Loch Ness, Fort William, Inverness, The Great Glen: Bunkhouses, Bothies & Hostels

Loch Ness, Fort William, Inverness, The Great Glen

This map shows the locations of our range of Independent Hostels along the Great Glen, around Fort William, Inverness and the infamous Loch Ness. Hostels in Inverness are great for city breaks: exploring the beautiful castles, cathedrals, and art galleries, or just experiencing the thrill of the city itself. These central Inverness hostels are also a great alternative to airport Hotels, and their low cost won’t put a big toll on your holiday expenses. Not only are they great for city breaks, our hostels are also well equipped for adventurous holidays in more rural locations, and if you are more of an adventurous person, can you think of a better place to go exploring than by the Loch Ness? The excitement of staying right by the Loch Ness, in the centre of all the spooky origin tales of Nessie, the legendary LochNess Monster!

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Bank Street Lodge

Bank Street Lodge is situated 100 metres from Fort William High Street which has numerous shops, pubs, restaurants and banks. There is a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery provided. The common room lounge has a TV, it also provides tables and chairs for eating self prepared meals, and a snack vending machine. All bedding is provided. Some rooms are en suite (twins, doubles and family). WiFi is also now available in our lounge/TV room.

Glenfinnan Sleeping Car

Glenfinnan sleeping car provides unique, comfortable accommodation in an historic railway carriage adjacent to Glenfinnan Station. An ideal location for the mountains of Lochaber, Rough Bounds, Moidart and Ardgour. Glenfinnan makes a great starting point for bothy expeditions and is a useful stopping-off point on the route to Skye. Why not use it also for extended stays using road or rail for trips to fishing, golf, ferries, cruises, and beach locations? The sleeping car has a fully equipped kitchen,

Morags Lodge Loch Ness

A multi-award winning hostel with a range of rooms to meet all needs and budgets in the bustling village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. The perfect base to explore the Loch Ness area and an ideal stop off on the Great Glen Way. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and set in wooded grounds this is the perfect budget accommodation option in the hub of the Highlands! A variety of room types include dorms, doubles, twins, and

Glencoe Independent Hostel

Glencoe Independent Hostel, centred around an old highland croft in the heart of Glencoe, offers great value accommodation for groups, families and individuals. It is set in secluded and peaceful woodland midway between Glencoe village and the Clachaig Inn with immediate access to world class cycling, walking, climbing and kayaking. The hostel is 20 minutes from Glencoe Ski Centre and the West Highland Way and 40 minutes from Nevis Range. The hostel has 4 rooms, a lounge with open fire,

Great Glen Hostel

Nestled between mountains and lochs in the heart of the “Outdoor Capital of the UK”, 20 miles north of Fort William and 10 miles south of Loch Ness, the Great Glen Hostel is an ideal location whether you’re touring the Highlands, bagging Munros or paddling rivers and lochs, and it is only a few minutes’ walk from the Great Glen Way. The hostel provides comfortable accommodation in twin, family and dormitory rooms. Hostel facilities include a self-catering kitchen, drying

Slochd Mhor Lodge

Slochd Mhor Lodge is perfectly situated in spectacular Strathspey in the Cairngorms National Park, halfway between the villages of Carrbridge and Tomatin. The Lodge is on an ‘off road’ section of the No 7 Sustrans cycle route, surrounded by hills and forests. This is perfect walking country and in winter there are nordic ski trails from the doorstep. Slochd Mhor Lodge offers a genuine welcome in warm cosy surroundings with full central heating. Fully equipped kitchen and a spacious dining

Abernethy Bunkhouse

Sharing a car park with the Speyside Way and just yards from the river, the converted Nethy Station offers all that a group of 10-26 could expect from a bunkhouse and you only pay for a maximum of 20 beds. It is well equipped, fully central heated and has two public areas. Most rooms have triple bunks and there is a 2 bunk room with unusual access: we call it Narnia, as you get there through a wardrobe! There is 25 26 27

Àite Cruinnichidh

Àite Cruinnichidh, 15 miles northeast of Fort William, occupies a unique sheltered spot adjacent to the Monessie Gorge where you can explore remote glens, mountain passes and lochs. There are numerous walks easily accessible from the hostel and seven magnificent canoeing rivers within 20 miles.

Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge

Your highland home away from home. Owners Patrick and Nikki and their team provide a warm welcome in all weathers, with free tea and coffee, a wood burning stove, a well stocked bar (30+ Scottish beers!), a large guest kitchen and lots of local information. The farmhouse dates back to the 18th century, nowadays, it retains its charm but has been modernized to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep and a nice hot shower in the morning before

Corran Bunkhouse

Corran Bunkhouse 4 star accommodation is situated in a stunning lochside location surrounded by mountains in the magnificent Highlands of Scotland, 8 miles south of Fort William and 7 miles north of Glencoe. The Corran Bunkhouse is made up of two fully equipped self-catering bunkhouses which between them can offer comfortable accommodation for up to 32 people. One bunkhouse sleeps 12 and the other sleeps 20 making Corran Bunkhouse an ideal base for small and large groups. Individual travellers

The Lochside Hostel

Perched right on the banks of Loch Ness, the Lochside Hostel has amazing views up and down the loch and can give you direct access to the water’s edge. Why not go for a dip in Scotlands largest water body? Take a walk to watch for wildlife? Or even hunt the elusive Nessie!? The Great Glen walking route passes the front door and the End to End cycle route is nearby. Drumnadrochit is just 12 miles away with boat

Inverness Student Hotel

Set amongst some of Scotland’s most fascinating attractions, the bustling town centre of Inverness soon gives way to lochs, hills, forests and glens. Close to Inverness Castle, the cosy and friendly Student Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the town and the mountains beyond. After a hard day’s Nessie hunting, the hostel provides the perfect place to unwind, just yards from the city’s varied night-life and a few minutes’ walk from bus and train stations. Relax in the fabulous lounge

Ardenbeg Bunkhouse

Part of the award-winning Craggan Outdoors activity centre, Ardenbeg offers good value self-catering accommodation across rooms of four, five, six & eight bunks, along with two well appointed kitchen / dining / common room areas, four bathrooms and a large private garden with BBQ, picnic tables & a children’s play area. The property is situated on a quiet residential street in Grantown-on-Spey, the historic capital of Strathspey. As well as the wide range of outdoor activities on offer through

By the Way Hostel and Campsite

By The Way Hostel and Campsite can be found in the Loch Lomond National Park halfway between Arrochar’s peaks and the grandeur of Glencoe. The site is aimed primarily at outdoor enthusiasts and with great walking (the West Highland Way passes by the hostel), climbing, and white water rafting. There is lots to be enthusiastic about, Munro-baggers can find 50 Munros within 20 miles. Accommodation options range from camping (with an indoor cooking/dining area and campers’ drying room), basic

Coorie Doon

This beautiful timber cabin offers high quality, 5 star accommodation in an area ideal for those who love the outdoors. Next to NCN Route 78 the cabin offers easy access to world class hiking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, or simply enjoying the amazing view. Es is an accomplished mountaineer happy to offer advice on how best to enjoy the area. Set on the Caledonian Canal (route of the Great Glen Way) with stunning views to Ben Nevis, Loch Linnhe, Aonach

Fort William Backpackers

Deep in the Highlands, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery lies Fort William, a mecca for those with a spirit of adventure. You can start (or end) the ‘West Highland Way’ in Fort William, hike or bike along mountain trails, go for a boat trip on the sea loch or just take it easy amidst the wonderful scenery. Even in winter Fort William stays busy with skiing, snow-boarding, mountaineering and ice-climbing. Nestling on a hillside above the town, with wonderful

Saddle Mountain Hostel

Saddle Mountain Hostel is a four star hostel in the village of Invergarry, between Loch Ness and Fort William and at the junction with the road to the Isle of Skye. Surrounded by mountains, glens, lochs and forests, the amazing scenery and wildlife make Saddle Mountain Hostel a great place to explore the Scottish Highlands. Great for Munro bagging, walking, cycling, scenic tours, visiting castles, water sports, fishing, and wildlife watching. The hostel has lots of maps and guidebooks and

Knoydart Bunkhouse

Knoydart is a remote peninsula on the west coast of Scotland reachable only by boat or long hike. Known as the Rough Bounds because of its remoteness Knoydart is renowned for its secluded beaches, rugged grandeur and blissful tranquillity. It is a haven for hill walkers, mountain bikers, mountaineers and wildlife enthusiasts. A community enterprise, the bunkhouse aims to run on green principals and is owned by the Knoydart Foundation, a community owned organisation.

This map of the Great Glen including Fort William, Inverness and Loch Ness shows bunkhouses, bothies & hostels near Lochness: Part of Independent Hostels UK, the largest network of bunkhouses and hostels in the UK.

Whether you’re a sceptic or a true mystic believer, go and see for yourself whether Nessie actually lurks under the murky waters of Scotland’s infamous Loch Ness. Fort William is often know at the outdoor capital of the UK. Towered over by Ben Nevis and just around the bend from Glen Nevis and the superb mountain pass at  Glencoe The astounding parallel roads of Glen Roy are accessible from nearby Roy Bridge. Independent Hostels are privately, owned like B&B, but in every other way they are different. They provides self catering facilities and a warm and buzzing social atmosphere. Hostels and bunkhouses are family friendly, and great for meeting new people to share your adventures with. There are often other people staying in these hostels that can show you around. Private rooms in hostels are amazingly affordable and dormitories even cheaper, so if you’re looking for low budget but super accommodation take a look at these Independent Hostels. They are equipped with a range of facilities, often including: en suit rooms, self catering, WiFi, drying rooms, clothes washing facilities, catered food, dormitories, private rooms, and possibly more.