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Inverness Student Hotel
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Plenty for the money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

We stayed here as part of a Rabbie's tour, so it was arranged for us. Check in was straightforward and friendly. The price, £15 per head, was a bargain. The wifi was surprisingly good. The free tea, coffee and hot chocolate a bonus. The common areas were such that you actually wanted to spend time in them. The heating was on - very welcome in winter. Recommendations for things to do and places to eat were available in abundance. Breakfast was a bargain. Generally impressed.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Milton of Campsie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

very centrally located, good price, clean, plus helpful staff. Cant really ask for any more than that for £17 a night. Loads of info available too if you were a tourist/backpacker.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2011

Stayed here 4 nights in a 6-person female dorm room. Hotel location right up the street from Inverness Castle, about a 5-10 minute walk from the city center and transit centers (bus and train stations). Free WiFi internet available throughout the building. Computer and printer available in lounge for a fee. Fully stocked (but cramped) kitchen available for guest use. Laundry service available for 5 pounds (wash, dry, and fold). Breakfast is served in the morning for varying prices, depending on what you want. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate is available 24/7, and free.

Toilet and shower facilities are separate from each other (and the rooms) and are kept very clean. Shower stalls are pretty spacious and have plenty of hot water.

Bedrooms are on the small side (for the number of beds in them) and can quickly get rather cramped, especially since the bunks are rather low to the floor, preventing luggage from being stashed under them. The beds themselves are very firm and not especially comfortable. That in combination with the old pillows made for a sore neck and back every morning.

Good location and decent value, but I doubt I'd stay there again, unless they invest in some new pillows and mattresses.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

The location is great and so is the atmosphere. It is annoying that you have to add money for the breakfast but at least the wiiFii is free. You have to pay for computer usage though. The place is very cramped and the rooms especially. Tour groups come In and there is no place to move. The kitchen is very small. Showers are shared between men and women. There is no separation. The showers seem to be falling apart but there is always warm water and it isn't even "push button" showers.

  • Stayed June 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2010

I stayed here through a Macbackpackers tour. The staff were very friendly. The place is clean. Towel rental is only 20p and there is a decent breakfast for only £2. There is a lovely bay window which overlooks the river and old town.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Glasgow, Scotland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2010

Clean dorms with plenty of space, excellent showers, free tea/coffee. Lots of pluses spoiled by the common area being dominated by the staff and their hangers-on (They can't ALL work there!), with their choice of music thumping away all day, even at 8am. Could be a splendid establishment if more user-focused.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2009

I loved this hostel. The staff was so friendly and kind. The kitchen, although small was tidy and clean. The lobby areas were tidy and clean. The rooms were tidy, clean, roomy, and bright. The showers and bathrooms were pretty clean-- I imagine as clean as a shower and bathroom can be with many people using them... and much, much cleaner than any other hostel I stayed in on this trip. Free wifi internet. Breakfast for a small ammount extra. Towel for 20p and free, clean linen. Great location... off the main street - away from the rucus, but close enough (2 1/2 blocks) that you can get where you want to go very quickly and easily. Oh, and so very important - FREE & SAFE Parking!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Inverness Student Hotel
Address: 8 Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 4AB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inverness Student Hotel has a terrific outlook over the river and the city to the hills beyond. It's a cute building with real character and a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Our comfortable dormitory rooms have between 5 and 10 beds in each room that come complete with full bedding and 2 comfy pillows! We have a spacious common room with big Victorian style windows that offer stunning views over the River Ness. It is a great place to meet like minded travelers, whilst enjoying all the free tea, coffee and hot chocolate you can drink! You can also relax in front of our beautiful real fire and take advantage of our FREE WiFi. The Student Hotel staff are always very friendly and approachable. We can help you book your tours, recommend places to visit and most importantly we know the hidden gems of the city to ensure you a memorable time in Inverness. We can arrange bike rental and will send you on your way with free maps to help you discover the magnificent beauty that is....Loch Ness! If you do see Nessie, don't forget to mention that you're staying with us when you talk to the press!Also, if you are completing the Great Glen Way and need a bed to rest your weary legs then you are in luck as we are only 100m metres away from the finish line. Hurrah!! We are also only 10 minutes walk from the Train and Bus Station and a quick 5 minutes walk into the town centre. ... more   less 
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