THE LOCHSIDE HOSTEL - LOCH NESS

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…sleep within reach of the Monster…

REOPENING ON JUNE 1 2021 WITH INCREASED HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES! BOOK SOON TO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T MISS OUT!

Lochside Hostel is wonderfully located right on the shores of the mystical Loch Ness! You can just stroll down to the Loch and paddle in the lapping waves…but beware…there is talk of a MONSTER!!

Fabulous views, comfy dorm beds, extensive kitchen, big and bright lounge and a friendly atmosphere help us welcome in backpackers, cyclists, Great Glen Way-ers, canoeists and of course – the average budget traveller.

Buses from Inverness to Skye and Fort William stop right at our door several times per day, plus we have ample car-parking and a handy shore to beach your boat on, should you be arriving from the Loch itself.

NEW COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

Lochside Hostel is due to open again on the 1st of June 2021 to tourists from all over the UK (and possibly overseas depending on restrictions). As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our guests we have implemented some changes to the hostel.

  1. We will be trying to keep groups in separate rooms by default when occupancy allows. During dates of high demand, groups of 2 or less may be sharing a room with max one other household ONLY and where possible will have a 2m social distance between beds.
  2. The communal kitchen will be closed to guests, with only a kettle and microwave available to use.
  3. Bathrooms will be shared, but extra cleaning shifts will be scheduled with anti-viral cleaner in order to keep these areas as clean as possible and limit the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
  4. Mandatory track and trace sign in for all guests (Check In Scotland App).
  5. 2 Metre social distancing throughout building.
  6. Mandatory mask wearing when in public spaces inside the building.
  7. No self catering kitchen facilities (2 microwaves and a kettle in public space only) Local pubs/restaurant suggestions:Glenmoriston Arms Hotel, Fiddlers Arms Drumnadrochit.
  8. Maximum total group size of 6, groups of larger size will be refused.
  9. Allocation of rooms according to social distancing guidelines, (By default we aim to have guests allocated in separate rooms, but in an instance such as travelling alone you may be sharing a room with max 1 other individual/household with beds 2m+ apart)
  10. Shared bathroom facilities with max 4 households with regular staff cleaning schedules and cleaning materials provided for guest use.
  11. Hostel will be closed during the hours of 11am and 5pm. No access will be permitted during this time.

Please get hold of us via email if you have any questions about your booking.

Welcome to The Lochside Hostel, Loch Ness

Lochside Hostel looking out over the loch - Loch Ness

Nestled on the banks of Scotland's most famous Loch

The Lochside Hostel is perched on the banks of Loch Ness, with direct access to the water’s edge, and stunning views up and down the Loch.

Lochside is family friendly hostel nestled on the banks of Loch Ness offering a warm, friendly spot to spend a night while searching for a glimpse of Nessie.

Rooms with a view

With large windows looking out over Loch Ness, you’ll battle to find a more peaceful spot to admire the beauty of the Loch.

Reception is open from 7am – 11am, and 5pm – 10pm with check in from 5pm.

On The Great Glen Way

Lochside is the newest member of the Scotland’s Top Hostels group and is equipped with a large kitchen, pool table, WiFi and private/dorm rooms.

We are also on the Great Glen Way, so if you’re in need of a bed while tackling the 100km+ hike our doors are always open!

New Covid Safety Measures

Lochside Hostel is due to open again on the 1st of June 2021 to tourists from all over the UK (and possibly overseas depending on restrictions). As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our guests we have implemented some changes to the hostel.

  1. We will be trying to keep groups in separate rooms by default when occupancy allows. During dates of high demand, groups of 2 or less may be sharing a room with max one other household ONLY and where possible will have a 2m social distance between beds.
  2. The communal kitchen will be closed to guests, with only a kettle and microwave available to use.
  3. Bathrooms will be shared, but extra cleaning shifts will be scheduled with anti-viral cleaner in order to keep these areas as clean as possible and limit the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
  4. Mandatory track and trace sign in for all guests (Check In Scotland App).
  5. 2 Metre social distancing throughout building.
  6. Mandatory mask wearing when in public spaces inside the building.
  7. No self catering kitchen facilities (2 microwaves and a kettle in public space only) Local pubs/restaurant suggestions:Glenmoriston Arms Hotel, Fiddlers Arms Drumnadrochit.
  8. Maximum total group size of 6, groups of larger size will be refused.
  9. Allocation of rooms according to social distancing guidelines, (By default we aim to have guests allocated in separate rooms, but in an instance such as travelling alone you may be sharing a room with max 1 other individual/household with beds 2m+ apart)
  10. Shared bathroom facilities with max 4 households with regular staff cleaning schedules and cleaning materials provided for guest use.
  11. Hostel will be closed during the hours of 11am and 5pm. No access will be permitted during this time.

Please get hold of us via email if you have any questions about your booking.

2021 DATES: JUNE 1st OPENING

Member of Independent Hostels UK

Whether you’re using us as a base, on tour, or just stopping in for a night –
The Lochside Hostel offers excellent and unparalleled access to the rest of Scotland.

About us

The Lochside Hostel, Loch Ness, is owned and operated by MacBackpackers. For more information on our multi-award winning tours please visit the MacBackpackers page here.