The Lochside Hostel, Alltsigh, Inverness. IV63 7YD

Call Reception on 01320 351274

On the banks of Loch Ness.

Perched 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!

This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    47: 3x2 (twin), 2x4 (female), 5x4, 1x5, 1x8 all mixed dorms.
  • Open:

    April-October. Check in 17:00-23:00. 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Great Glen Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
6Green Tourism Award: Bronze
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from The Lochside Hostel

Fancy spending a few days on the side of a Loch Ness?

February 4th 2022

Lochside Hostel will be available to rent out throughout February and March! We’re renting out the entire place to groups, so if you and your family want to make Loch Ness your home this February then get in touch with us!


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.

photo of lochside hostel from road

Sleep on the shores of Loch Ness

April 16th 2019

This is the only hostel in the world that can offer this unrivaled setting!

This is the only hostel in the world that can offer this unrivaled setting!

Excellent walk and cycling opportunities! The Great Glen walking route passes by the front door of our hostel, so you know it must be a stunning walk ;).  Additionally the End to End Cycle route meanders nearby.

The Lochside Hostel - beautiful view of the loch
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