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Loch Ness Backpackers

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Coiltie Farm House Drumnadrochit, East Lewiston IV63 6UJ Scotland See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
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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, ...More 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). Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
US$ 42 - US$ 123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > East Lewiston
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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...More

Thank Mike R
Response from pkipfmiller, Manager at Loch Ness BackpackersResponded 14 May 2017

Mike! Thanks for leaving us a review! We have thoroughly enjoyed your visits with us over the winter months and into the spring. We miss your stays and hope that you are making the most of your next big adventure. Should the road bring you...More

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...More

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Response from pkipfmiller, Manager at Loch Ness BackpackersResponded 14 May 2017

I think you have written a perfect spiel not only for our little hostel but for the Great Glen as well! We are so happy to hear that your stay was great and that you really made the most of the experience. There is always...More

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...More

Thank hayley S
Response from pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness BackpackersResponded 14 May 2017

Awe, thanks so much for the kind words. You are definitely going to be missed around Drum! Your visits were always a pleasure and you will always be a part of the LNB family! Best of luck in your new big life adventure. We will...More

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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Response from pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness BackpackersResponded 14 May 2017

Castle, beer, whisky,hiking. and making new friends. This is the foundation of our little highland hostel! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Best of luck in all your future journeys, Patrick and Nikki

Reviewed 26 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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Response from pkipfmiller, Owner at Loch Ness BackpackersResponded 29 November 2016

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

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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."
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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..."
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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..."
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