Food, Drink & Facilities

Our farmhouse dates back to the 1700s. You can read about the original owners on the wall in the living room. Nowadays, it retains its charm but has been modernised 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.

Out the back of the property The Barn has been fully renovated and brought back to life, providing an additional 18 beds.

Nestled in between the two areas is a lively bar and common area for all to enjoy eating, drinking and chatting together.


Our bar offers one of the widest selections of Scottish beers and ciders around – at least 40 at any one time. We also have 25+ Scotch whiskies, plus of course a selection of gins and other spirits, wines, juices and snacks.

Outside there is a private beer garden, perfect for enjoying a relaxed evening drink.

Our bar is exclusively for residents and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

See here for our current menu (subject to change depending on availability).


There is a well stocked guest kitchen for those who wish to cook for themselves. For groups, we have a catering menu – see the Group Bookings page. Within 2–15 minutes’ walk of the hostel there are six restaurants and cafes.

There are also barbecues available for use outside on the terrace area. Bring your own charcoal! (It’s usually available in the local shop.)

We offer breakfast every morning for £3.50pp – a continental buffet with cereals, toast, homemade jams, juices, fresh coffee, tea, yoghurt, fruit and nuts. Under-8s eat free.

Other great free stuff to use while you’re here

  • Tea and coffee
  • Lockers
  • Board games
  • Guitars and piano
  • Parking (with overspill parking 5 mins’ walk away so there’s never a problem!)
  • Beer garden and barbecues
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Linens (towels = £1 each)
  • Cot for babies

We will also...

  • Do your laundry
  • Store your luggage
  • Help you plan your days out, local walks and your onward trip

We’re here to help – just ask!

Contact Us

Click here to check availability


+44 (0)1456 450807


Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge
Coiltie Farmhouse, East Lewiston, Drumnadrochit, Scotland IV63 6UJ

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  • "Despite the many rain, we had a great time with Niki and Patrick, the owners of the hostel. It felt like home..."
  • "Nice atmosphere, super friendly staff. The facilities are first class good choices at the bar..."
  • "A big family of seven (grandmother, sister in law, 3 kids) spent a great night there. Had a great time playing board games in the lounge and felt really at home with the friendly welcome."
  • "If you are looking for a friendly, fun place to stay with a good local knowledge and a wealth of fantastic beers behind the bar look no further!"
  • "Basically, if you want a great place to stay, a log fire, warm and friendly people with good chat and at a decent price in a great location then definitely swing in past here."
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Good location, functional facilities, homely atmosphere. The staff is amazing. Gold stars all round"
  • "I cannot recommend this hostel highly enough. It really is something special. I would absolutely stay here again."
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