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 (191)

one night stay

Reviewed on March 19, 2018

Well run modern hostel, had a great stay there, no complaints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!close to fort Augustus bus stop and londis supermarket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stayed March 2018

Great for tourists

Reviewed on March 18, 2018

Nice, clean hostel with plenty of space in rooms and public areas. Great for back-packers or tourists but has some limitations for self catering hill walkers. Drying 'cupboard' works but is small and kitchen would struggle for space and equipment if a number of people were self catering.

Stayed March 2018

Hostel response:

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you found our hostel to be clean and spacious. As our drying room is limited in space, we also dry items of clothing free of charge, we are sorry that you were not made aware of this.

One of the best hostels in the highlands!

Reviewed on January 2, 2018

We came here with Haggis Adventures and were absolutely pleased with Morag's Lodge. Extremely friendly staff, clean room with its own very large bathroom, and great social spaces (bar, lounge, and cafeteria). Also not far from the city center. The only thing I'd say could be improved is the cafeteria food. This is a hostel after all, and the food is still better than most others, so I still give it 5 stars. 100% recommended!

Stayed December 2017

Amazing Hostel

Reviewed on January 1, 2018

This is one of the best hostels that I've stayed at! Beds are comfy and rooms are spacious. Bathrooms are a part of each room, and are spotless! I paid for food at the hostel, which was delicious and worth how much you paid for it. I'd recommend this place to all of my friends!

Stayed December 2017

Comfortable and clean

Reviewed on November 14, 2017

The room was very comfortable and clean, as well as the shower and toilet area. The area for dinner and the bar are nice.

Stayed October 2017

Hostel response:

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found our hostel comfortable, and we hope that you had a good onward journey.

Stayed with Haggis Adventures - Loved it!

Reviewed on November 6, 2017

The hostel was wonderful and the staff was very approachable and friendly! We had dinner and breakfast with them while we were there, and the food was delicious and generously portioned! The trivia night was great fun, and it provided a wonderful atmosphere for bonding with fellow travelers! Great location, right around the corner from wonderful views of Loch Ness!!

Stayed October 2017

Hostel response:

Thanks for you great review, we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us at Loch Ness, and had fun joining in with the pub quiz. We hope that you had a good onward journey