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 (50+ 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. Guided hikes, fishing, watersports and mountain biking can all be arranged locally. 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). Free parking. Bike storage available except in Jul/Aug.

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aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
yYHA Affiliated
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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Looking for a winter adventure? Book sole use of Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge.

September 29th 2021

Gather your friends and family for a few fun filled days on the banks of Loch Ness. Surrounded by stunning scenery, there’s great walking and cycling from the doorstep, a short walk takes you to the iconic Urquhart Castle and Inverness is just a 20 min drive away. What a great way to celebrate a birthday, organise a post covid reunion or simply get together to enjoy each other’s company in this unique setting.

With 45 beds across 9 rooms and a lovely large self catering kitchen there will be space for everyone.  What’s more the Lodge’s wood burning stove and  well stocked bar will be just what you need after a day exploring this wonderful part of the country.

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Re-opening April 2021

July 2nd 2020

Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge is now open with reduced capacity and no shared dorms. We are sorry if this is a disappointment but our priority is keeping everyone safely distanced.

This 18th-century Highland farmhouse provides friendly accommodation walking distance of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, he Great Glen Way and with pubs, restaurants and supermarket close by.


Start or finish your Affric-Kintail walk or MTB ride at Loch Ness Bapckpackers Lodge

February 15th 2020

A warm cosy hostel, geared up for walkers and mountain bikers just a 10 minutes walk from the start of the route. You can leave your luggage at the hotel until you return.

With a supermarket, pubs and restaurants within walking distance and optional breakfast and packed lunches from Loch Ness Backpacker Lodge, you don’t  have to worry about what you are going to eat.  There’s a shed to store you bikes in.  And to top it all the hostel has it’s own bar with 50+ Scottish beers.

The Affric Kintail Way is a fully signposted, superb cross-country route for walkers and mountain bikers stretching almost 44 miles from Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness to Morvich in Kintail by Loch Duich. Given the proximity to the Great Glen Way (Inverness – Fort William) it is quite possible to extend your route to/from Drumnadrochit to Inverness and enjoy a spectacular coast to coast trek.

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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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