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Not suitable for solo or groups of travellers under the age of 18. We can, under certain conditions, accept families with children 13 and over. Private rooms are mandatory in these instances.  

Perched on the banks of legendary Loch Ness, The Lochside Hostel offers unrivalled views of Scotland’s most famous loch, and direct access to the water's edge! Perfect for walks, monster spotting and even a dip into the magical waters. 

As well as our unique location, and lovely facilities we are so easy to get to! All busses from Inverness, Skye and Fort William stop at our door. If you travel by car we make a great base to explore most of the Highlands from Skye to Ullapool to Ben Nevis to Inverness to Aviemore and the rest.

Great for hikers and Cyclists – we are on the Great Glen Way !
Canoeists – a jaw-dropping expanse of water at your doorstep!

However you travel, you are assured of a great welcome at our delightful hostel. 

Lochside is a pick up point for MacBackpackers Tours. If you'd like to book onto a tour or find out more info then chat to our receptionist when you arrive at the hostel.

Our location means that you could come prepared with food to cook [in our extensive self-catering kitchen], though we also sell some food to cook at reception, we also sell beer and wine! And snacks. Breakfast is available from £2, and free tea and coffee all day.

Property Name: Lochside Hostel

Street Address: Altsigh, Glenmoriston, Inverness

City : Loch ness

Postal Code : IV63 7YD

Phone: +441320 351274

Email: lochside@macbackpackers.com

  • Internet
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Table tennis / Ping pong
  • Tour Assistance
  • Tours

Check-in/Check-out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies:

Check-In: 5:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:30 AM

Property and Cancelation Policies :

- We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before 10.30 am of the arrival date. Late cancellations and no shows will be charged the equivalent of the first two nights’ accommodation.

- Guests cancelling outside of 48 hours prior to arrival will receive a 90% refund when booked through the Lochside Hostel website.

- If you do not show up on the date you booked for you will be charged according to our cancellation policy and your reservation will be cancelled unless you've notified us directly about your late arrival.
Terms and Conditions

Not suitable for children under 13.

Our self catering kitchen is fully open and we provide everything needed to prepare your own food. Supplies to make a basic meal are available to purchase from reception as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. 

Cleaning of the hostel takes place between 11am and 5pm. Please feel free to continue to use the hostel communal areas but be aware that some areas may be closed while we clean them.

Reservations are subject to cancellation at any point due to Force Majeure, refunds will be issued where appropriate.

FOR BOOKINGS FOR MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE YOU MUST CONTACT THE HOSTEL DIRECTLY BEFORE YOU MAKE A  BOOKING. Be aware that if you book for more than 6 people without our manager's approval your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose your deposit. This includes guests making separate/individual reservations for 6 people or more.

SORRY - ABSOLUTELY NO PARTY GROUPS LIKE STAG OR HEN PARTIES! Accommodation will not be given to these groups and no refund will be given. 


CANCELLATION POLICY. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before 10.30 am of the arrival date. Late cancellations and no shows will be charged the equivalent of the first two nights’ accommodation. If you do not show up on the date you booked for you will be charged for the first 2 nights of your booking and your reservation will be cancelled unless we have been notified about your late arrival. (Please check our detailed cancellation policy.)

CHECK-IN TIME IS 5PM - 11:00pm
LAST CHECK-IN TIME IS 11:00PM (Please phone us if you plan on arriving later than this)

Sorry but we DO NOT allow dogs on the premises, visitors need to keep dogs in their car as we have free range animals on the grounds. Horses welcome though! 

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