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Morag’s Lodge

Bunoich Brae, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DG, Scotland

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Overall Rating 91%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 91%
Security 91%
Service 89%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 89%

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

  • Dorm
    From $30.42
  • Private
    From $76.05
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



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!

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Morag’s Lodge,

Fri 23 Dec 2016

Buona posizione, giusto un pelino fuori da Fort Augustus ma abbastanza centrale. Personale disponibile e cordiale. Arrivare e fare mezz'ora di chiacchiere con la ragazza ala reception mi ha fatto molto piacere. Camere ampie. Spaziose e letti comodi. Bagno molto bello e doccia grande. Pub all'interno della struttura e anche servizio di Katering per cena. Ottimo. Molto soddisfatto.


Avatar for Emanuele


Sun 06 Nov 2016

Thank-you for your great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you felt welcomed by our team.

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Morag’s Lodge,

Tue 08 Nov 2016

The staff, bar & location were great. I had no issues here & would stay again.


Avatar for James


Thu 22 Sep 2016

Thank-you for your review, we are happy to hear you had a great stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Morag’s Lodge,

Sat 24 Sep 2016

no wardrobe in the room. replace the floor covering by a vinyl one.(fleas, allsow in other hotels) friendly staff/Good bed


Avatar for Philippe


Sat 13 Aug 2016

It is not standard practice to have wardrobes in hostels, instead we provide plenty clothing hooks, and some rooms have under-bed storage baskets. Due to the climate it is preferrable to have carpet flooring in the bedrooms as this is warmer and cosier. Anyone travelling around the Highlands in summer is likely to encounter midgies (not fleas!) - the trick is to wish for breezy weather to keep them at bay! We are happy to hear you found our staff friendly and the bed good.

Manager avatar

Morag’s Lodge,

Mon 15 Aug 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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