About Us

Perched on the banks of Loch Ness, we offer unrivaled access to Scotland’s most famous Loch! 

We also offer a delightful hostel experience – comfy dorm beds, a vibrant lounge area, extensive kitchen, nice showers, outside areas galore with great views of the Loch. 

We provide a warm welcome to backpackers, hikers, cyclists, Great-Glen walkers, canoeists, Nessie-hunters, international travellers. So you never know who you’ll meet on your next stay at Lochside!

  • Cash and credit cards accepted
  • Continental breakfast for £2
  • Laundry service for just £4
  • Towel hire for £1
  • Groceries sold at reception for self-cooking.
  • Large self-catering kitchen
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Luggage storage
  • Book exchange
  • Clean bed linen provided
  • Board games
  • Pool table
  • Free use of hair dryers
  • No curfew
  • Non smoking
  • Ice-machine!
  • Sunny and cheery patio
  • Bus stop out front
  • Fabulous views over Loch Ness
  • Scottish owned - backpacker run
  • Beer & wine sold at reception

Please check our booking table below for availability. Under 18s are permitted so bring your family down.

If you are booking for 5 or more people you must phone to check prior to booking. We advise that you check our refunds policy before booking. Sorry but we do not take Stag or Hen parties

Reception open 08:00 – 11:00 and 16:00 – 23:00
Check in from 18:00 to 23:00 Check out before 10:30
Our cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to 10:30am on the day of arrival. No-shows will be charged the equivalent of two nights stay.
Key deposit required on check-in (£10, Drivers license, or Passport)
All payment types except American Express available for online bookings.