A view to climb for!
The town of Elgin is just a short train ride east from Inverness. The spectacular views out over Moray from the top of Elgin Cathedral are well worth the journey – and the climb up the narrow stone staircase to the top!
We have 34 beds in a variety of rooms. All bedding is provided (sheets, duvets, pillow and sleep sheet) and changed daily. All bunks come with individual reading / nightlights . We only use ‘proper’ sprung mattresses, to give a great night’s sleep and these are changed regularly.
Every one of our 10 rooms are slightly different, some with a river view, others overlooking the castle, but all have been sympathetically refurbished to provide modern, clean & comfortable accommodation. All rooms are carpeted and feature double glazing to cut out the noise and cold and every room is centrally heated with individual thermostats to control the heat in each room.
We have two mixed dorms (6 bed rooms), a female only dorm (4 bed room) and a quad (four bed room).
Our private rooms consist of three doubles (double bed), two twins (2 single beds) and a self catering apartment (sleeps 4 in a shared room).
We believe that people are what what really make a difference and at Bazpackers we always have a great mix of friendly international staff as well as guests. The staff change from time to time but are always travellers at heart and we usually have a good range of languages and cultures behind the reception desk.
Our stainless steel showers (hot water 24 hours a day) have received rave reviews since we installed them a couple of years ago and in total we have seven showers / toilets at a ratio of less than 1:6 per bed. These are divided into a large shower room and four individual shower / toilet rooms.
At the heart of Bazpackers is the original, hand carved, 19th century fireplace with real fire that forms the central focus of the common area. This is a great place to relax, chat, read and meet people from all over the world. We also have a separate TV area with DVDs, games and a bookshelf. The self catering kitchen has all you need to prepare and store your food, with several fridges, microwave and large range cooker. The kitchen common room area is closed from 2300 to 0730 am.
There is free wi-fi throught the building. A laundry service is available at a cost of £5.00 (£2.50 wash/ £2.50 dry) – just ask at reception.
Although Inverness is a very safe place we take security seriously. All rooms are lockable and we provide secure lockers in all shared rooms (please note: we are unable to provide padlocks – so don’t forget yours!). We have a 24 hour staff presence (reception open from 7.30am – 11pm) and the front door is locked after 11pm with a door code system giving 24 hour access.
4 Culduthel Road