The Lochside Hostel, Altsigh, Inverness. IV63 7YD

Call Reception on 01320 351274

Overview

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.

Details

  • Rooms & Beds:

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

    Check in 2pm, check out 10am
  • 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

This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and is on the IHUK signage page, the present or past youth hostel page and the Great Glen Way.

Facilities

aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
jShowers
pClothes washing facilities
[WiFi
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee

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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
News

"Sleep uncomfortably close to the monster"

February 20th 2018

The Lochside Hostel

“Sleep uncomfortably close to the monster!” The website of Lochside Hostel intriguingly announces. 

Unless you’ve got a particularly snore-y partner, you’ll no doubt be thinking of The Loch Ness Monster, and you’d be right! Among the many wonderful features of The Lochside Hostel is that it is, as the name suggests, on the side of the loch. The hostel owners are playful with the marketing the monster, as you can tell. The playfulness extends, too, to tartan. There’s plenty of it. A tartan pool table, a tartan balcony overlooking the loch. 

The hostel owner’s personal touch is commented on and valued by visitors:

“Yes great hostel. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Very well priced and the breakfast also excellent value at £1.50.Highly recommended”

“We’ve spent three nights in the hostel, and it is safe to say, that this was the highlight of our already amazing Highland trip! The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, the whole hostel is super clean. We are definitely going back.” quotedINternational visitors

“Bruce and Stephen are the bomb-diggity! Best views in town.” As they also gave a 5 star report, I can only assume this is a positive review.

 

News

“Sleep uncomfortably close to the monster”

February 20th 2018

The Lochside Hostel

“Sleep uncomfortably close to the monster!” The website of Lochside Hostel intriguingly announces. 

Unless you’ve got a particularly snore-y partner, you’ll no doubt be thinking of The Loch Ness Monster, and you’d be right! Among the many wonderful features of The Lochside Hostel is that it is, as the name suggests, on the side of the loch. The hostel owners are playful with the marketing the monster, as you can tell. The playfulness extends, too, to tartan. There’s plenty of it. A tartan pool table, a tartan balcony overlooking the loch. 

The hostel owner’s personal touch is commented on and valued by visitors:

“Yes great hostel. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Very well priced and the breakfast also excellent value at £1.50.Highly recommended”

“We’ve spent three nights in the hostel, and it is safe to say, that this was the highlight of our already amazing Highland trip! The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, the whole hostel is super clean. We are definitely going back.” quotedINternational visitors

“Bruce and Stephen are the bomb-diggity! Best views in town.” As they also gave a 5 star report, I can only assume this is a positive review.

 

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