THE LOCHSIDE HOSTEL - LOCH NESS

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…sleep within reach of the Monster…

WE’VE EXTENDED OUR SEASON! COME VISIT US THIS OCTOBER!

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. -Mandatory track and trace sign in for all guests (Check In Scotland App)
  2. -Mandatory mask wearing when in all public spaces inside the building (Kitchen, Corridors, Lounge)
  3. -Masks may be removed when seated but need to be kept on whilst moving around
  4. -Basic Breakfast available for £3.50 per person (Cereal, Toast, Fruit, etc)
  5. -Self catering kitchen facilities open for guests from 5pm-10:30pm (Limited to 4 individuals at a time, so no group cooking)
  6. -Kitchen use may be limited due to restrictions so we would recommend eating out (Pubs/Restaurants) as a priority.
  7. -Maximum total group size of 6, groups of larger sizes will be refused
  8. -Shared bathroom facilities with regular staff cleaning schedules.
  9. -Hostel common areas inc Kitchen will be closed during the hours of 11am and 3pm for cleaning, access to rooms only during this time.
  10. -No shop stock being sold, so please be prepared to bring your own meals/alcohol and snacks as required.
  11. -Main lounge will be closed at midnight each night

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. -Mandatory track and trace sign in for all guests (Check In Scotland App)
  2. -Mandatory mask wearing when in all public spaces inside the building (Kitchen, Corridors, Lounge)
  3. -Masks may be removed when seated but need to be kept on whilst moving around
  4. -Basic Breakfast available for £3.50 per person (Cereal, Toast, Fruit, etc)
  5. -Self catering kitchen facilities open for guests from 5pm-10:30pm (Limited to 4 individuals at a time, so no group cooking)
  6. -Kitchen use may be limited due to restrictions so we would recommend eating out (Pubs/Restaurants) as a priority.
  7. -Maximum total group size of 6, groups of larger sizes will be refused
  8. -Shared bathroom facilities with regular staff cleaning schedules.
  9. -Hostel common areas inc Kitchen will be closed during the hours of 11am and 3pm for cleaning, access to rooms only during this time.
  10. -No shop stock being sold, so please be prepared to bring your own meals/alcohol and snacks as required.
  11. -Main lounge will be closed at midnight each night

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.