Not just for Youth! City centre hostel - really great!
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Hearing Aid, Wheelchair, Powerchair
Solo traveller in electric wheelchair, hundreds of miles from home - I had a great holiday based at this 'Youth' hostel (SYHA).
Transport & Parking
I went to Inverness by train. From Euston there is no need to change trains if you take the overnight train. From the station I wheelchaired to the hostel. I personally would not have managed the last 200m hill in a self-propel, but the rest of the 1km (very approx) was on the level. Parking if you need it was plentiful at the hostel, which is next to Millburn Academy
On my arrival the dropped kerb was blocked so I had to phone reception for help. Outer doors easily accessible. Low accessible counter at reception. I think there may be two accessible bed rooms. See photos for mine which was a bit tight for manoeuvring but manageable as I was the sole occupant. The other room had more space and the only double bed in the hostel. My room was via two card operated doors which were not easy, but not impossible, to negotiate. Anyone around was very helpful. No induction loop or 'alternative formats' noted.
The communal accessible toilet was out of order for the duration of my visit. My accessible wet room was fine for me. Grab handles around toilet but nothing by the shower. The plastic chair was non-draining. I passed these observations on and I am absolutely reassured that they will be quickly sorted.
Superb!!!!!!!! Find out info for me regarding venues and buses. Friendly bunch of folks.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
Inverness is a compact city and had plenty to keep me entertained for 10 days. Give it a whirl what ever your age. Train and hostel prices do vary through the year!