Great Glen Hostel, South Laggan, Spean Bridge, Invernesshire, PH34 4EA

Call The Manager on 01809 501430


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 room, laundry, bike and canoe storage, free internet access, hot showers and a hostel store.

The whole hostel is available for exclusive rental for groups throughout the year.

This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    49: 3x2, 1x3, 4x5, 2x6, 1x8
  • Open:

    All year. All day. Please call first Nov-March.
  • Price per night:

    Dorm beds from £22. Twin rooms from £26 pp. Whole hostel for sole use from £500 per night.
  • Booking:

    Booking recommended. Please telephone in advance or book online
  • Directions:

    We are located 11 miles north of Spean Bridge and 3 miles south of Invergarry on the A82 in a small settlement called South Laggan. Citylink buses stop 100m north of the hostel on the A82. If you are walking the Great Glen Way, stay on the Way until you see signs directing you to the hostel.
  • Public Transport:

    Citylink bus services between Glasgow and the Isle of Skye, and between Fort William and Inverness will stop nearby. Nearest railway station: Spean Bridge. Nearest airport: Inverness.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Cape Wrath Trail Scottish National Trail Great Glen Way
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Great Glen Hostel

Great Glen Hostel is open for Winter 2020.

July 30th 2020

Nestled between mountains and lochs, 20 miles north of Fort William and 10 miles south of Loch Ness, Great Glen Hostel is your perfect Highland base. Escape the stresses of this ever-changing world this winter and come to Great Glen Hostel for some Highland therapy.


Great value food and walkers accommodation on the Great Glen Way.

September 4th 2019

A days walks from Fort William (23 miles on flat loch-side terrain) is to Laggan Locks. Just a few minutes walk off the route is the Great Glen Hostel at Laggan, which provides good value accommodation and meals ideal for walkers.

The Great Glen Way can be walked in 3 to 5 days stopping at Independent Hostels, providing accommodation that caters specifically for long distance walkers and mountain bikers.  The Great Glen Way travels from Fort William, the largest town in the West Highlands, to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. It is a way marked walk of around 75 miles. The route follows the natural fault of the Great Glen which divides Scotland in half. Most of the route is at low level alongside the water with higher sections between Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit . The Great Glen Way runs alongside Loch Linnhe, Loch Oich and through the forests above Loch Ness. There is a section along the towpath of the Caledonian Canal which links these lochs to make a navigable sea route from the West Coast of Scotland to the Moray Firth.



July 13th 2018

We guarantee you the best price stay at our great self catering hostel near Loch Ness on The Great Glen Way.

Great Glen Hostel provides a Visit Scotland quality assured self catering hostel experience in South Laggan on The Great Glen Way. Our hostel is guaranteed to be the best available price in the area while also providing you with all necessary amenities.  Our facilities include a self catering kitchen, a drying room, clothes washing facilities, a hostel shop, WiFi, and a computer with internet.

Our facilities gives you the freedom to choose what style holiday you’d enjoy. With dormitories, which provide a very affordable and social experience, to private rooms which give the atmosphere of a hotel-like luxury and privacy. Our self catering facilities allow you the opportunity to cook as if at home, allowing you to experience delicious local food on a budget, or with meals available locally at a range of restaurants, cafes, and chippies, you can treat yourself to luxury and relaxation.

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