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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!

Lochside Hostel

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

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About

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

Reviews

The Lochside Hostel
5.0
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Sam Campbell
Sam Campbell
2019-05-28T19:28:13+0000
Friendly, clean and comfortable. Free tea and coffee, and hot showers. Also, very usefully, USB power sockets by every bed.read more
Ju Zobi
Ju Zobi
2019-05-20T12:54:15+0000
Lovely place and so nice staff ! Very calm and view on the loch, perfect for backpackers during GGW !
Yvonne McIntosh
Yvonne McIntosh
2019-05-14T16:07:10+0000
awesome hostel with a cool owner and an amazing manager! keep up the good work guys! 🤩
Angela Stocks
Angela Stocks
2019-04-12T21:24:47+0000
Best hostel on the Great Glen Way by far! Friendly staff, cozy, comfy and views to die for. All in all a definite pit-stop on The Great Glen Way 👍read more
Luis Carlos Campos Murillo
Luis Carlos Campos Murillo
2019-03-12T09:54:01+0000
Estuve hospedado ahí en octubre del 2017 y este julio 2019 repito indudablemente. Es un lugar especial lleno de naturaleza, tranquilo y de una calidad humana especial. Definitivamente el lugar ideal para ir desconectar y conocer gente. 100% recomendado.read more
Sarah Hatwell
Sarah Hatwell
2018-09-26T13:21:01+0000
Best hostel ever, friendly, spotlessly clean, well equipped and the location and views are amazing.
Francesca Orano
Francesca Orano
2018-08-29T11:17:43+0000
Wanderful charming place!
Michael Yarwood
Michael Yarwood
2018-08-12T10:33:51+0000
great time from booking in, to meeting new people. room clean and bed comfortable "well for me at least" . will definitely be returning.read more
Serge Vdovychenko
Serge Vdovychenko
2018-07-13T11:09:13+0000
Lovely hostel in a marvelous spot. Especially liked the staff friendliness and the lobby. We didn't plan to stay there but it was a very lucky encounter in our journey 🙂 Highly recommended!read more
Beata Zych-Skrzela
Beata Zych-Skrzela
2018-07-09T22:40:03+0000
We just had some short stay there, during travel from North, and we were absolutely delighted! So we'll organised, charming Hostel in so wonderful spot. Nice and clean, kitchen very nice organised, big but cosy public room with stunning view of Lochness...amazing. And prices really affordable, even for twin room. So I would highly recommend this lovely hostel for stay, and for sure we will be back for longer stay. Beata and Jackread more
John Millar
John Millar
2018-07-07T20:41:38+0000
The guys here are make hosteling such a pleasure.. first time here and first time hosteling in years.. will deffo be back next time I anyway nears.. Keep up the great work 😘read more
Marianne Petit
Marianne Petit
2018-07-05T18:58:30+0000
Emplacement exceptionnel!!! Vue sur le Lochness, chambres agréables, personnel sympathique.
Lucie McGuire
Lucie McGuire
2018-07-03T10:04:54+0000
This was my first hostel experience, and it was amazing! The staff was super friendly and helpful. The common area is large and very cozy. Great place to meet people and swap travel stories! They have a pool table and plenty of seating. Large kitchen space too. Rooms and bathrooms were very clean. Let's not forget the amazing view of the lake, so gorgeous! Loved waking up to it. We wish we could have stayed longer than one night here! ��� P.s. on a side note the breakfast was small, but satisfying and cheap! White bread was on point too ��read more
Makaila Stierlin
Makaila Stierlin
2018-07-03T10:04:10+0000
We had a wonderful stay! The staff is so friendly and accommodating. And the view from the common room and the beach is to die for! � We played a long and boozy game of cards with another group of backpackers and exchanged stories and recommendations well into the night. Staff provided a budget-friendly breakfast with well-needed coffee � We didn’t want to leave the next morning!read more
Courtney Ann
Courtney Ann
2018-06-25T18:35:14+0000
Tempted to give a terrible rating to keep people away from this amazing find lol. This place was absolutely amazing, probably the best location and value of all the places on the loch. We had a bonfire and roasted marshmallows and everything. Definitely coming back for a longer stay.read more
Elvira Freyja Breitenbach
Elvira Freyja Breitenbach
2018-05-14T20:17:39+0000
Amazing Place ��
Eva Spacilova
Eva Spacilova
2017-10-04T11:02:29+0000
Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter
2017-09-14T15:32:15+0000
Yes great hostel. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Very well priced and the breakfast also excellent value at £1.50. Rooms comfy with both power and usb to each bed. Best part is the excellent common room with free tea, coffee and hot chocolate available all hours. Very well equipped large kitchen. I don't know about the swimming bit seeing Loch Ness never gets above 5deg c. Also right on Loch Ness with fantastic views up and down the loch. Showers and toilets more than adequate. Free WiFi. The only odd thing was reception was only open limited hours. Highly recommended.read more
Sally-Anne Richter
Sally-Anne Richter
2017-09-01T18:39:44+0000
Great hostel. We were walking the Great Glen Way and its location is ideal. Kitchen is well set up, basic but yummy breakfast in the morning, good dining room with free tea/coffee/hot chocolate. Good lights and power points over bed. No lockers seen but we didn't need them as we had locks on our cases. Hot shower with good water pressure. Beautiful location with own private beach on Loch Ness where you can swim or play music if you Brave the midgies! �read more
Sylvia Ishmirel
Sylvia Ishmirel
2017-08-29T16:52:18+0000
Un lugar muy amigable con vistas al Lago Ness desde las habitaciones y el muy cómodo y espacioso living comedor. Me encantó!read more
Joanna Żmuda-Siryk
Joanna Żmuda-Siryk
2017-08-26T09:42:29+0000
Bori Kiss
Bori Kiss
2017-07-16T09:37:17+0000
We've spent three nights in the hostel, and it is safe to say, that this was the highlight of our already amazing Highland trip! The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, the whole hostel is super clean. We are definitely going back.read more
Virginia Mazzini
Virginia Mazzini
2017-07-11T20:04:58+0000
Flo Sa
Flo Sa
2017-07-05T23:30:51+0000
You'll get a very beautiful view at the Lake with direct access to the water 🙂 The Staff (Bruce) was very kind and helpful, the Lounge ist comfortable too and the view is stunning!read more
Isa Obser
Isa Obser
2017-07-03T23:23:40+0000
Lena Rose
Lena Rose
2017-06-01T00:19:08+0000
Awesome staff and killer view!!!! Doesn't even feel like you're in a hostel.
Jess Lewer
Jess Lewer
2017-05-04T20:00:33+0000
Bruce and Stephen are the bomb-diggity! Best views in town �
Martin Schneid
Martin Schneid
2017-04-27T10:04:19+0000
Just great!! Die Adresse am Loch Ness: ruhig, fantastische Aussicht, alles neu, super Atmosphäre und klasse Leute, zudem noch ziemlich günstig^^read more
Kitty van Blerk
Kitty van Blerk
2016-09-15T21:38:04+0000
Yannick Apers
Yannick Apers
2016-09-11T23:00:45+0000
Awesome experience!
Ddeeividd Gibbons
Ddeeividd Gibbons
2016-08-28T08:45:43+0000
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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

Telephone:
+44 (0) 013 2035 1274
Email:
lochside@macbackpackerstours.com
Facebook:
/lochsidehostel
Address:
Lochside Hostel
Alltsigh
Inversness
IV63 7YD
Scotland

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  • Start your day the right way: with views over the most famous Loch of all 🐉
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Just over 6 weeks of the season! If you haven't visited us yet then make sure you do it soon!
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We still have beds available for the rest of our season! If you're planning a trip to Loch Ness or Skye, we're perfectly located to explore the area and provide you with a great place to rest your head 🛌💤 check out our website in our bio for availability 🐉
  • A warm, comfy place to put your feet up after a long day of exploring the hills around Loch Ness
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