Morag's Lodge

Inverness and Loch Ness

Great facilities for all in the hub of the Great Glen! In Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Morag's Lodge offers award-winning, four-star quality budget hostel accommodation for independent travellers, families and backpackers. Ensuite dorms and private rooms. Lively bar with regular entertainment. Home-cooked traditional meals. Free wifi and bike hire available.

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Contact: Claire Christie

Bunoich Brae
Fort Augustus,
Inverness-shire, PH32 4DG
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Tel: 01320 366 289
Grid Ref: NH378097
Beds: 81
Open: All year
Notes: Open all year with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Nearest Public Transport: 300m
Nearest Shop/Pub: 300m

Great value hostel accommodation at Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

Morag’s Lodge is a top quality 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. The modern and super-comfy bunks have private reading lights and power points, and all linen is provided free of charge.

There are excellent cheap meal options, from a buffet style budget breakfast to delicious home-cooked evening meals using local produce. There is also 24 hour access to the self-catering kitchen and free tea & coffee facilities.

The rustic bothy-style bar offers a superb range of local beers and single malts, has a cosy log fire for the colder winter nights, and regular live entertainment.

Other facilities include a drying room, laundry service, free wifi, toys, games, book swap and the famous red piano!

The friendly and welcoming team can assist with arranging local activities, including the on-site bike hire and boat trips on Loch Ness, as well as advising on day trips and other activities available in the area. The team are on-hand to ensure you are able to make the most of your time and are proud to deliver “Highland Hospitality” at its best!





Dormitory Ensuite:

From £24.50 per person per night

Single Room Ensuite:

From £62.00 per person per night

Double/Twin Room Ensuite:

From £62.00 per person per night

From £60.00 per room per night

Family Room Ensuite:

From £28.00 per person per night

From £81.00 per room per night


From £21.60 per person per night

Special Rate:

Discounts offered to groups of 15+. Please contact us direct for more info. Children under 5 stay free of charge in private rooms only. Please contact us direct for all family room options.

Reviews (238)

Great Hostel

Reviewed on September 9, 2020

We stayed at Morag's Lodge on night one of Mountain Biking the Great Glen Way. Expected a bed, a shower and some food but got a whole lot more. Morag's Lodge is welcoming, warm, clean and just has a really nice feel about it. Paul, who met us on arrival was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the local area and the Great Glen Way. We had dinner in the bar at the Hostel. Bar was great and created a wee bit of atmosphere that can be really lacking in these Covid times. WE got a great big plateful of food which was just what was needed. Room was comfortable and shower was great. With a secure bike store and loads of big comfy arm chairs i think Morag's has a winning formula. I would stay again for sure.

Stayed September 2020

Great location

Reviewed on August 24, 2020

Very enjoyable stay. Quiet location but close to amenities. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Good bar. Would use again.

Stayed August 2020

Perfect !

Reviewed on August 23, 2020

Staff and Best quality hostel ! Wish we have stayed longer and a perfect place with kids !!

Stayed August 2020

Hostel response:

Thank you so much for your awesome review, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are proud to provide accommodation to a wide variety of guests, including families with children. We hope you have a good onward journey, and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future :0)

Even COVID-19 couldn't ruin a stay here!

Reviewed on August 17, 2020

I stayed here for 3 nights with a group of 3 friends at the end of July this year during what must be very tricky circumstances for the hospitality industry. Apart from reducing the overall atmosphere of what I guess would be a bustling hostel at normal times, even a pandemic couldn't bring down our overall review of the hostel. The staff went out of their way to assist, the meals on offer were limited but delicious, the bar was open and we couldn't have asked for more. Thanks to all who served us during our stay. We will be back!

Stayed July 2020

Good place for a brief stay

Reviewed on August 16, 2020

We stayed for one night only as we were on our way to Isle of Skye. The staff were very friendly and the room was basic but clean. No isssues re cleanliness and there was disinfectant at the entrance in the hotel. However as the room is so basic it would be hard to stay longer there. Also quite pricey although everything else in the area was even more expensive

Stayed August 2020


Reviewed on August 9, 2020

Great place to stay, a little bit quiet because of covid-19 but great hostel all the same. We were given a private bunk bed room with a double bed since my partner and I were travelling together. We had clean towels provided, and had a nice stay!

Stayed July 2020