Hostels in Loch Ness, Scotland

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Loch Ness, Scotland, is home to Nessie, the fabled Loch Ness Monster, and is a beautiful part of the country. Situated in the Scottish Highlands and a stone’s throw from Inverness, the area is one of Scotland’s most famous attractions and attracts many visitors every year.

Loch Ness is the largest lake in Scotland by volume. The sheer size of the loch is breathtaking -- it is more than twenty miles long and a mile wide. Meanwhile, it measures seven hundred feet in its deepest section. The legend of the Loch Ness Monster is a huge draw for tourists, with many hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive creature. According to Scottish folklore, Nessie, the lake monster supposedly living in the loch, is said to be large with a long neck and possibly multiple humps. Though there is no proof of the animal’s existence, there have been many “sightings” of Nessie since the thirties, when the original sighting occurred.

Apart from indulging in the stories of the myths and legends surrounding the lake, there are many other activities to keep people entertained. Enjoy the picturesque scenery with a leisurely stroll or challenge yourself by embarking on the South Loch Ness Trail or the seventy-mile-long Great Glen Way. There are also several delightful little towns, villages, and places of interest dotted around the region. Of particular note are Fort Augustus, Foyers, Dores, Cannich, and Drumnadrochit. You can find much enjoyment by exploring these beautiful spots.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Scotland without some sort of castle -- or the remnants of one -- nearby. Appropriately, this is the case in this area, with Urquhart Castle lying right beside Loch Ness. This castle was once the setting of exciting Scottish history, as it was involved in the conflict between the Scots and English during the War of Independence. The castle was blown up during the Jacobite Risings, leaving the ruins we see today. Nowadays, you can visit what is left of the once-mighty fortress -- including the Grant Tower, Great Hall, Urquhart Ewer, and the haunting prison cell. There is also an astonishing view of Loch Ness from the castle -- a sight not to be missed while you're in the area.

Those with a on a budget will be happy with the offerings for hostels in Loch Ness, Scotland. There is an array of cheap accommodation options in the area, including a plethora of Loch Ness, Scotland hostels. Booking a Loch Ness, Scotland hostel bed or private room should not be a problem at most times of the year, but be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

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Your Packing List for Loch Ness

Your Packing List for Loch Ness

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Loch Ness Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Loch Ness, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$22 Average dorm price
$24 Cheapest hostel in Loch Ness
The Lochside Hostel is the cheapest
8.8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Drumnadrochit (4 Km / 3 mi.)
Fort Augustus (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Inverness (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Tore (28 Km / 17 mi.)
Contin (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Laggan (32 Km / 20 mi.)
Dingwall (33 Km / 20 mi.)

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