About About this hostel

Situated in the village of Lewiston within Drumnadrochit, a short distance from Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, this is a perfect location for activity or relaxation and great for families, groups and individuals. It's an ideal location for the Great Glen Way.

Loch Ness Backpackers is your Highland home away from home. The team provide a warm welcome in all weathers, with free tea and coffee, a wood stove, a large guest kitchen and a residents-only bar with over 100 Scottish beers and whiskies. 

The farmhouse itself dates back to the 18th century. Nowadays, it retains its charm but has been modernised to ensure you get a good night’s sleep and a nice hot shower in the morning before you head out to explore the spectacular surroundings. The hostel has 24 hour access.

We're a family friendly hostel and have two rooms set up just for families on holiday. We can provide kids' games, videos and consoles during your stay and there's a purpose built play park next to the hostel. 

For more information please contact +44 (0) 1456 450807, email info@lochness-backpackers.com or visit our website

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Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

05:00 - 02:00

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Access Hours

Access to rooms from 14.00.


Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Guest Kitchen

Drying Room

Laundry Room

Towel Hire

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Shopping Nearby

Free Wifi

Alcohol Licence

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement

Access with limited mobility

Reasons to visit

A perfect base from which to explore the whole of the Loch Ness region, Drumnadrochit is surrounded by glens, with Glen Urquhart and Glen Moriston as well as the Great Glen that stretches from Inverness in the east to Fort William in the west. The hostel is half way along the loch, giving you access to everything the area has to offer.

Sitting in the heart of Drumnadrochit, surrounded by beautiful countryside, this is one of the homeliest hostels you'll ever visit, known for its warm and friendly atmosphere.

No trip to Drumnadrochit would be complete without taking to the water - and kids and adults alike will love visiting the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition, boat trips on the loch and scary Urquhart Castle at night!

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