The Lochside Hostel

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Overview of The Lochside Hostel

The Lochside Hostel

1.5 star property
Basic hostel in Inverness

9,4/10 Exceptional

15 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
The Lochside Hostel, Altsigh, Inverness, Scotland, IV63 7YD
Main amenities
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Convenience store
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Inverness Castle - 42 min drive

Getting around

  • Inverness (INV) - 58 min drive
  • Beauly Station - 27 min drive

About this property

The Lochside Hostel

Property highlights
At The Lochside Hostel, you can look forward to a grocery/convenience store, a terrace, and a garden. In addition to laundry facilities, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), a front desk safe, and luggage storage
  • Smoke-free premises and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Lochside Hostel have amenities such as safes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers and hair dryers
  • Communal kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time from 5 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (16 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Grocery/convenience store


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Bed sheets fee: GBP 1 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 2 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Lochside Hostel Inverness
Lochside Hostel
Lochside Inverness
The Lochside Hostel Inverness
The Lochside Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Lochside Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Inverness

Frequently asked questions

Does The Lochside Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Lochside Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Lochside Hostel?
As of 04 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Lochside Hostel on 04 November 2022 start from R1 351, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Lochside Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Lochside Hostel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Lochside Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Lochside Hostel?
You can check in from 5 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at The Lochside Hostel and nearby?
The Lochside Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Lochside Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Glen Rowan Cafe (3.1 mi).

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Harry, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marcin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was an excellent hostel. The staff were friendly and helpful. There were beautiful views of Loch Ness. The rooms were clean. Strongly recommend.
Tami, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

lake-side hostel
Nice lake-side hostel in a quiet nature area. The rooms have a lot of beds. I'd appreciate courtesy curtains for privacy. Each bed has a private light and several plugs for charging items. There is little furniture in the room which causes a lof of stuff to lay around. Maybe some small shelves? Bedsheets are soft and warm. Parking is on-site. Wifi works decently well There is a large common room with large kitchen. Its a good option for large groups. Thery have basic food items for sale and a paid breakfast. This is nice because there are no stores around. Showers are shared. Clean. Staff is very friendly.
Vincent, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lochside hostel
Very comfortable night, reception very friendly. Lovely private Lochside beach. Well stocked tuc shop and equipped kitchen. Breakfast expensive for what it is
Rhys, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly, welcoming with best view of Loch Ness
A great place to stop, broke up our journey from Fort William to Elgin. Staff were really kind and welcoming, breakfast was great value (lots for £3.50). Make sure you bring food with you, as there is no shop for miles. Definitely have a dip in the lake by the private beach, the 10km loop walk out the back of the hostel is dreamy and worth a wander even if you only get to the waterfall. The kitchen is a good size and the communal area / dining room has lots of books, games and a pool table that is free to use, along with the BEST view.
Paul, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great location, second time we have stayed there
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

This was a very fun place to stay. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the location is beautiful. Excellent hostel.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review