Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge, Coiltie Farmhouse, East Lewiston, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, IV63 6UJ

Call Patrick & Nikki Kipfmiller on 01456 450807


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 (75+ Scottish beers!), a large guest kitchen and lots of local information. The farmhouse dates back to the 18th century, but 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, restaurants and supermarket. A perfect location for activity or relaxation surrounded by spectacular scenery. Horse riding, fishing, watersports and mountain biking can all be arranged locally. Free parking and free WiFi. Inverness is just 20 mins by car or bus. On the Great Glen Way. BBQs, outside seating, drying area and garden all provided. Breakfast, packed lunches and laundry service are available. Dogs welcome in specific rooms (but please call in advance). Bike storage available except in Jul/Aug. This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    Dorm beds: 32. Family rooms: 2. Private doubles/twins: 3
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    From £17pp. Discounts apply to groups or long term stays
  • Booking:

    Check availability on website or by phone.
  • Directions:

    Near the A82 Inverness to Fort William road. Look for brown signs saying Loch Ness Backpackers.
  • Public Transport:

    Plane, bus or train to Inverness, then 20 minutes by bus to Drumnadrochit (ask to be dropped in Lewiston).
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance, has availability this New Year and is on the present or past youth hostel page, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map, the Great Glen Way, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route and the page of accommodation near Castles.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
yYHA Affiliated
ZDogs by arrangement


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Latest Blog about Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge

Inverness to Drumnadrochit – Pigs and non believers

November 11th 2015

My first day on The Great Glen Walk is planned, Inverness to Drumnadrochit. Distance 20+ plus miles. Having left the picturesque city of Inverness, via canal paths, pavements and a section of housing estate, the woodland section begins.

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Inverness: setting out to Drumnadrochit
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News & Offers from Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge

Proud of our friendly home-from-home atmosphere.

April 26th 2019

Maintaining friendly, home-from-home atmosphere is a top priority for us at Loch Ness Backpackers!

Our bar offers a memorable place to spend the evening, with a taste of Scottish produce and great music. We love how our guests bond over a few drinks and guitar by the fire, making the most of our facilities to get to know their fellow travelers.

Loch Ness Backpackers Hostel

Break your adventure along the Great Glen way with a night at Drumnadrockit, a well known haunt of Nessy!

December 12th 2018

Loch ness Backpackers provides an ideal overnight stop from your 22 miles walk along the Great Glen Way from Fort Augutstus.

The adventurous Great Glen Way is an adventurous walk which tours through the magnificent landscapes of Inverness-shire, with some steep climes. I recommend this walk if you have adventure at heart, and are seeking the exciting aura surrounding Nessy’s haunts.

Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge - Inverness - The loch ness monster - The great glen way

Book Direct at Loch Ness Backpackers

October 6th 2018

An essential stop off on any tour of Scotland, Loch Ness Backpackers will give you a warm welcome withing walking distance of the famous Loch and its attractions such as Urquhart castle

Book Direct at Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge by clicking on the Book Now link on our website or going direct to their own website.  You will get the best deals on beds and rooms in this warm and friendly hostel close to the famous Loch and its many attractions including Urquhart Castle. Photo ©VisitScotland/VisitBritain


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