The Lochside Hostel, Loch Ness


About us

A new addition to the Scotland’s Top Hostels family – The Lochside Hostel makes its 2016 debut in fantastic fashion. We’re inviting you to experience our amazing and utterly unique location – nestled amongst towering pine trees and literally perched on the very edge of the infamous LOCH NESS!

With direct access to the shore and, of course, fabulous views over the dark and mysterious waters, it’s probably the best place in the world to spot the monster of the Loch!! (or to even swim with her!!)

We offer – dorms (from around £17/£20), a spacious lounge and social area, patio, large self-catering kitchen, optional breakfast (£1.50), in-house shop, free tea and coffee, free WiFi….and a warm welcome to backpackers, hikers, cyclists, Great-Glen walkers, canoeists, Nessie-hunters, international travellers, etc etc etc…

Things to Know

  • Clean bed linen provided
  • Cash and credit cards accepted
  • Continental breakfast for £1.50
  • Laundry service for just £3.50
  • Towel hire for £1
  • Large self-catering kitchen
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Luggage storage
  • Book exchange
  • Board games
  • Pool table
  • Free use of hair dryers
  • No curfew
  • Non smoking
  • Sunny and cheery patio
  • Bus stop out front
  • Fabulous views over Loch Ness
  • Scottish owned – backpacker run

Booking Policies

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 17:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 10:30 .

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

Reception: open 7 – 11am and 5 – 10pm.

For groups of more than 6 please contact the hostel directly.
Guest under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and stay in a private room.
Please bring a government issued photo ID for the check-in.
We require a key deposit: £10 in cash or a government issued photo ID.

Where we are


Contact Us

+44 (0) 013 2035 1274
Lochside Hostel
IV63 7YD


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