Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge, Coiltie Farmhouse, East Lewiston, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, IV63 6UJ
Call Patrick & Nikki Kipfmiller on 01456 450807
OverviewYour 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:45: 2x7, 3x6, 1xtwin, 1xdbl, 2xfamily
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 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 page of accommodation near Castles, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the map of accommodation for school groups, the present or past youth hostel page, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the Great Glen Way.
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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.Read More
Join our New Year Eve Highland House Party
September 12th 2019
Why not teat yourself, your friends and family to a New Year adventure. Journey up to Loch Ness and join the celebrations at Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge. With the help of the fine range of Scottish beers & whiskies in the private bar you may spot Nessie seeing the New Year in too!
Prices range from £20 for a dorm bed up to £125 for a family room for 5 for New Year’s Eve, with discounts outside of the New Year period. Call to discuss. We have a private bar specialising in Scottish beers and whiskies, a wood burning stove, a cosy atmosphere and we offer group catering. There are plenty of winter-friendly walks and other activities, and other pubs and restaurants within walking distance.
School groups love coming to Loch Ness
September 11th 2019
School groups of all ages love this comfortable 45 bed hostel. Perfectly situated on the Great Glen Way, within an easy walk of Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Full or half board or self catering.
A wide variety of school groups stay at Loch Ness Backpackers each year. For instance two sets of 9-11 year old groups come every year to cycle the Great Glen Way. We also host a 10-day residential film school for 16-18 year olds each year, as well as a group of 12-14-year-olds this year who were completing a programme of study at nearby Aigas Field Centre. We can provide a public liability certificate. We are also very used to helping with planning school trips – we’re happy to help however we can. Schools also appreciate the quiet, safe location and the large park right next door to us for allowing students space to run around safely.
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.