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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


Loch Ness Lochside Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Age limit, not suitable for under 13's. No groups of over 6, please contact hostel directly.

Property Description
Perched on the banks of legendary Loch Ness, The Lochside Hostel offers totally unrivalled views of Scotland's most famous Loch, and direct access to the water's edge! Perfect for walks, monster spotting and even a dip into the mysterious waters!

As well as our unique location, and lovely facilities we are so easy to get to! All busses from Inverness, Skye and Fort William stop at our door. If you travel by car we make a great base to explore most of the Highlands - from Skye to Ullapool to Ben Nevis to Inverness to Aviemore and the rest - with a great lounge and extensive kitchen to return to in the evenings. We also have an alcohol license and food-to-cook for sale.

Great for hikers and Cyclists, we are on the Great Glen Way !
Canoeists, a jaw-dropping expanse of water at your doorstep !

We are also ideal for anyone who wants a Tech-Detox! ... you see, our internet connection is pretty bad , emails only just about ! [but we make up for it in so many other ways J !!! and it gives us a nicer, old-style hostel vibe!]

However you travel, you are assured of a great welcome at our delightful hostel.

We also offer:

Breakfast £3.50 7:30am-10:30am
Large lounge and dining area with amazing views
A real log fire when its cold
Large self-catering kitchen (Max of 4 people)
Ice machine (Closed due to Covid)
Pool table
Reception shop selling food, snacks, sweeties, beer and wine. (Closed due to Covid)
Barbeque facilities
Out of tune piano
Board games
Book exchange
Laundry service 4 (Closed due to Covid)
Towel hire
Clean bed-linen
Great views
Loch access and forest walks
Helpful staff
Free wifi [if you ever find the time to use it]
Cash and credit cards accepted

The Lochside Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 17:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 10:30 [you can leave your luggage and use the facilities until later] .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception: open 7:30am - 10:30am and 5 - 11pm.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
For groups of more than 6 please contact the hostel directly.
Please bring a government issued photo ID for the check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 May 2022
    We were a big family party and stayed for three nights. The hostel crew put us all together in adjacent rooms which were spotless and very comfortable. The hostel is in a superb location with amazing views of the Loch. We all enjoyed staying at the hostel with its crew of international and national volunteers and the other peoiple who came and went. The hostel is just off the Great Glen Way; there are many options for day hikes at different levels of difficulty.
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 May 2022
    An Amazing escape from the city. The perfect break from traveling every day
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2022
    This is a wonderful, quiet place on the shores of Loch Ness. Everything is clean, safe, and the staff are very kind.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Oct 2021
    Absolutely wonderful stay at Lochside! Perfect to get away from it all. The kitchen is spacious and fully equipped. The common area is so cozy, especially the fire in the evenings (full of books and games) Beds was cozy and warm. Great walking trails right at the doorstep. Tip: There are no shops in the village so be sure to stock up before you arrive. Special shout out to Orla and Eliza for being so lovely and hospitable :)
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Oct 2021
    Excellent location on the banks of Loch Ness and a friendly ambience created by the staff.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2021
    There is literally this place and a BnB only in the area. They sell some beers and whatever is left behind the counter so take some food. Lovely, quiet, peaceful place right on the lake. Nice decking and trail to the beach. Good rates for rooms. Would definitely stay again.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 May 2022
    Really nice staff. Laid back friendly atmosphere. Enjoyed our stay. Nice choice of background music.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    27 May 2022
    The surroundings are stunning, and the location excellent (although I was arriving by motorbike - it might be less convenient on foot). Facilities are excellent, with strong showers, great kitchen and comfortable common area. All the beds have USB charge points which is exceedingly handy, and there are some cheap supplies (food, drinks etc) available at reception. The staff are excellent, and Rob deserves special mention for his welcoming and helpful attitude.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.1


    27 Apr 2022
    Marvelous, incredible views, super friendly people. Lounge was lovely, with a fire and pool table and loads of seating.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Apr 2022
    A lovely place to stay in! It has such a cute vibe and if you’re in a big group, no need to look further. Loch side Hostel is right on the banks of Loch Ness and is super peaceful. I absolutely loved the common room which has a wee fireplace, a pool table, a mini library and there’s always free tea, coffee or hot chocolate! What else does one need. Definitely coming back for a social media detox trip!
    India, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi