Six of us, all students at St Andrews University, travelled to Drumnadrochit as part of a tour of Scotland. We stayed in hostels all over the country, at Aviemore, Inverness, Skye, Fort William etc and this was by far and away the most impressive. Drumnadrochit itself is a fantastic little town next to Loch Ness that does much to capture your imagination. One cannot help but marvel and wonder at myths regarding the Loch Ness Monster, the Hanging Tree and Alasdeir Crowley's nearby haunted house. Our group marvelled at the Backpackers Hostel, which sits in a great location from which to explore the area, and we later wondered how our stay there could have been improved. The kitchen, dining, bathroom and bedroom facilities were all of a high standard and this made the low cost of the stay even more of a pleasant surprise. Whilst on the subject of surprises, it certainly shocked me to find poor reviews of this hostel on this website. They are absolutely undeserved for this is a unique hostel, in the sense that you are treated like family, in a very unique place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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). ... more less
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