stay in the heart of INVERNESS

Highland Backpackers is a budget-priced, fun-filled hostel close to the centre of town and less than five minutes’ walk from the bus and train stations. 

Inverness has many attractions, including the Museum and Art gallery, Inverness Castle, and the Inverness Cathedral. It is home to many award-winning live music bars and an array of restaurants. For Outlander fans, Culloden battlefield and the Clava Cairns (inspiration for Craigh na Dun) are a short bus ride away. 

Our hostel is an excellent base for exploring the highlands and islands of Scotland. Urquhart castle, an impressive castle ruin, is a short drive from Inverness, which overlooks the legendary Loch Ness. The Isle of Skye is a two-hour journey by car, passing through the dramatic, misty and moody Scottish Highlands. There are also many tour companies offering options to explore Inverness, Loch Ness, Glen Affric and other destinations in the Scottish Highlands.

Free tea and coffee

Free Luggage storage

Towels For Hire

Fully-equipped kitchens

Free WiFi and internet

No curfew

Musical instruments

Free overnight parking (7pm-7am)


24 Rose Street, Inverness
Highland, IV1 1NQ

Get directions

T: +44 (0) 146 324 1962

E: [email protected]


From the bus station: Follow the sign (next to the multi-storey car park building) which says ‘Backpackers Hostel’. We are only 1 minute from the bus station. 

From the train station. Turn right outside the train station onto Academy Street. Walk 2 blocks, turning right into Margaret Street, which brings you to the bus station. Follow the directions above to get from the bus station to the hostel.


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Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh

94-116 Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1JN

T: +44 (0) 131 226 5716 (reception)
E: [email protected]

Highland Backpackers Inverness

24 Rose Street, Inverness
Highland, IV1 1NQ

T: +44 (0) 146 324 1962 (reception)
E: [email protected]

St Andrews Tourist

Inchape House, St. Mary’s Place
St Andrews, KY16 9UY

T: +44 (0) 133 447 9911 (reception)
E: [email protected]


Head office: +44 (0) 808 168 9610 

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm GMT