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Our Lochside Hostel is nestled among towering pine trees and  perched on the very edge of the famous and mystical LOCH NESS!

The Lochside Hostel

Lochside Hostel, Alltsigh, Inverness, IV63 7YD, Scotland

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A new addition to the Scotland’s Top Hostels family – The Lochside Hostel made its 2016 debut in fantastic fashion. We’re inviting you to experience our amazing and utterly unique location – nestled among towering pine trees and 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 the perfect 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

Things to Know

  • Clean bed linen provided
  • Cash and credit cards accepted
  • Continental breakfast for £3.00
  • Laundry service for just £5.00
  • Towel hire for £1.50
  • 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


I really like this hostel. This is my third visit.

I really like this hostel. This is my third visit. There is a private beach!Loch Ness is beautiful, truly stunning.… Read more “I really like this hostel. This is my third visit.”

Laura McKendrick

Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained.

Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained. You could spend a lot more for a lot less, and the… Read more “Rustic and friendly, very clean and well maintained.”

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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.
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.

Contact Us

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

#LochsideHostel on Instagram
  • Rainbows over Loch Ness from our deck, just 6 days until we open our doors again 😁 grab yourself a spot on the bonnie banks by going to our website 🚣 🐉
  • Our fab @lochsidehostel will open its doors next week. It is a really fantastic hostel situated right on the shores of the Loch Ness with stunning views of the water.😍 🐉 Whether, you fancy a relaxing break surrounded by beautiful nature or some serious Nessie sighting, this is your go-to place!
This means that also our fantastic 3 Day Loch Ness and Skye tour starts to depart soon as well. This year it'll depart every Wednesday. Can't wait!🏞️
  • 7 Days until we open again! Will you be visiting us this summer?
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