Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

20% non-refundable deposit on booking confirmation
Reductions available for large groups and for those wishing to take catering - please contact owner directly to discuss.
Groups of 12 or more will be charged full agreed amount if numbers are reduced less than a month prior to arrival date.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Loch Ness Backpackers is your Highland home away from home. Owners Patrick and Nikki and their team provide a warm welcome in all weathers, with free tea and coffee, a wood burning stove, a well stocked bar, large guest kitchen and lots of friendly smiles and conversation.

The farmhouse itself dates back to the 18th century. You can read about the original owners on the wall in the living room. Nowadays, it retains its charm but has been modernized to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep and a nice hot shower in the morning before you head out to explore the spectacular surroundings.

Free parking and free wifi. Inverness is just 20 minutes by car or bus. Just off Great Glen Way. Ideal location for visiting Urquhart Castle. Breakfast and laundry service are available. Catering available for groups of 10+. Dogs welcome (but please call in advance). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Apr 2019
    Excellent bunk house We will definitely recommend and use again
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Apr 2019
    Lovely place to stay :) I thoroughly recommend it!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2019
    A very enjoyable stay at Loch Ness Backpackers, with very friendly staff, we all had pancakes together one night and chilled in the lounge with a Yukalale jam session on another. The beds are very comfortable, a very good breakfast is offered and there is a well-stocked kitchen with free tea and coffee. Worth a few days stay if doing the Great Glen Way
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2018
    Fantastic place. Patrick and his wife really understand what great service looks like. Clean and tidy, and good kitchen facilities. Awesome bar area and selection of drinks. Thanks!
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2018
    The best hostal I have been with a true hostal spirit we will come back for sure.
    Mexico, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2018
    We loved this hostel! It’s in a beautiful location plus it’s close to a bus stop, a lovey cafe, and a grocery store. The staff is helpful and friendly giving an overall homey feeing. They helped us find the perfect hike for our stay. Afterwards, we enjoyed hot showers and some of their overwhelming but fantastic beer selection. Would love to come back!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Sep 2018
    Brilliant accommodation, with a lovely atmosphere and kind staff. Very likely to go back.😀
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2018
    Good quiet place. Within walking distance from the castle and the lake.
    Mauritius, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.0


    11 Aug 2018
    We were, sorry to say, somewhat disappointed about our stay here. There was only three toilets for the entire hostel (one of these inside the main building away from the rooms). They do not advertise, that the rooms are not a part of the main house, but more like a small annex, which got a bit cold at night. The bed was fine, but compared to our other hostel experiences on this trip, we were disappointed.
    Denmark, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.3


    17 Oct 2018
    Beds were extremely squeaky so barely slept at all, the lock to get in tbe room didn’t work that well even after definitely typing in correct code multiple times just very stiff, plasterboard coming off the wall in the twin room, there was never any toilet roll, could never find the staff at all and wasn’t a great experience for 2 nights, however was a great location to get to everything, well signposted and great pub across the road. They just need a bit of TLC in the rooms and bathroom
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi