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The Lochside Hostel

1.5 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUrquhart Castle11 min drive
    Popular LocationCorrimony Chambered Cairn19 min drive
    Popular LocationThe Falls of Foyers38 min drive
    AirportInverness (INV)53 min drive

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Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 beds)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 beds)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 beds)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area


The Lochside Hostel is located in Inverness. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lochaber Geopark and Glen Shiel, while Clansman Centre and Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre are cultural highlights.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Urquhart Castle - 11 min drive
  • Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition - 12 min drive
  • Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre - 13 min drive
  • Corrimony Chambered Cairn - 19 min drive
  • The Falls of Foyers - 38 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Glen Rowan Cafe - 4 min drive

About this property

The Lochside Hostel

Hostel in Inverness with free parking
Laundry facilities, a corner/local shop and a garden are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecues and a picnic area. All 31 rooms provide fridges, microwaves and hobs. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, safes and showers. Bathrooms are shared.
The Lochside Hostel offers 31 forms of accommodation with a safe and shared/communal kitchens. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

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 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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 2 per person

Family friendly

  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Corner/local shop
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Hairdryer
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob


  • Safe

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 5 PM - 10:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 1 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 16 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 16 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Bed sheets fee: GBP 1 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 2 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Children 16 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is 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

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Lochside Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Lochside Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Lochside Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Lochside Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Lochside Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Lochside Hostel?
Check-in is from 5 PM - 10:30 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at The Lochside Hostel?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is The Lochside Hostel located?
Situated in Inverness, this hostel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Urquhart Castle, Clansman Centre and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre is 9.8 mi (15.9 km) away.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 5 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 5 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 5 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 5 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 5 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a very fun place to stay. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the location is beautiful. Excellent hostel.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic, very friendly and pleasant people
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Een geweldige plek waar je snel thuis voelt op een geweldige locatie iedereen is vriendelijk en behulpzaam
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Skønt sted med en dejlig atmosfære . Pænt og rent . Et sted som kun kan anbefales .
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Short trip
Very nice location, friendly atmosphere and staff! They gave me tips on what activities I can do and which bus to take and which time. Iconic living room next to the lake which in the morning is becoming your breakfast area! Awesome :-)
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

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