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Hostels and Bunkhouses in Loch Ness, Affric and the Black Isle


Glen Affric YHA, Alltbeithe

Glen Affric YHA    Alltbeithe

Glen Affric YHA, also known as Alltbeithe, is situated at the head of Glen Affric, one of Scotland's most picturesque glens. It can only be reached on foot (and finding it requires map and compass skills) but this hostel offers a unique experience in the heart of the mountains. Click through to the YHA site for details of facilities. Walking routes to the hostel include : Alltbeithe from Glen Affric, Alltbeithe from Cluanie Inn, and two routes to Alltbeithe from Morvich in Kintail.

Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge, Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge    Drumnadrochit

The Backpackers Hostel is located in the village of Lewiston just a few minutes walk from Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, a perfect location for activity or relaxation. Horse riding, fishing on the Loch and mountain biking can all be arranged locally.

Lochside Hostel, Alltsigh

Lochside Hostel    Alltsigh

Perched on the banks of 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.

We're inviting our guests to experience our amazing hostel nestled among the trees right on the water's edge. A mere 10 seconds from the banks of legendary Loch Ness, Lochside Hostel is utterly unique in its location, views and facilities. Whether you're using our wee hostel as a base or just stopping in for a night - The Lochside Hostel offers excellent and unparalleled access to the rest of Scotland. Perfect for hikers, cyclists and paddlers exploring the Great Glen.

Bazpackers Hostel, Inverness

Bazpackers Hostel    Inverness

Located in front of Inverness Castle, Bazpackers is an old Victorian town house built in 1826 and converted in 1996 to form a modern hostel. We are the smallest hostel in Inverness and just 5 minutes from the city centre, close to everything but out of the city centre noise.

Inverness Tourist Hostel, Inverness

Inverness Tourist Hostel    Inverness

We offer the best value, the best location and the best atmosphere...come see for yourself why we are so popular in Inverness!

We’re very clean and offer free luggage storage after check-out, free Wi-Fi, free overnight parking (7pm to 7am – there is also 24-hour parking nearby for only £4). We are a modern, lively, fun-filled hostel just yards from the main bus station in the centre of town and five minutes’ walk from the train station. If you’re looking for fantastic budget-priced accommodation with a friendly atmosphere then look no further.

Inverness Youth Hostel, Inverness

Inverness Youth Hostel    Inverness

In a quiet neighbourhood, a short walk from the city centre, Inverness Youth Hostel is a great base for exploring the Highland Capital and surrounding area.

There's plenty to do in Inverness with excellent shopping, cinemas, traditional music venues, pubs, galleries and a castle. Nearby are historic sites such as Culloden Moor and Fort George; or travel further afield to see Urquhart Castle. For a more adventurous trip, enjoy dolphin spotting, mountain biking and kayaking or explore the nearby coast and stunning Highland landscape.

City Hostel, Inverness

City Hostel    Inverness

We offer private rooms or shared dorms, whatever your preference we are here to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible! Free Tea and Coffees, Fully equipped Kitchen. 24 hour access, No Curfew! We are the most central hostel and Summer nights are full of pipe band displays and on street entertainment which you can see from our windows or pop outside the front door to enjoy!

Craskie Estate Eco Camping Pods, Glencannich
 4 Sleeps maximum 4 Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Craskie Estate Eco Camping Pods    Glencannich

Excellent insulation and heating keep our loch view eco pods warm and dry all year. Each spacious pod sleeps up to four with a double and two singles. Wardrobe, cutlery, crockery, kettle, microwave, USB sockets. Each has generous deck with BBQ and stunning views over Loch Craskie.

Shared, heated bathroom facilities located a short distance from the pods in an annex of the main house. New for 2017 - additional luxury shower/toilet facilities and dish washing area. Shared fridge and space to hang wet walking gear. Wifi on site, fishing available.

Morags Lodge, Fort Augustus
Wifi / broadband

Morags Lodge    Fort Augustus

Morag's Lodge is a multi-award-winning 4* hostel located on the Great Glen Way in Fort Augustus, just a short walk from the banks of Loch Ness. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and set in wooded grounds this is the perfect budget accommodation option in the hub of the Highlands!

The hostel has a variety of room types including 4-bed & 6-bed dorms, doubles, twins, triples, and family rooms, all with private bathroom facilities. 24-hour self-catering kitchen, home-cooked meals available, lively on-site bar, free wifi, bike hire and lots more!

Black Isle Berries Bunkhouse, Tore
Wifi / broadband

Black Isle Berries Bunkhouse    Tore

Situated on a working fruit farm, Black Isle Berries Bunkhouse was completed in December 2013 and provides good-quality, warm and comfortable accommodation for all outdoor enthusiasts at a reasonable price. The kitchen/dining/seating area is well-equipped. There are four bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 3 and 4 people. A family/disabled access room sleeps up to 5 and is en-suite. There are plenty of showers for everyone else! There is ample car parking and a large drying room and bike shed opposite the bunkhouse. Free wifi.

Inverness Student Hostel, Inverness

Inverness Student Hostel    Inverness

Loch Ness is just a few miles away so if you want to go Loch Ness Monster-spotting, Inverness is the place to stay. Inverness is a small-sized city that has plenty going on in it, with live music most nights and lots of restaurants and pubs to pick and choose from.

The Inverness Student Hostel has a terrific outlook over the river and the city to the hills beyond. Its a cute building with real character and a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Our comfortable dormitory rooms have between 5 and 10 beds.


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