait for other random person to return even though we had paid for whole room. this person could of been looking/stealing our belongings. After 2hours of complaining to the useless front desk staff that would not refund our money so we could go somewhere else, he agreed to change code on our door so nobody else could get in. After taking lock in our room apart he went outside to test new code that never worked causing us to be locked in our room 3 stories up for 1hour. One of my friends had to take lock off with a pair of tweezers!!
everytime you went to walk in front door somebody had either pissed on the door or in the close making the place stink. im pretty sure this place also homes the homeless people as there were tramps walking about everywhere.

I could go on for a while but i wont.

Total dumpnever stay in this dump. and if u do take cleaning products, make sure ur tetnus is up to date and a contammination suit!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2010

We stayed for just one night and it was horrible experience.The hostel is very dirty ,all bathroms and toilets not cleaned for ages,also rooms are very stiffy.I would say it looks like in prison ,metal bunky beds,uncompfy matresses and max overcrowded.The kitchen discusting dirty ,even so expensive staff is there such a oven,dishwasher and units.The living room good size with huge plasma Tv,not sure is working.All doors are providing with code ,so you need to remember about small piece of paper with numbers.Just one good point localisation ,in city centre,We were suprised with a huge choices of breakfest buffet,so it was absolutely strange,compare to other staff.

  • Stayed October 2010
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2009

We booked a dorm of 4 after reading great reviews of the hostel online and were pleased with our choice. But when we finally got there it ended up being a walking cliché of all the bad stuff that can happen in a youth hostel.
We hired towels and they were so stained with make up and stuff that I don't even want to know what it was (we got them changed - the staff didn't see the problem though.)
The dorm was so small - thankfully we knew each other - there is not enough space to put 4 small suitcases and dig through your stuff.
Our window has been treated like a bin, there was bottles, mugs (?!), plastic bags, that people had throw from the dorms upstairs to the dorms downstairs and by the look of it, no one had clean that for awhile. (see the picture)
The worst were the showers. It's not my first youth hostel, I know that it's not always 100% clean with so many people showering each morning, but this was not acceptable. Two showers to four per floor (with about ten dorms), the toilets were blocked and stink, the bathmats were soaked and stained (so was the shower curtain), and the shower stalls were either blocked or so stained you feel more dirty after the shower than before. (on the plus side, the showering system is new which meant hot showers every morning. In a dirty stall.)
I don't even want to talk about the kitchen - the cupboards stink and it must have been last cleaned a month ago given the state of it.
But Not only the hostel wasn't at all clean (the ground was sticky and so were the tables in the common room), but the staff were not helpful at all. Maybe because there are many people to attend to but mostly because they seem to don't care. We waited 45 minutes to have someone put our luggage in the luggage room and we almost missed our bus to the loch ness ( and he was just passing there not actually taking his shift at the desk). Ditto in the afternoon to get our luggage back. The desk can stay empty for hours and there's no bell to ring them ( we even searched them on all the floors).

If you look for something cheap go there, but if you're looking to have a minimum help from the staff and some almost clean showers and dorms do not.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Highlander Hostel
Address: 23A High Street, Inverness IV1 1HY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
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Ranked #37 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Inverness
Number of rooms: 12
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