Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge

The Loch Ness region is spectacular - lovers of the great outdoors will have a field day with us in Drumnadrochit. There are dozens of great places to go and explore on foot from our doorstep. The hostel is a lovely relaxed place to be, and although we all work hard we really enjoy spending time together and with our guests. The more fun we have, the more fun they have!

We (Nikki and Patrick) took over the hostel in August 2016. Patrick has worked in hostels for years and is loving finally owning his own. We have a baby, Joni, who is always around somewhere causing havoc and distracting us all, volunteers included! The volunteers we've had so far have been the life blood of the hostel, setting the tone and keeping things running smoothly. We encourage all volunteers to really enjoy their time with us by going off and exploring the Highlands, and we do what we can to enable that. Back at the hostel, we organise regular incentive schemes and fun parties to keep the team motivated and involved.

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4 reviews4

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Learning & Fun


This was my first experience with Worldpackers and i couldn't ask for a better one!!!

Drumanadrochit is magical. beautiful landscape everywhere you look. Its a small village but you will find out that's lots of things to do if you like outdoors activities.

Nikki and Patrick are wonderful, and very welcoming, and they will help with everyhting they can to allow you to get to know Scotland. i don't have enough words to thank them for this opportunity .

the hostel is great and i felt like home as soon as i arrived. made some good friends there and had such an amazing time. :)

about 1 month ago


My experience at Loch Ness Backpackers Logde has been very positive. Nikki and Patrick have treated me very well, helping me at all times to make me feel comfortable. I have enjoyed good times with my colleagues, at dinners, in pub outings and in the river walks.

My tasks in the hostel have been simple and concrete. The hostel run very well and there is relaxing atmosphere.

Drumnadrochit is a spectacular town. I love its landscape and and see nature in its purest state. Nearby is the city of Inverness where there are many shops and restaurant.

about 1 month ago


Mi estancia fue muy buena me í como en casa y los turnos estan bien distribuidos con tareas
específicas , mi estancia fue por dos meses y sin duda lo disfrute bastante.
Gracias Nikki & Patrik por la oportunidad, estoy agradecida y por supuesto que recomiendo ampliamente al anfitrión.
Drumnadrochit es una zona muy tranquila, la gente es muy amable en las calles, si amas la naturaleza y el hiking te va a encantar, si amas la fiesta y las grandes ciudades este lugar no espara ti.
En el bar del hostal puedes encontrar una colección maravillosa de cervezas escocesas y whisky.

12 months ago



over 1 year ago

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