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Loch Ness Lochside Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

486 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

A totally legendary backpackers' experience. Ideal for solo travellers, small groups, students, and outdoor enthusiasts - right by the shores of the most mythical Loch! (Not suitable for under 16s - groups of over 5 please contact us directly).

Unrivalled views of the Loch are perfect for Monster-spotting, while regular events like bonfires and Scottish Folk Dance Parties will bring you together with our travellers from across the World. With our own beach, you can even have a dip into the mysterious waters, but be careful, we hear there's a monster about. Canoeists and swimmers are welcome to pull up right on our shore for a night's stay.

Buses to & from Inverness, the Isle of Skye, and Fort William stop right outside our door, making us a great base to explore the Western Highlands. The world-famous Great Glen Way hiking trail is located a couple of hundred meters from the hostel, with great access to hills, glens, waterfalls and more on our doorstep. If you want to light a fire in the evening, bundles of wood are available from reception for an affordable price.

In the evenings, hang out in our awesome lounge that perches on the water's edge. With a free pool table and a roaring fire, it's a fantastic spot to meet others wandering the most epic part of Scotland. We even host bonfires and Ceilidhs (traditional Scottish Folk Dance Parties) every now and then - so you're sure to get involved. We sell a great assortment of cold local beer, wine, as well as other snacks and treats to help make your evenings comfortable and cozy.

We offer a fantastic set of hostel facilities - continental breakfast each day for just £3.50, a full laundry (wash & dry) service for just £5, affordable towel hire, free Wi-Fi, and luggage storage before & after your stay.

Lochside Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Our house rules are as follows:

- Guests must be a minimum age of 16.
- No pets, sorry.
- Reception is open between 07:30-11:00 and again between 17:00 and 23:00.
- If you are making a booking of 5 or more people, please contact us directly before booking.
- Stag or Hen parties are not permitted.
- Sadly we cannot accept American Express payments.
- The latest check in is 23:00 when reception closes, after this there is a £5 late fee per hour per person in the booking starting from exactly 23:00.
- CHECK OUT is at 10:30 am.
- We serve breakfast for £3.50 every morning from 7:30-10:30 am. There is no reservation for it, just pay beforehand.

Reviews & Ratings

486 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Oct 28, 2023
A great and comfortable little hostel in a great location literally on the shore of Loch Ness. The staff are all very friendly, the rooms and bathrooms are clean and the common area is cozy with wifi, a pool table and Scottish dancing too. Would 100% stay here again
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Male, 18-24
Oct 12, 2023
Great stay, Lovely location & good atmosphere
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Male, 25-30
Oct 01, 2023
In a really great spot for all things Loch Ness. Not much around the hostel, especially if you don’t have a car, so bring some snacks. Showers were small but everything very clean. Loved our stay except for the 6am fire alarm!
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

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