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 ???? 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 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 May 2019
    One of the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Amazon place in dreamed location
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Apr 2019
    We had an amazing stay at the Loch Ness hostel. Located right on the water, there’s a beach you can visit to see the Loch up close. Great kitchen for fixing meals. Good breakfast of cereal, toast and jelly. Everyone was very friendly. The staff gave us great directions to a woods trail walk across the street, in addition to local amenities like the grocery store and a great pub nearby for dinner. We visited more than 8 hostels during our stay in the UK, and rank this one as one of the best!
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2019
    amazing night with lovely polite staff! rooms.were clean and spacious! deffo will be visiting again! thanks for an awesome.night!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Apr 2019
    Perfect hostel on the Great Glen Way - within stone’s throw of Loch Ness for spotting the monster. WiFi’s limitations are clearly signposted!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Apr 2019
    This hostel is AMAZING!! The location is unbeatable as it is literally on the edge of Loch Ness. The common area/dining area has a lovely view of the Loch. Everything was extremely clean and the staff were very kind. It reminded me of going to camp in all the best ways. Very kozy and lovely place. Wish I had more time there.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Apr 2019
    Hands down the most beautiful place I've visited, literally right on the shores of Loch Ness. Staff were nice and helpful, and the room had a window that looked out on the loch. Make sure to bring your own food though, there aren't any restaurants around and the front desk just has snacks.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Oct 2018
    Great hostel - really friendly staff. Walkway along from Great Glen Way route (along main road) would be great to avoid being near traffic.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    10 May 2019
    Best hostel I've ever stayed in, and I've traveled all over Europe!!!! It's right on the Loch, and the lounge has beautiful views. It has a very homey feel. The owner is super kind and friendly. No lockers in the room, but there were outlets by each bunk!!! The last several hostels I've stayed in here in Scotland have only one or two outlets in the whole dorm. Would highly recommend this hostel!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    24 Apr 2019
    We enjoyed our one night stay at Lochside. Excellent location right on Loch Ness, though may be difficult to access without car. Great common room with pool table. Great vibe possibly helped by the tour group checked in too. Comfy beds, hot showers, good kitchen facilities. Happy and helpful staff. Would stay at again.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Apr 2019
    Not for couples - twin beds are actually bunk beds.
    Israel, Couple, 25-30
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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