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Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge

Coiltie Farmhouse, Drumnadrochit, IV63 6UJ, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 73%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 80%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 80%
Security 80%
Service 60%
Comfort 60%
Green rating 40%

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

  • Dorm
    From $27.99
  • Private
    From $69.97
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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 Monster Centre (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



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.


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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

Very nice owners and staff. Lots of information on walks and things to do. One of the volunteers informed me about a concert thas was going on later that night, which was very nice.


Avatar for Leen


Mon 24 Oct 2016

Die sehr nette, vielsprachige Mitarbeiterin war eine schöne Überraschung. Es war sehr familiär. Danke für den Tipp mit Urquart Castle. Ein kleiner Verbesserungsvorschlag: eine Lampe im Durchgang zum Kamin-Familienraum wäre sehr hilfreich.


Avatar for Michael


Mon 19 Sep 2016

lovely village setting,hosts very helpful, good breakfast, nice pub/restaurant and tea room all within short walking distance,


Avatar for keith


Mon 12 Sep 2016

Hello again and thanks for the great review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time here in our little village! We do our best to help and we are elated that you enjoyed our breakfast as we work very hard to make sure our guests all get a healthy start to the day every morning. Best wishes in all of your future travels, Patrick and Nikki

Manager avatar

Loch Ness Backpackers,

Wed 14 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • 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
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking

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