We are a small, low-budget business
Keeping our accommodation affordable for guests means we have to keep our expenses as low as possible (no ensuites, bespoke wardrobes or mini-bars here!) and run the business with as few multi-talented staff as possible. With more and more people expecting a disproportionate lot for very, very little, running a hostel can be quite a challenge!
We believe Inveraray Hostel is a very good hostel. So the bedrooms aren’t large enough to dance a waltz in, but remember that you’re not paying for the room alone, as you would in a hotel. Here, you’re paying for an excellent kitchen, a social dining area, a cosy wee lounge, a powerful hot shower, the use of a bike shed and a drying room, unlimited wifi, tea, coffee and condiments, and a well-maintained garden, complete with picnic tables! All is lighted, heated, cleaned when dirty, fixed when broken, and tended to with the utmost care of dedicated, paid staff. That’s quite a lot!
And remember, the majority of people who to work in, manage, or own a hostel don’t do it for the money: we do it because we empathise with the people who stay here. We are travellers ourselves, we understand your requirements, we try to create an environment that we would appreciate staying in. Working in a hostel is not simply a job; it is a lifestyle, and very often the hostel itself is not just a workplace – it is where we live. It is home.