Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge, Coiltie Farmhouse, East Lewiston, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, IV63 6UJ
Call Patrick & Nikki Kipfmiller on 01456 450807
Loch NessYour 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 (25+ Scottish beers and 25+ Scotch whiskies!), 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 you head out to explore the spectacular surroundings.
Within easy walking distance of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, pubs, cafes, restaurants and a supermarket. A perfect location for activity or relaxation surrounded by spectacular scenery. Guided hikes, fishing, watersports, mountain biking and much more can all be arranged locally. Inverness is just 25 mins by car or bus.
On the Great Glen Way. BBQs, outside seating, and garden all provided. Laundry service is available. Meals can be arranged for groups. Dogs welcome in specific rooms (but please call in advance). Free parking
Beds & Rooms:39: 4x6, 1x4, 1xfamily5, 1xtwin, 2xdouble
Open:April-Sept as a hostel. Oct-March as an exclusive use venue.
Price per night:From £24pp
Booking:Check availability on website or by phone.
Directions:Near the A82 Inverness to Fort William road. Look for brown tourist board signs saying Loch Ness Backpackers.
- Plane, bus or train to Inverness, then 25 minutes by bus to Drumnadrochit (ask to be dropped in Lewiston).
- Long Distance Walks Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Great Glen Way Loch Ness 360
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5 Reasons why Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge is THE place to stay while visiting Loch Ness
March 31st 2023
Welcome to Loch Ness, one of the most breathtaking and famous destinations in Scotland. At the heart of it all, is Loch Ness Bathpackers Lodge; an accommodation that is guaranteed to provide you with a comfortable stay while you explore the wonders of this legendary loch.
Here are five reasons why the Loch Ness Bathpackers Lodge is amazing:
1. Proximity to Loch Ness
The location of this lodge is unbeatable. Situated just a stone’s throw away from the infamous Loch Ness, it offers unparalleled access to the lake and all its attractions. Whether you want to go on a boat ride, visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery, you won’t have to travel far from the lodge.
2. Affordable rates
Loch Ness Bathpackers Lodge offers budget-friendly accommodation without compromising on comfort and amenities. If you are looking for an affordable option for your visit to Loch Ness, this lodge is an excellent choice.
3 .A comfortable and welcoming atmosphere
The lodge offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff is friendly and accommodating, making your stay a truly enjoyable one.
4. Variety of room options
The Loch Ness Bathpackers Lodge offers a range of accommodation options to suit your needs. From private rooms to shared dormitories, you can choose the option that works best for you and your budget.
5. Access to local attractions
Apart from being close to Loch Ness, the lodge is also conveniently located near other local attractions such as Urquhart Castle, the Great Glen Way, and the Highland Wildlife Park. Whether you are interested in history, nature, or outdoor activities, you will find plenty to do in the area.
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