The Lochside Hostel, Alltsigh, Inverness. IV63 7YD
Call Reception on 01320 351274
OverviewPerched right on the banks of Loch Ness, the Lochside Hostel has amazing views up and down the loch and can give you direct access to the water's edge. Why not go for a dip in Scotlands largest water body? Take a walk to watch for wildlife? Or even hunt the elusive Nessie!? The Great Glen walking route passes the front door and the End to End cycle route is nearby. Drumnadrochit is just 12 miles away with boat cruises, the Loch Ness museum and Urquhart Castle. Recently reopened by MacBackpackers who also own three hostels in Edinburgh and an award-winning tour company, the Lochside Hostel provides accommodation in twin or 3-8 bed dorms. There is a communal lounge and kitchen for self-catering. As it is situated right on the A82, The Lochside Hostel is perfect as a base for exploring this part of the highlands or as a stop off on a Scottish tour. There are no shops locally so don't forget to bring enough provisions!
Beds & Rooms:47: 3x2 (twin), 2x4 (female), 5x4, 1x5, 1x8 all mixed dorms.
Open:April-October. Check in 18:00-23:00. Check out 10:30.
Price per night:From £15
Booking:Book online, groups of 6 or more contact the hostel direct via email or phone.
Directions:Directly on A82 half way between Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit. Parking is available.
Public Transport:Train at Inverness. Bus 119 from Inverness (40 mins) stops outside the hostel.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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Lochside Hostel on the banks of Loch Ness is available for whole hostel hire this Winter.
September 7th 2020
This Winter groups which comply with Government restrictions can hire The Lochside Hostel for exclusive use. We are expecting to be back open to individuals next year around the end of March.
We have some great news! Lochside Hostel is open this Autumn.
July 29th 2020
There are some changes to our usual setup to keep everyone safe and this includes only making 4 rooms available in the hostel. This means that getting a booking at the Lochside may be more difficult than usual, but they are critical to helping us beat the threat of Coronavirus. So book soon to make sure you get to spend a night on the banks of Loch Ness this summer!
We are very excited to welcome guests back through our doors.
There are, however, some changes to our usual setup:
– In order to adhere to social distancing rules and help keep everyone safe, we are only making 4 rooms available in the hostel.
-Each of these rooms will be assigned a bathroom and a slot to use our kitchen so that there are no chances for people to mix and the virus to spread.
-In between kitchen slots our staff will work tirelessly to disinfect all the surfaces to keep everyone safe and sound.
– All our staff will be briefed and trained on new hygiene regulations and our hostel will be cleaned more regularly than before.
– We are also allowing under 18s to visit our home this August! So book yourself and your family in for a tranquil few days on the Loch!
These new measures mean that getting a booking at the Lochside may be more difficult than usual, but they are critical to helping us beat the threat of Coronavirus. So book soon to make sure you get to spend a night on the banks of Loch Ness this summer!
Sleep on the lochside and look out for Nessie over breakfast !
May 14th 2019
The hostel is so close to the water you can tumble straight out of bed and into Loch Ness for a refreshing swim.
At The Lochside Hostel on the banks of Loch ness there is wild landscape and wildlife on all sides. From the dining room windows you have unbelievable panoramic views up and down the Loch. If you don’t fancy a swim, you can watch out for really wild life: pine martens, gold eagles, red deer – to say nothing of the real wild life prize of the area… The Loch Ness Monster!
The Great Glen walking route passes the front door and the End to End cycle route is nearby, close by the Monadhliath mountains are a little known treasure trove for walkers. Altogether The Lochside Hostel is a great base for exploring this patch of highlands or taking in the tourist honeypot around nearby Drumnadrochit and Urquart Castle.