Read what others had to say about Lochside Hostel
Andrew McClements (Watches and Whisky) on Google
Where do I start. Rob (Wee Bobby) was a very welcoming host and was non stop entertainment throughout my stay. Janneke with the imaginary bike was also brilliant and has an infectious laugh. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. Powerful and clean showers too! Great social space with free pool table and a well equipped kitchen. Enjoyed a dip in the water on the stone beach (even if I only got knee deep) followed by a fire by the water. Would recommend this place for solo travelers as the staff/volunteers are all so friendly as were the other guests. Thanks for a memorable few days 😊
Rosie Ann on Google
By far the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Access to the loch is literally on your doorstep. The staff are so friendly and the common room is great for meeting new people. The dorm, showers and toilets were clean and the bed was really comfy for a hostel. There are loads of scenic walks from the hostel and Inverness isn’t too far to drive for some great food and drink places. Had a lot of fun roasting marshmallows by the fire and paddleboarding on the loch too. The highlands is a truly wonderful place and staying on Loch Ness takes this to the next level.
Rhys Jones on Google
Stayed here one night of my NC500 trip. Comfortable bed, warm showers with decent water pressure, comfortable lounge. They even have their own little “lochside beach” which is nice to take a walk down to and relax. I didn’t brave the swim at 5 degrees all year 🥶
There was a strong smell of bonfire in and around the place, but with a log chopping station at the edge of the car park I assume there are fires on the lochside for a bit of warmth.
Service was great too, he was happy to answer any questions and offer suggestions on what to do nearby.
Kitchen is well stocked and ingredients are available to buy from reception. But there is a free food box in the kitchen to help yourself to.
Breakfast is 3.50 for cereals, pastrys and fruit, but I’d recommend heading down to Urquhart Castle for a bacon roll.