Featuring free WiFi, a barbecue and a terrace, the hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Drumnadrochit, 2 km from Urquhart Castle and 22 km from Inverness. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, specialised in Scottish beers. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. Aviemore is 42 km from Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge, while Nairn is 46 km away. The nearest airport is Inverness Airport, 35 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 single bed
1 double bed
2 bunk beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Awright88
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    All the staff were super friendly and helpful and the whole place was clean. The kitchen area had everything you would need and the bar area was great with a good selection of drinks, especially whisky.
  • Dominik
    Czech Republic Czech Republic
    Very nice staff (especially Dougal!). Everything clean, Drumnadrochit is just such a nice little village.
  • Marcus
    Spain Spain
    Well, honestly, everything, I can't say I'm an expert on Hostals, that being said, the experience was like being in a second home, from the first moment getting a little tour of the house, to the afternoon tea and scones the staff invited me too...

Property surroundings

Facilities of Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Hiking
  • Games room
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Pet bowls
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Lockers
    • Luggage storage
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Entertainment and family services
    • Indoor play area
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English

    Property practices

    This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules

    Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 22:00


    Until 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.


    When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that dogs are only allowed in certain rooms for an additional fee and by prior arrangement.

    Please note that the property does not allow children under 16 years old in shared dorm accommodation unless a group books out a full room.

    Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

    FAQs about Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge

    • Check-in at Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The prices at Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Games room

    • Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge is 1,000 yards from the centre of Drumnadrochit. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.