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…sleep within reach of the Monster…


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.

Welcome to The Lochside Hostel, Loch Ness

Lochside Hostel Views

Nestled on the banks of Scotland's most famous Loch

Lochside Hostel can boast being the only backpackers hostel nestled directly on the banks of Loch Ness. We offer a warm, friendly spot to spend a few nights exploring the area while searching for a glimpse of Nessie or as a stopover for those heading exploring the west of our bonnie country.

Lochside Hostel Building

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 7:30am – 11am, and 5pm – 10pm with check in from 5pm.

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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!

Closed for the 2023 season...
See you in spring 2024!

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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.