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 ???? 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Over 18's only, sorry children cannot be accommodated at this hostel.

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.

Our location means that you could come prepared with food to cook [in our extensive self-catering kitchen], though we also sell some food to cook at reception, we also sell beer and wine! And snacks. Breakfast is available from £2, and free tea and coffee all day.

We also offer:

Large lounge and dining area with amazing views
A real log fire when its cold
Large self-catering kitchen
Ice machine
Pool table and table tennis
Reception shop selling food, snacks, sweeties, beer and wine.
Barbeque facilities
Out of tune piano
Board games
Book exchange
Laundry service £4
Towel hire £1
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 – 11am 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 9.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Amazing place! Great staff and surroundings, would have stayed for much longer!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Jul 2019
    I WANT TO LIVE HERE!!!!! Amazing view, clean/comfy bed, clean bathrooms, wonderful outside areas to hang out in, super friendly staff! The common room/dining area and kitchen were all huge and very comfortable. Super cozy place to stay. Absolutely recommend this place to everyone! You must stay here.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2019
    excellent in every way
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2019
    Was one of the cutest hostels I’ve ever stayed at. Located right on the Loch Ness and is very Scottish Bach style. Very homey, very welcoming. Pay £4 and have your washing, wash, dried, folded and returned to you within a couple of hours. Kitchen was massive and can cook anything in there. Beds and rooms were clean and comfy. Would recommend
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Aug 2019
    Staff are fantastic. A great atmosphere and couldn't be in a better location. All the tea, coffee or hot chocolate you want is a very nice touch. Would highly recommend for hillwalkers or tourists alike.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2019
    Amazing hostel! I absolutely loved the location, it is a bit complicated if you don't have a car, but taking the bus wasn't so bad. The view of the lake is amazing, the common area is very nice, the room and showers were clean and the staff was really welcoming. The kitchen is really big but there aren't any restaurants or shops near by, so make sure you bring food with you (although they do sell frozen pizza at reception)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Jul 2019
    This place was amazing. The view was incredible; it was set right next to the Loch, surrounded by wildflowers and pines. Inside was cosy and very comfortable, nice enough to stay in even if it's raining the whole day and you can't leave. The staff were incredible - everyone was so friendly and welcoming. My friend and I had a wonderful weekend here and I would not hesitate to return!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Jul 2019
    Good place to stop off the Great Glen Way (low route mainly). Only stayed a night but beautiful location and large common area with a cosy feel, views onto the Loch. Clean room, comfortable nights sleep. Thank you!
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    11 Aug 2019
    Good location. Free parking but overcrowded parking lot. Nice staff. Big kitchen with a lot of spices to use and one fridge with free stuff. No lockers though and the doors don’t close properly, so if you have roommates that don’t close the door anyone could enter. Front door is not secured either. Toilet and showers okay. Linen had some stains on them.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Aug 2019
    The hostel is really at the lake, and you have the view to the lake from your room. Our room was not in the main building, so if we want to go to the kitchen, we had to go through the yard, sometimes in dark or in rain. The room was ok, but the lavratory is very small, uncomfortable and not clean. The kitchen and the living room in the main building was big, and well equipped.
    Hungary, Female, 41+
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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