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Loch Ness Backpackers

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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).
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Family Rooms
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Inverness Airport35 km
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I scheduled my stay after it got to cold the day before to camp and good thing I did. The hotel is cosy and the staff were nice and good for a conversation. The hostel may seem cramped when walking around, but the rooms have...More

Thank elFonseca
Response from pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness BackpackersResponded 15 June 2018

Hello and thanks for taking the time to share your experience at our wee hostel. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here. Cosy is our aim and we are glad you found it to be such. It's very nice to hear you...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Im a single mother of 41yo of a lovely daughter of 20 yo. We often travel together, every chance we get, as it’s something that fulfills is tremendously. These holidays we decided to explore the astounding Scotland and it’s glorious History. What happened to my...More

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Response from pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness BackpackersResponded 5 January 2018

Hello again, We would firstly like to thank you for sharing your story on a fourth website. I would really not rather engage you any further on this. I have apologized and allowed you to carry on in the hopes that kindness and time would...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

OUR STAY: One night, private with two beds with shared bathrooms, two adults. THE LOCATION: right in Drumnadrochit near all the services and close to Loch Ness. Quite a small village though. Parking available. THE FACILITIES: Nice self-catering kitchen, but very small. We were able...More

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Response from pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness BackpackersResponded 19 December 2017

Thanks so much for leaving your very thorough review. We're glad that you were satisifed with your overall stay. However, we are very sorry to hear that you found the bed uncomofrtable. We will be reviewing all of our mattresses this winter and we greatly...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

What can I say at my stay at Loch Ness Backpackers? I was sad to leave what felt like a neat little family made by the couple running the hostel and the international staff. I originally came for one night on the way from Edinburgh...More

Thank rbexlaw
Response from pkipfmiller, Manager at Loch Ness BackpackersResponded 19 December 2017

Thansk so much for the lovely words. We will miss you as well and we thoroughly enjoyed your stay. It almost felt like you were ar part of our wee home here! Your review means a lot to us and we hope that if the...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed for two nights with party of nine. Handy location for access to many hills with clean and functional communal accommodation. Great to have a bar and wide range of beers. Kitchen and dining area good with great hosts. The only draw back and is...More

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Response from pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness BackpackersResponded 19 December 2017

Cheers lads for the review. We host many a munro bagger and we're glad to hear you had a great stay with us. Heard loud and clear on the drying room. We are looking for new and creative ways to deal with this problem and...More

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Yes they do! You have to contact them before you arrive but yes.
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"Take some time to order and drink good beers there."
29 Oct 2017
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"All beds are very comfy, so nothing to worry about :)"
14 Oct 2016
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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..."
14 Jun 2015
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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..."
8 Jun 2015
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US$ 44 - US$ 96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandLoch NessEast Lewiston
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