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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great hostel to stay in if you are visiting Loch Ness. It could use some renovation in the rooms, but the shared bathrooms are clean and quite modern. The shared areas are nice and cosy, with a great fireplace to rest after a day of hiking around the lake. It can get a bit noise if your...

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for just one night but the place made a fantastic impression on me. I can't speak highly enough of Patrick and the rest of the team (his awesome wee daughter too) who make you feel instantly welcome. They take of anything you need and have a great local knowledge which helped my friend and I out for planning...

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I've stayed here a few times now since Nikki and Patrick took over and I can't say enough good things about it. The first time I arrived I was welcomed warmly by Nikki and her wee baby girl Joni, made right at home and instantly got chatting with her and other guests as I aimed to take a wee rest...

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The owners are super friendly. Patrick, Javi and Nico are awesome people. Patrick's extremely knowledgeable and suggested a variety of walks that I could do. Although its a business, they make you feel at home. I was travelling solo but never for once did I feel alone. Also, Patrick really 'likes' beer - he was kind enough to recommended a...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel staff were so welcoming and friendly. Any problems that me or my boyfriend had were sorted out straight away. Breakfast was great and came with great conversation from Javi. Patrick sorted me out with a really cosy room that was comfortable, clean and warm. They gave us loads of information and tips for visiting the local areas and...

Thank hayley S
Paris, France
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Everything you expect from a decent youth hostel + very handful tips on hikes in the area + a large selection of beers and whiskys + warmfully welcomed by Patrick when arriving P.S. Thanks Anouk for taking us to the Castle at night! Val

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Great stay, the hostel was very cosy and felt like home. The hole team was delightful and very nice. Anouk , Nina , nastia & jabi were all very polite, helpful and fun to be around. PS. Loved Patrick's hat.

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pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness Backpackers, responded to this review

A massive thank you for the kind review from the entire Loch Ness team! It's great to hear you had such a good time here and that you felt right at home. Also, glad you like my hat! Happy Travels Always, Patrick and Nikki

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night here but would have certainly stayed more. The staff were super friendly and very helpful suggesting great walks and things to see and do around the area. The hostel was clean and warm, beds were comfortable and rooms were a good size. Breakfast was only £3 for a good variety of foods. Very assisting in letting us...

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pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness Backpackers, responded to this review

We're all delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Moreover, we are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy some of the local walks (despite their muddy hazards!) It means a lot to the entire team that you took the time to leave us such a kind review. It's also very helpful for us to...

Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very friendly, helpful, flexible hostel. Eleven of us stopped for accommodation/food en route to Ullapool from Oban on a charity relay run. Nicky and Patrick were great. We made a good choice staying here, it suited us perfectly. Thank you!

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pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for leaving us such a nice review. Hope the rest of the run was great and that you managed to raise some money for the charity! We really enjoyed having you stay with us and hope, should you take the crazy notion to run this way again, you will come back and see us! Best Wishes Patrick...

Morisset, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I arrived at the hostel without booking ahead, and planned to stay 2 nights. The following night was fully booked however the staff went out of their way to arrange for a bed for me regardless. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and were eager to get to know you. There was a large board covered with the...

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pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks much for the ace review! It was a pleasure having you around for a few days and I know the team will miss remember you for some time to come. Hope you enjoyed lounging by the fire and and the local area. Very happy to hear you enjoyed our little bar. We are indeed passionate about Scottish products and...

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Loch Ness Backpackers is your Highland home away from home. Owners Patrick and Nikki and their team provide a warm welcome in all weathers, with free tea and coffee, a wood burning stove, a well stocked bar, large guest kitchen and lots of friendly smiles and conversation. The farmhouse itself dates back to the 18th century. You can read about the original owners on the wall in the living room. Nowadays, it retains its charm but has been modernized to ensure that you get a good night's sleep and a nice hot shower in the morning before you head out to explore the spectacular surroundings. Free parking and free wifi. Inverness is just 20 minutes by car or bus. On the Great Glen Way. Ideal location for visiting Urquhart Castle. Breakfast, packed lunches and laundry service are available. Dogs welcome (but please call in advance). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Loch Ness Backpackers

Address: Coiltie Farm House | Drumnadrochit, East Lewiston IV63 6UJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > East Lewiston
Price Range: $64 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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“All beds are very comfy, so nothing to worry about :)”
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“Ok if travelling alone and you want to save money but if a couple its not worth it, not much more expensive to book a B & B when you factor in the cost of breakfast.”
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“There was WiFi in the common areas and there was good phone signal in the rooms. Room we were in was nice and warm. Beds were lovely. Can't imagine any of the other rooms being any less comfortable.”
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“Main building was more suitable to us ladies needing quick access to the loo”
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“if you must choose this hostel and have a choice of beds, don't choose the single bed in the dorm or you may end up with someones feet on your pillow during the night.”
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