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Dalmally Rd, (signposted Oban), Inveraray, PA32 8XD, Scotland

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Overall Rating 97%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 80%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 100%
Comfort 100%
Green rating 100%

Inveraray Hostel offers friendly self-catering accommodation in shared dorms or private rooms, in the historic loch-side town of Inveraray, Argyll. We’re within a minute’s walk of the town’s amenities, restaurants & tourist attractions, and in a superb location for exploring nearby hills, gardens, cultural sites & islands on the West Coast of Scotland. Small & informal, our cosy hostel welcomes all independent travellers who enjoy socialising with other guests

  • Dorm
    From $28.09
  • Private
    From $36.52
10 or more people?

Inveraray Hostel

Hostel Inveraray

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Our small, cosy hostel in the historic town of Inveraray, on the western shore of Loch Fyne, is in a superb location for exploring Scotland’s Southern Highlands and Islands, and the perfect choice of accommodation for all independent holidaymakers who cherish an opportunity to socialise with other guests.

The communal spaces and affable staff at Inveraray Hostel promote a convivial, cooperative atmosphere where travellers from many different backgrounds have a chance to meet, exchange ideas and stories, and relax in an informal environment.

We offer budget-friendly, basic but comfortable accommodation in private rooms as well as shared dormitories, a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and wee lounge, and a lovely garden complete with picnic tables!

Inveraray is less than an hour and a half’s drive from Glasgow airport and boasts a fine range of shops, pubs and eateries, as well as several tourist attractions well worth visiting, including a magnificent 18th century castle set in wooded grounds. There are nearby woodland walks where you might spot red squirrels and roe deer, and, not too far away, are mountains for the determined hill walker. Access points for Munros in the Arrochar Alps, Glencoe and the Trossachs can be easily reached by car.

Please check-in from 15.30 - 21.30.

Please note that the hostel is closed during the day. We kindly ask all guests to vacate the hostel by 10.00 - 15.30.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 0 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • A discount of per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 29 Mar to 31 Oct

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 15:30 to 21:30
From 15:30 to 21:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1499 302454

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Inveraray Castle (500m to 1km)
  • Inveraray Jail (Less than 500 m)
  • Argyll Adventure (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions



unfortunately there was no indicator to explain how the colours work when giving rating - we have marked ours with 5 blocks of colours and hope that means we have given the highest - same goes with the undernoted recommendations, it's not clear if choosing the X means yes or no - we WOULD recommend the hostel Really liked all the nice touches with fresh flowers, free coffee etc, little wooden wall decorations & lights


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Tue 16 Apr 2019

Many thanks for your positive comments, especially appreciated when our craft work is noticed! Trust you enjoyed your visit to Inveraray & had a pleasant onward journey. With best wishes, the wee team at IH

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Inveraray Manager,

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Exceptionally clean !!


Avatar for Earl


Wed 19 Sep 2018

Great kitchen, best hostel kitchen I've used. So very clean! Lots of good quality utensils/crockery etc, tea coffee and milk available, plenty of seating. Excellent location. Good parking. Relaxed and quiet. On the negative side, we found the hostel bedroom far too hot even with the radiator off (I even switched off the radiator in the corridor!).


Avatar for Vicki


Sun 22 Oct 2017

Lovely stay.very friendly hosts!I recommend a 100% for a wee trip to Inveraray😊


Avatar for christelle


Sat 07 Oct 2017

Many thanks for kind comments, Christelle. It was a pleasure to meet you & we hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour round Scotland. All the best from the wee team!

Manager avatar

Inveraray Manager,

Mon 09 Oct 2017

Es ist wirklich eine sehr kleine Jugendherberge, dass hat mich erstmal überrascht. Auch das man von 10-1 raus muss wegen putzen und in keiner Lounge bleiben kann wie ich das in den vorherigen Hostels hatte, falls es regnet. Die Küche ist super und es ist schön ruhig durch die kleine Grösse des Hostels. Das Internet ist dementsprechend auch super.


Avatar for Carla


Wed 20 Sep 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

88km to Glasgow Airport. 145km to Prestwick Airport
By bus There are two buses that pass Inveraray. Glasgow to Oban (and back) and Glasgow to Campbeltown (and back). For routes and up-to-date timetables please visit
160km to Rosyth Port (Edinburgh). Stranraer from Ireland Kennacraig for Islay (70km)
By road from Glasgow Take the A82 North along Loch Lomond to Tarbert and then take the A83 round the head of Loch Fyne to Inveraray. Allow one and a half hours. Use the directions option in the Google Map above for turn by turn directions. By road from Oban Take the A85 North to Connel Taynuilt and Loch Awe. Turn Right onto the A819 to Inveraray. Allow about one hour. Free parking is available at the hostel
Arrochar train station is 26km from the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking / Hiking

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