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Loch Ness SYHA

Glenmorston, Loch Ness, IV63 7YD, Scotland

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Overall Rating 72%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 69%
Location 83%
Security 69%
Service 71%
Comfort 51%
Green rating 77%

On the beautiful banks of Scotland's most famous loch with wonderful views and a private beach.

10 or more people?

Welcome to our hostel

Ideally placed for exploring to the east or the west, Loch Ness Youth Hostel is situated halfway along the banks of the infamous Loch Ness. Only 40 minutes from the newly-created city of Inverness and about two hours from the Isle of Skye, there's plenty to do in the area.

Well-appointed and brilliantly equipped kitchen is ideal for culinary experimentation and little hostel shop has basic tinned foods, snacks and drinks for sale. Internet access is available and bed linen is included.

The Great Glen long distance path passes the door, and the end-to-end Great Glen cycling route is nearby. From the hostel there is easy access to the loch shore, and you will have plenty of opportunities for Nessie-watching from most of the bedrooms. Or you could have a walk up the hills close to the hostel with a great view around Loch Ness to spot its famous resident.


Prices are members' 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 17:00 and 22:00
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of EUR 2.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 22/04/2016 to 26/09/2016

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1320 351274

Fax. +44 (0)1786 891350

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Loch Ness (At or next to the hostel)
  • Urquhart Castle (More than 10km)
  • Great Glen Way (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



very old and not clean. spider webs, spiders and flies everywhere. we didn´t get the room we booked because just gave it to someome else before us (they didnt book a private room with 3 beds but still got one) so we got only a room with 2 beds. maybe this is why they are closing.... view on the lake is great though


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Sun 06 Sep 2015

The Youth Hostel is situated very beautifully, direct view at Loch Ness. The stuff was very friendly. The house is old, shower didn't work in one building, restauration is necessary.


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Tue 25 Aug 2015

Eine bescheidene Herberge mit sehr netten Menschen und einem schönen Blick auf Loch Ness. Die Umgebung ist ziemlich touristisch, es gibt aber auch abgelegene Ausflugsmöglichkeiten. Auf einen Besuch im Loch Ness Exhibitioncenter kann man getrost verzichten. Auch eine Rundfahrt von FortAugustus aus lohnt nur bedingt. Die nächste Einkaufsmöglichkeit ist etwas weiter weg. Leider ist die Herberge von 10.00 - 17.00 geschlossen - für eine Familie eine lange Zeit, gerade bei Regen.


Avatar for Annegret


Sat 18 Jul 2015

Cette auberge située dans un endroit très touristique, le Loch Ness, mériterait une sérieuse mise en valeur, un minimum d'entretien des espaces extérieurs et quelques petites rénovations, comme par exemple, l'installation de prises électriques dans les chambres. Les lits ne sont pas faits à l'arrivée et les serviettes de toilettes sont payantes (seul endroit en Ecosse sur 9 auberges occupées pendant notre séjour).


Avatar for Patrick


Tue 14 Jul 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

50km Inverness.
Buses from Inverness & Skye travel past our front door.
From Ullapool, Uig & Oban you will get to the islands.
Free parking at the hostel.
38km Inverness.

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