On the banks of Loch Ness.


The Lochside Hostel, Altsigh, Inverness. IV63 7YD

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!

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The Lochside Hostel | On the banks of Loch Ness.

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Rooms & Beds:

47: 3×2 (twin), 2×4 (female), 5×4, 1×5, 1×8 all mixed dorms.


Check in 2pm, check out 10am

Price per night:

From £15


Book online, groups of 6 or more contact the hostel direct via email or phone.


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

This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and is on the present or past youth hostel page, the Land's End to John O' Groats Walk and the Great Glen Way.

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