Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 9.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2019
    This is by far the best hostel I’ve stayed at throughout my travels. Great location close to both good restaurants and beautiful trails. The hosts and volunteers when out of their way to make me comfortable and make sure I had everything I needed, even arranging I have a very early breakfast ready for me before I left. Lu, one of the volunteers, was amazing and made my stay that much better. The atmosphere was fantastic and everyone was super friendly. I highly recommend staying at this hostel!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2019
    Lovely hostel right next in Drumnadrochit not far from Loch Ness. Very good facilities, a very good continental breakfast for just £3.50 and good transport links. Very welcoming hostel staff with the owners Nikki and Patrick having a vast knowledge of the area, a bar with an amazing selection of Scottish beers and whisky, a peaceful lounge and comfy beds. I would recommend as a stop along the Great Glen Way, a Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle visit or to see the waterfalls in nearby Glen Affric.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2019
    We had a brilliant stay! The staff are very helpful and friendly. They have everything you need. And the atmosphere in the bar is great, filled with board games, beers and good chat. The location is breathtaking with lots to see and do. Highly recommend! :)
    Northern Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2019
    Loved this hostel ! All the staff were so friendly and helpful. They had tips on what to do in the area and took the time to give me directions to all the things I wanted to see. Location is great if you’re wanting to see the castle as it’s just a short walk up the hill. Will definitely be back :)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Mar 2020
    The staff at Loch Ness Backpackers was incredible! Very friendly, helpful, and will make sure your trip runs smoothly! This is a cute little hostel that is very cozy and welcoming to travellers. We enjoyed our stay very much!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Nov 2019
    Very relaxing. The hostel was lovely - just look up public transport beforehand. The buses can be infrequent, especially on a Sunday.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Oct 2019
    Perfect for seeing the loch. The night my group and I stayed we had a very chill night and hung out at the bar it was wonderful. I drove and saw the loch while my friends napped. Good time
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2019
    Great place with friendly staff eager to help where possible. Also had a bar which was fun. In retrospect would gave stayed an additional night. Happy to recommend...
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    12 Dec 2019
    Would be an absolutely fantastic hostel in peak season, loved the fire place. The owners and the Spanish girl were friendly and helpful, but the only think I didn’t like was that the rest of the staff often tended to take up all the couches in the lounge and weren’t very welcoming, leaving the paying guests to either sit in the cold dining room or in their dorms
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Sep 2019
    Great hostel - great staff, prices, helpfulness. Just what we needed after a few days wild camping. I do not hesitate to recommend it. PS. Good bottled beer range too.
    England, Male, 41+
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Fax Service
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi