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Morag’s Lodge

Bunoich Brae, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DG, Scotland

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

  • Private
    From $52.94
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
  • Non-members are required to purchase full membership on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • 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
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - At Reception
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - 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 500m)
  • Great Glen Way (At or next to the hostel)
  • Urquhart Castle (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Friendly and great accomodation


Avatar for Mark


Sat 12 Oct 2019

Thank-you for your great review - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had a good onward trip :0)

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Morag’s Lodge,

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Staff need to learn how to operate the TV, otherwise why have one.


Avatar for Philip


Sat 14 Sep 2019

Thank-you for your feedback, the staff member on duty the night you stayed now knows how to operate the TV :0) We would be interested to know if this was the only reason you rated us as you did or if there are further areas you feel we could do better in. Please email any further feedback to

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Morag’s Lodge,

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Küche etwas schmuddelig und für den Preis sehr schlecht ausgestattet (nichtmal ein Dosenöffner! Keine Töpfe mit passenden deckeln und nur eine riesige Pfanne)


Avatar for Anna


Thu 12 Sep 2019

I checked in at the wrong time, Haggis tours use this hostel and there was a big queue because their bus had just pulled in. Self catering is limited , 1x 4 ring hob, 1 microwave, the hostel is geared to sell meals and does not support with sufficient kitchen facilities. Recycling is limited, found 1 general waste bin in the kitchen. Dorm was great, ensuite, clean and comfortable.


Avatar for colin


Tue 03 Sep 2019

Thank-you for your feedback. We have extensive recycling facilities available, we are sorry you did not notice our colour coded recycling bins en route to the kitchen. Operating sustainably and recycling/upcycling is a huge part of our day-to-day operation and we have signage throughout, including the bedrooms, giving advice on how to have a sustainable stay. We offer great value home-cooked meals for our guests; for those that prefer to cook themselves we have a compact but well equiped kitchen that includes two sets of hobs, oven, microwave, fridge and a good selection of food preperation items. Anything that is not there can be requested from our own catering kitchen and our team will be more than happy to oblige. We are happy to hear you liked your dorm and hope you had a great onward trip!

Manager avatar

Morag’s Lodge,

Thu 05 Sep 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • 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

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking / Hiking

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