Lochside Hostel, Alltsigh, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

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Exclusive use Highland hostel sleeping 52 with a games room on the banks of Loch Ness, for families and groups of friends

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Lochside Hostel, Alltsigh, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire, sleeps 2-52 in 14 bedrooms.

The Lochside Hostel (established as the Alltsigh Tea-house), originally built in the late 1890's and set right by the bonnie banks of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, is perfect for your group gathering. Operating as a backpacker hostel during the summer, in the winter months (December->March) we open our doors exclusively to your private event!

Have sole use of all facilities and the entire woodland grounds for your family gathering, hiking group, school group and more! We offer a self catering kitchen with large dining area, open wood fire, lochside scenic terrace, laundry facilities and a mixture of dormitory style rooms as well as private rooms to accommodate everyone.

Our hostel was the original setting for the famous 'Surgeon's Photo' in 1934 where the Loch Ness monster was spotted and it's image shown around the world! Lochside Hostel is located on a picturesque stretch of shoreline between Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus, so how about a beachside bonfire? Peering out of the window with a pair of binoculars? Or relaxing with a glass of whisky in front of the cosy fire? Then don't wait to contact us so you can come and see if you can find a monster or two for yourself!

Our beds are split into two separate buildings (Main house and Annex):
Main building accommodation with living area, dining area, kitchen, sleeps 29 split into:
4 x 4 bed dorms
2 x twin rooms
1 x single room (1 single bed for 1 person)
1 x 8 bed dorm

Annex (available upon request) can sleep an additional 23 people with no living space, but with showers and toilets. These are split into:
4 x 4 bed dorms
1 x single room
1 x 6 bed dorm

Your group will have exclusive use of all hostel facilities and accommodation.

A host will be available to greet you upon check in and during your stay should you have any questions or need any assistance.


Full kitchen facilities including fridges, ovens, gas stove tops, microwaves, cutlery and all cooking utensils.
Dining room with tables and chairs to sit 29 people.
Sofas and lounge with a comfy fire, perfect for board games and cards.
Music played using a computer throughout the lounge and dining area.
Free WiFi available.
Pool table and table tennis.
Central heating throughout both buildings, including in each room. Open log fire in the lounge/living area.
Dorms sleeping 8, 6, 4 (x 8). 2 twin rooms, 2 single rooms (1 single bed for 1 person).
Bed sheets and linen will be provided and beds made ready for your arrival.
Main House: 4 showers and 5 toilets. Further showers and toilet facilities in Annex.
Limited disabled access. Please enquire.
No children's facilities provided.
Outdoor barbecue, terrace with waterfront views and beach-side bonfires.
Swimming in Loch Ness - for the brave!
Parking spaces enough for 15+ cars and minibuses.
Smoking permitted outside only.
No pets allowed inside building. Please contact for details.


Located 45 minute drive from Inverness our hostel is perched around half way down Loch Ness in the small town of Alltsigh.
Drumnadrochit. Small shop at the hostel for essentials.
Invermoriston Arms Hotel.

Booking Information

£350 per night, 3 nights £1050, 1 week £2450.
£1000 damage deposit.
No pets allowed inside.
No Stag or Hen parties.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

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IV63 7YD
United Kingdom
Loch Ness Youth Hostel.

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Lochside Hostel, Alltsigh, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

Hayden Barnes

Joined us: 2018
+44 (0)1320 351 274
IV63 7YD
United Kingdom