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Morag’s Lodge

Bunoich Brae, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DG, Scotland

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Overall Rating 94%

From 10 Reviews

Hostel rating (10)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 92%
Location 98%
Security 92%
Service 95%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 95%

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

  • Dorm
    From $32.93
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



Great place to stay


Avatar for Sean


Wed 21 Feb 2018

Thanks for the great rating - we are delighted you had a great stay :0)

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Morag’s Lodge,

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Great stay. Nothing but praise.


Avatar for Jonathan


Fri 27 Oct 2017

We are delighted to hear you had a great stay with us - thanks for the lovely review!

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Morag’s Lodge,

Sun 29 Oct 2017

Excellent hostel. Nothing to fault.


Avatar for stephen


Mon 16 Oct 2017

Thank-you for your kind review & rating - we are delighted to hear you had a great stay :0)

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Morag’s Lodge,

Wed 18 Oct 2017

It was a vary nice hostel - good breakfast . Met some nice people in the pub. My mattress was a little hard for me - maybe not for someone younger . Over all very nice.


Avatar for Rick


Thu 21 Sep 2017

Thank-you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you had a lovely stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again :0)

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Morag’s Lodge,

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Host was distracted with intro to facilities...I think she poss had too many responsibilities. Bar was great but again was very loud with many locals drinking til late. Still overall I might stay again if no other hostels close by.


Avatar for Kathleen


Thu 14 Sep 2017

It is disappointing for our hard-working and friendly team to receive such a poor rating. You stayed with us on a night we were fully booked so we would expect our bar to be lively. Our bar is for residents only, not locals as your comment states. We have double checked what room you stayed in and you were in one of our second floor rooms in a seperate building to our bar - one of the quietest rooms we have! We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip.

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Morag’s Lodge,

Sat 16 Sep 2017


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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