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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 8.8

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2021
    I would advise anyone passing to stay! After having a bad experience with another accommodation, me and my partner booked this hostel last minute. We checked in and met the owner, who could not do enough for us. The facilities are super clean, owner is extremely knowledgable, welcoming and friendly and was a brilliant host. He upgraded us to a family room free of charge. We shared a few drinks on the evening and had a really long conversation before heading to bed. Thank you.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2021
    Excellent quiet place to stay, more intimate atmosphere, very friendly staff, excellent beer and whisky at the bar and extremely clean!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2021
    We stayed for 1 night, couldn’t imagine a nicer place to stay. The owner, was lovely to chat to and attentive to our needs. Would highly recommend Loch Ness Backpackers to anyone visiting the area.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2021
    Fantastic hostel. Stayed a few times now and will definitely be back. Patrick is very helpful, rooms are comfortable and hostel is very clean. Having the bar is a bonus. Perfect location for walkers and cyclists. Drumnadrochit is a lovely village. The hostel is only 5 minutes walking distance from Scotmid store and chinese takeaway. Will be back soon.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    20 May 2021
    Apart from the views along the Great Glen Way, staying at this accommodation was the highlight of our trip. The building is very clean, in an excellent location and all the amenities you may need. All of the necessary anti-covid measures were in place. The main reason to stay there though is the owner, he is a person who you just have to meet. He talked with us for hours, suggested ideal drinks for our taste and made the stay unforgettable. We are definitely coming back after covid is over
    Poland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Aug 2021
    It's a lovely place to stay. Not to far from a small town that has some lovely places to eat and shop. The rooms were nice and clean and very nice for the price. The gentleman working there was super nice and accommodating. Definitely 100% recommend this place.
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Sep 2020
    Very good, friendly and just what you would expect from a basic hostel. Well set up for covid gave reassurance.
    England, All Male Group, 41+
  • 9.4


    29 Aug 2020
    Great little Hostel! Patrick is super friendly and had given us many interesting tips on what to do in the local area. The hostel is in close distance to a Co-op so it's easy to pickup supplies. The local area is full of different hikes / nature walks and things to do & see. Facilities were super clean & tidy. We very much enjoyed our stay!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 May 2022
    Another enjoyable stay at Loch Ness Backpackers, great friendly staff, Richard was friendly at the bar. They didn't mind me hobbling around whilst they were cleaning.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    03 Jun 2022
    Patrick and Nikki are lovely hosts. As soon as I arrived Patrick told me everything about the town, how to get around, nearest shops and restaurants. The location is very convenient as it is at only 25 minutes walk from Urquhart Castle and 10 minutes walk to the town centre. However, the room I was staying in it was quite small but had 3 bunk beds and a single bed. There were 5 people including me and we could barely move. Surely the person who arranged the furnitures must be a master at tetris
    Italy, Female, 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