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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)
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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64Somewhat walkable
Grade: 64 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 5 miles
8Attractionswithin 5 miles
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Stayed for a couple of nights in March 2019.The staff were very knowledgeable about the local area,the place was clean and comfortable,and the breakfast was good. A special mention for the bar,with loads of great beers! I won’t hesitate to stay when i’m up that way again.
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Absolutely delighted with my stay at the Loch Ness Backpackers. Myself and several family members gathered here for 2 nights, with Nikki and other staff members going completely above and beyond to ensure we all enjoyed our stay, and were comfortable and happy. This just added
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we directly felt welcome the second we stepped in. The whole staff helped us with our Trip-Planning and came up with lots of informations, tips and tricks.The rooms and the bath were extremly clean.Absolutely recommendable!
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We were a family of 3 staying for the first time in a Hostel. I was very impressed by the welcome and the information board and the room was perfect for our needs. Due to our visit coinciding with local Highland games the local eateries were all busy so used the kitchen
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We stayed one night in family room.. The room had enough space for a family of 4 to sleep. The shared bathroom right nextdoor was convenient. The common rooms and kitchen are well maintained. Parking available for atleast 5 cars. Within walking distance to town centre.. Would
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Do you allow a dog?
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."
"All beds are very comfy, so nothing to worry about :)"
"Ok if travelling alone and you want to save money but if a couple its not worth it, not much more expensive to book a B & B when you factor in the cost of breakfast."
"There was WiFi in the common areas and there was good phone signal in the rooms. Room we were in was nice and warm. Beds were lovely. Can't imagine any of the other rooms being any less comfortable."
"Main building was more suitable to us ladies needing quick access to the loo"
$52 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandLoch NessEast Lewiston
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