1 Loch Ness Backpackers

Inverness and Loch Ness

Sitting next to the Great Glen Way, our customers know us for our warm, friendy welcome, comfortable rooms, great bar with massive range of Scottish beers and whiskies, and excellent location right by Urquhart Castle. Closest hostel to Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness and the Monster Exhibitions. Ideal accommodation and excellent facilities for both individual guests, families and large and small groups. Note: no under-18s allowed in dorms.

Contact: Nikki and Patrick Kipfmiller

Coiltie Farmhouse
East Lewiston,
Inverness-shire, IV63 6UJ
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Tel: 01456 450 807
Mob: 07922414475
Grid Ref: NH513293
Beds: 30
Open: Open all year except February
Notes: We love dogs but only if we are pre-warned (as they can only go in certain rooms). £5 cleaning surcharge applies.
Nearest Public Transport: 150m from bus stop with buses from Fort William and Inverness. (Ask bus driver to let you off at Lewiston, not in centre of Drumnadrochit.)
Nearest Shop/Pub: 500m

Hostel accommodation for the Great Glen Way and Affric-Kintail Way

Loch Ness Backpackers is a warm and friendly little hostel with a relaxed atmosphere. The hostel is situated in the village of Lewiston a few minutes' walk from Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, the perfect location for activity or relaxation.

Excellent facilities

The Lodge has dormitories, a double room, a twin room and two family rooms. All bed linen is included and towels can be hired. Bathroom facilities are shared.
There is a living room with with a cosy log fire, guitars, and sofas. There are 2 dining areas and a self-catering kitchen.  There is a residents-only bar in the hostel specialising in Scottish beers and whiskies (we have over 70 beers and over 25 whiskies), with great music. The garden has a bbq area and picnic tables. 

Perfect for large and small groups

The Hostel has grown from what was once an 18th century farm cottage and barns. There are two separate areas making it ideal for large groups of up to 45, or smaller groups and individuals who can be accommodated in either the 25 beds in the main house or the 18 in the bunkhouse area. Following extensive refurbishment in 2010, Loch Ness Backpackers now has a function room with bar. This is fully equipped with IT facilities and a 120" screen. Guests can use this either for presentations or for showing films. We also offer catering for groups of 10 or more. Please email/call us for further information on catering, or visit our website.



From £18.00 per person per night

Double/Twin Room:

From £50.00 per room per night

Family Room:

From £85.00 per room per night


From £800.00 whole hostel per night

Exclusive Use:

From £800.00 whole hostel per night

Reviews (2)


Reviewed on May 14, 2017

I',m feel like my own home.

Stayed May 2017

Good stay

Reviewed on October 17, 2016

I will stay again later

Stayed September 2016