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Loch Ness Backpackers Reviews

Coiltie Farmhouse, East Lewiston, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scotland

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73%

Rating
375 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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86%

Nice hostel and perfectly situated along the Great Glen Way.


60%

Mediocre stay. Hostel is neither near the lake nor near the town. Door isn't working well, toilet isn't enough to accommodate the number of occupants. Kitchen is simple and small. However the dining hall is big.


57%

We hired a double room. It was extremely small. Apparently the room was part of the contiguous kitchen in the past, and some tiles were still visible in one of the walls. The heater was really old and it did not work, and fortunately one of the girls of the staff gave us a portable one. The only think remarkable of this hostel was the kindness of the staff. The showers and toilettes were old and not very clean. It is necessary to go outside to go to the toilete at night with cold temperature.


74%

The staff are really friendly. The hostel itself is really nice, but the bathroom and the kitchen are really too small for that many guests.


89%

This was the most cosy hostel we've stayed in during our Scotland trip. Wendy's kindness and stories were amazing. We loved her :)

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We enjoyed your company and wish you lots of fun on your travels

83%

Very friendly and helpful

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thank you for the review. good luck on your future travels

77%

Rooms were quite small and tight, but the common dining and lounge rooms were very spacious.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciaate and value feedback from our guests

86%

Stayed with my daughter in a double bed room. nice location and nice accomodation. friendly staff. good tips for things to do and to see. good atmosphere.

  • 11th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for staying with us and writing a review. It is lovely to meet friendly people such as yourself.

54%

Friendly Staff, however rooms and bathrooms aren't very clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments on your stay. I have spoken with the staff and the attention to cleanliness throughout the day and night with more regular checks will be on the agenda.

63%

You enter hostel through a large cavernous extension with bar/eating area which had no atmosphere and the bar wasn't open when we stayed. There were some bedrooms in another new building. The kitchen, sitting area and other bedrooms/dorms were in what appeared to be the original hostel. They were dark and had an outdated 'hippy' feel.

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

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*I am sorry the bar was not open. we can only open the bar when we are really busy as we cannot open the bar for a couple of guests in the hope that they may buy a drink. This is a small hostel with high overheads and we try to keep the costs down so that the guests can have cheap accommodation. Thank you for taking the time to write the review

60%

Odd little hostel, located close to the Loch and close to a lovely pub where we had dinner. Strange vibe in the hostel, not sure how many people were actually staying there but it was all very dark and dingy, people staying there werent very keen on meeting new people. Great staff though, who gave us lots of tips about the area!! Our room was very weird, in a sort of out house with no key for the door which for us didnt feel very safe despite reassurances.

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The hostel has a cosy vibe, we cannot be held responsible for the friendliness of our guests. Thank you for the positive comments on the staff. In this area we have no crime and everyone is very trustworthy, security here has never been an issue. I apologise as and the room key was taken by a previous guest we have since changed the lock and has a key.

63%

Best if not too crowded or use facilities off peak,was only in main area, cant comment on new extension

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


69%

Pretty basic hostel but very welcoming and in an excellent location


100%

I was glad to add this hostel to my visits, it was great with very helpful staff who did things beyond the call of duty, thanks for a great stay

  • 9th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)




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