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Morag’s Lodge

Bunoich Brae, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DG, Scotland

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Overall Rating 91%

From 8 Reviews

Hostel rating (8)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 95%
Security 92%
Service 92%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 87%

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

  • Dorm
    From $31.26
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
  • 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 500 m)
  • Great Glen Way (At or next to the hostel)
  • Urquhart Castle (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



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Avatar for Federica


Fri 19 Jul 2019

They need to review the arrangements for ordering evening meals.


Avatar for David


Fri 19 Jul 2019

Liebevoll eingerichtet und nette Atmosphäre. Es fehlen allerdings Kleiderhaken oder eine Ablagemöglichkeit im Zimmer. Frischer Kaffee anstatt Instantkaffee zum Frühstück wäre nett


Avatar for Olivia


Mon 24 Jun 2019

The events in the bar are loud and go on late. I think it's a younger person's place. The bunkroom though was clean and comfortable, good quality mattress, nice bathroom, secure. Bar a bit dingy but single malts very reasonably priced. Cheerful barman, some of the reception staff were a bit offhand. Continental breakfast included boiled eggs but not real coffee.


Avatar for John


Mon 20 May 2019

Thank-you for your feedback! We welcome people of all ages and have various room types to suit all. You were allocated one of our quiet rooms and we are happy to hear you found it comfortable. Our bar is designed to look like a traditional Highland bothy and, as you say, has a very reasonable selection of single malts as well as other local beverages. We also host events in the bar for our guests such as pub quiz nights and games nights, but have plenty comfy quiet areas should you not wish to join in. We are sorry to hear the reception staff were offhand, this is a highly unusual comment as the thing we are most proud of is our friendly and welcoming team. Your comments will be raised and addressed at our next team meeting, thanks again for your review and we hope you had a great onward trip :0)

Manager avatar

Morag’s Lodge,

Wed 22 May 2019

Our first time in a hostel and we were very impressed. Would definitely come back!


Avatar for Joanna


Thu 04 Apr 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 500 m)
  • 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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