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Morag’s Lodge

Bunoich Brae, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DG, Scotland

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Overall Rating 93%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 98%
Location 93%
Security 85%
Service 95%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 90%

Morag's Lodge Loch Ness, offers multi-award winning, 4-star budget hostel accommodation for independent travellers, families & backpackers.

  • Dorm
    From $30.95
10 or more people?

Fort Augustus Hostel

Hostel Fort Augustus

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Morag's Lodge is set in wooded grounds, just minutes’ walk from the bustling village of Fort Augustus by Loch Ness.

The hostel offers en-suite rooms, modern facilities and a relaxed atmosphere as well as free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. There is also a licensed bar, where you can enjoy a range of drinks and relax beside an open fire, which hosts regular live music.

While you are there, relax by the Loch and try some Nessie spotting, take a walk or cycle through the network of paths around the village, enjoy a Loch Ness cruise or visit the Clansman Centre to find about Highland life in the 17th century. Explore the Great Glen Way and the famous Corrieyairack Pass. This place is great for hillwalking, mountain biking, cycling and water sports. In winter a range of snow sports are available at Nevis Range which is 45 minutes’ drive.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 02 Jan to 23 Dec

From 08:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 23:00
From 16:00 to 20:00
From 20:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0) 1320 366289

Fax. +44 (0) 1320 366702

Main attractions

Main attractions

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

See the full list of attractions



Personal lockers in the rooms


Avatar for Charles


Tue 22 Aug 2017

Thank-you for your rating and feedback - we value customer feedback as it helps us know where to improve. We used to have lockers under the bunks but they were rarely used so we took the decision to put lockers in our hallway and free up space in the bedrooms. We also have a lockable safe room that guests can use so we are sorry you were not made aware of this. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and look forward to welcoming you back again some day!

Manager avatar


Thu 24 Aug 2017

Essbereich zu eng. Zum Frühstück fehlt Käse/Schinken.


Avatar for Clemens


Thu 27 Jul 2017

Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review! Our breakfast service can get busy as we try and get everyone fed with a hearty breakfast before they leave for their day exploring, our peak times would be 8 - 8:30am so we recommend our guests try and eat earlier or later to avoid the busy period. We do not offer a continental breakfast, hence so cheese or ham, but we do offer lots of other hearty items such as boiled eggs, baked beans, porridge with choice of toppings, a selection of cereals and juices, yoghurt and fruit cocktail, plus as much toast, tea and coffee as you can fit in your belly!

Manager avatar

Morag’s Lodge,

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Great place to stay. Nothing needs changing. 10 out of 10.


Avatar for Robert


Thu 29 Jun 2017

Thank-you for your kind review and awesome rating - we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Morag’s Lodge,

Sat 01 Jul 2017

Cleanness sitting area very good .late bar opening not good for noise


Avatar for Margaret


Sat 13 May 2017

Tnank-you for your review. We are glad you found our cleanliness and lounge area very good. We do have a bar which can be lively depending on what's on and the guests we have staying. Our entertainment offering ranges from pub quiz nights to live music to quiet drams by the fire. Due to the layout of our hostel you can hear the bar music from the lounge, but we do have a quiet wing of bedrooms for those seeking a bit more peace and quiet.

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Morag’s Lodge,

Mon 15 May 2017

Ideal for a quick stop over. Friendly staff and a good atmosphere in the bar. There was even a quiz. The only downfall was that I had to have a cold shower :( otherwise, very good!


Avatar for Benjamin


Wed 21 Dec 2016

Thank-you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you had a cold shower - we do have our heating & hot water on a timer as part of our green policy and commitment to sustainability. We are glad you enjoyed all other aspects of your stay and hope to see you again!

Manager avatar

Morag’s Lodge,

Fri 23 Dec 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Inverness irport.
Alternate Transport
Fort Augustus is on the A82 half away along the Great Glen. (Inverness 33 miles Fort William 31 miles). From the petrol station in the village turn north towards Inverness. Just past the car park on the left go up the steep hill Bunoich Brae and we are 100 metres further on the left you will see our hostel accommodation sign at the entrance. At Hostel
Onsite car parking.
Fort William station is 32 miles. Inverness station is 33 miles.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Abseiling
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking

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