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“Everything lovely, appart from.... fleas”

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Inverness Student Hotel
Reviewed April 2, 2013

The hostel's location is just perfect, and the icing of the cake is that you can see the panorama of inverness just through the living rooms window. The kitchen and dining area are relatively small, for a small hostel. The rooms were ok, with minor things as broken glass in windows which were reinforced with two human first aid plasters. The terrible part - 3/4 of my family members got flea bites, which is quite scary. Hopefully this will be sorted out.

The price wasn't too bad, 60 pounds for 4 person family.

Room Tip: Look for rooms having a panorama towards Inverness if possible
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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manager088, Manager at Inverness Student Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you for your review, we're glad your liked our building and location - all of our hostels are set in fantastic surroundings that we all love.

We appreciate the feedback regarding some of your family being bitten, we have sought advice from pest control and confirm that the room is pest free. We are very sorry that this has happened and wish that you had approached us with this complaint at the time so we could have addressed this issue immediately.

Thanks to ongoing feedback we can confirm that we are scheduled to have all the windows in the hostel replaced.

We hope that you enjoyed your holiday and that we will see you again in the future.

Best wishes
Inverness Student Hotel

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

+ Rather big rooms
+ Lovely staff
+ Well equipped kitchen (including lots of herbs and spices)
+ £2 hostel breakfast (no limitations on amount of food, or at least nobody told me off when I refilled my glass of juice)
+ Comfy common areas
+ Nice view over Inverness
+ Free parking lot
+ Free wi-fi

- Number of showers and toilets (not single sex)
- Doors locked at 2.30am (Hostel guests don't have keys)

Talking to them on the phone was also really funny. I felt very welcome on arrival. They also didn't ask for the full amount in advance (there were 10 of us (£150) and so I asked if I was allowed to pay 50% instead of 100% in advance)

I would definitely come back!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Anne765
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manager088, Manager at Inverness Student Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Hi Anne,

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in beautiful Inverness! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels and to see you and your friends again soon.

Cheers!

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We had a lovely stay at the Inverness Student hostel, the staff was really friendly and gave us good advice for pubs and tours in Inverness. The hostel was clean, the bed comfy (even though a bit small) and free coffe/tea/hot chocolate was available all the time! I would totally recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Silvia H
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manager088, Manager at Inverness Student Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Hi Silvia
Thank you for your great review! It was lovely too meet you and be sure to pop in and see us should you ever find yourself back in Inverness!

Safe travels

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stayed here for four nights and liked it as much as it's possible for a person who likes her space and privacy to like a hostel. :) The staff was friendly and welcoming, and the location was great. This hostel was a bit quieter and more low key than others, which I liked. That could have been due to the fact that they weren't full while I was there. I even had my 6-bed room to myself for two out of the four nights that I was there! I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Emily C
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manager088, Manager at Inverness Student Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Thanks for the lovely review.
You'll be very welcome back when-ever it's time for the next visit to Bonnie Scotland Emily!
Hope you're enjoying the rest of the travels and we'll look forward to seeing you next time.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Located just at the riverside, next to the Inverness Castle, the most attractive part of the city. Clean and cozy. Spaceful living area with a real fireplace. Tidy and well equipped kitchen with free hot beverages. Staff is really helpful and the view from lounge is absolutely lovely.
Thanks guys for hosting me.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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manager088, Manager at Inverness Student Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Just wanted to drop a quick response to say thanks for the lovely review.
You'll be welcome back any time to enjoy the view from the Bay Window - we all spend a lot of time gazing out of it as well!
Best of luck with future travels and we'll hope to welcome you back some day.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed here the last weekend of September 2012 while in Inverness to run the Loch Ness Marathon. The check-in process was great, went to the hostel straight after getting off the sleeper train just to store bag in hostel, was greeted by a very pleasant Aussie and was surprised when I was let into to my room so got a very early check-in. It is located only a few minutes walk from the city centre. Was very clean and a great common room area. About 8 other of the people staying there were also running the marathon and the owner even got up at 0615 for us on a Sunday morning so we could have a decent breakfast before the run. Will be booking to stay here for the run next year.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We recently stayed here while traveling thought the Highlands and had a very nice stay. The woman who was working the night we stayed was extremely friendly and welcoming. She even went out of her way to accommodate our needs. The location is perfect as most places are a short walk and there is free parking. All in all our stay was very pleasant.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Natalie C
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Address: 8 Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 4AB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Inverness
Price Range: $23 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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