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Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge

Coiltie Farmhouse, Drumnadrochit, IV63 6UJ, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 82%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 87%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 80%
Security 73%
Service 87%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 73%

Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge is a warm and friendly little Hostel with a relaxed atmosphere, good music and no curfew.

  • Dorm
    From $26.27
  • Private
    From $65.67
10 or more people?

Drumnadrochit Hostel

Hostel Drumnadrochit

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Loch Ness Backpackers is a warm and friendly hostel with a relaxed atmosphere and good music. Situated a few minutes walk from Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, the hostel is in a perfect location for families, groups and individuals looking for activity or relaxation in the Highlands. Enjoy a drink next to a log fire, or swap stories in our large dining and bar area. Loch Ness Backpackers has 24-hour access, The hostel bar and restaurant has IT facilities for meetings or presentations. The bar specialises in Scottish beers and whiskies, with over 65 Scottish beers and 25 Scottish whiskies on offer. Catering menu available for groups of 10 or more.
Our private 4-bed room and 5-bed room options are family rooms both set up with 1 double bed and 2/3 single beds.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Disco
  • Garden
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 23:00
From 16:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Loch Ness (500m to 1km)
  • Urquhart Castle (1 to 2km)
  • Loch Ness Cruises (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



I really enjoyed LNBL, especially chatting with the volunteers who were fantastic!


Avatar for Kenneth


Tue 08 May 2018

Hello and thanks for the lovely comment. Our staff are our lifeblood and we love them, too! Thanks for staying with us and we're glad you enjoyed your stay at LNB! Happy Travels, Patrick, Nikki, and the LNB Team

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Loch Ness Backpackers,

Thu 10 May 2018

A shed for bike storage would be useful.


Avatar for Sheila


Sun 06 May 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We don't currently have a bike shed, but we do have a lot of storage in our private garden and our wee village is very safe,. It si certainly something we are aiming to improave in the future and we appreciate your input. All the best, Patrick, Nikki, and the LNB Team

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Loch Ness Backpackers,

Tue 08 May 2018

Friendly staff upon check in, they recommended breakfast for the following morning, however it was not worth 3.50 for supermarket bread and cereal and tea/coffee.. Also didn't understand why our Dorm room door was always open and we were not given a key. The showers were very good and everything was clean.


Avatar for Jordana


Mon 22 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave us with your input. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found everything clean and tidy. We're sorry you didn't find the breakfast good value for money, but it is more than bread and cereal. Our continental breakfast buffet consists of two different breads for toast, 4 types of home made jams, peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, butter, yoghurt, fresh and dried fruits, nuts, trail mix, porridge oats, 3 types of juice, fresh brewed coffee, tea, milk and 4 types of cereals. We feel it is very good value for £3.50. Each dorm is equipped with a coded lock with a keypad. All guests are given the code to their rooms on check in. We are very sorry to hear you didn't have the code. Any of our staff could have given it to you if you had asked. Again, apologies for the inconvenience. Happy Travels, Patrick and Nikki

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Loch Ness Backpackers,

Wed 24 May 2017

Good location for the Great Glen Way. Helpful staff. Good eating area although kitchen is very small. Very cramped shared male/female washing and toilet facilities with no dry area in the shower cubicles. We found it strange to pass through the dining area and longe to access these facilities!


Avatar for Dawn


Tue 02 May 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Nearest Airport is Inverness.
Bus stop is on A82 next to hostel. Ensure you ask to get off at Lewiston NOT Drumnadrochit to save you a walk.
Alternate Transport
The hostel is located in the village of Lewiston just a few minutes walk from Urquhart Castle. We
Parking is available on site with overflow parking available a 5 minute walk from the hostel
Nearest railway station is Inverness City centre.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking

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