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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in this hostel for two nights and had an amazing time. True you have to walk a bit to get to loch ness, but there are some nice walks which you can start right from the doorstep of the hostel. The breakfast was really nice and the staff and owners very helpfull and friendly right from the minute... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff gave us a lot of tips on what to do in the area. They had a huge blackboard with suggested tours and even some personal tips like visiting the castle when it is already closed, as the locals do ;) Especially the walk to Loch Ness was great, despite it not being the most beautiful or stunning Loch.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We came upon this place last minute when we hiked down from Inverness to see Loch Ness. They were able to accommodate my wife and I in a cozy private room for 20 pounds each and my friend in the form for 17. Clean, as far as hostels go. Nothing noteworthy, but it was friendly and accommodating. It's within walking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

You gain access to your room around midday. When we arrived we struggled to figure out who exactly was running the place as they all just looked like normal guests not staff, they were on devices not really paying attention to the guests. When they did notice you they gave you a helpful talk about the local area like where... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Uncomfortable beds. Overcrowded rooms. Allowing people to check in just before midnight which wakes up people sleeping in the room. The stairs are far too steep for carrying luggage up to the rooms. The breakfast was very poor. A small choice of cereal or toast.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The stairs are very steep and the rooms a little over crowded. The building is quite old and needs some work. We skipped the breakfast and glad we did, there wasn't much to it. Two showers, toilets and basins for all the rooms made things a bit crowded. Excellent location.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Continental breakfast it is not! Tea, toast and cereal on offer only. No cheese, cold sliced meats, pain au chocolate, croissants, fruit etc etc. Just slightly stale feeling cereal from a family size box and cheap thin bread that toasts like burning hair. For £3 I'd have sooner carried it in myself. Bed comfy though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Backpackers for three nights. It's a quite place, great for a stopover on a backpacking trip or just a quite getaway. Clean facilities, nice beds, great kitchen, and plenty of places to just sit out and relax. The staff is very friendly. In the three days that I stayed I was welcomed into a family of sorts.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is a very old hostel, which needs a lot of work done to it. The stairs are very steep, so not suitable for families or taking up large bags/suitcases. The rooms are small, with as many beds pushed in as possible - also no lockers. There aren't staff, per say. Just foreigners who stay. They also knew no local... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Very friendly staff! Really helpful. Had some great advise for the rest of our trip from James. Another staffmember, Hanna played some Jenga with us in the evening which was nice. The hostel itself started to show some signs of antiquity. A bit older showers and bunk beds. Twin room was what you can expect for a standard room.

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Additional Information about Loch Ness Backpackers

Address: Coiltie Farm House, East Lewiston IV63 6UJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > East Lewiston
Price Range: $26 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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