Group Bookings

Why use Loch Ness Backpackers?

We are ideally set up to accommodate groups of up to 43 people in a variety of room types. We have a number of groups who come back to us year after year and we’re always happy to see them.

Whether you’re here to escape from the city, to get out into the hills, or to lock yourselves in a room with a PowerPoint and pointer, we have what you need to make your group trip a success. Tell us what you need and we’ll tell you how we can accommodate it.

From April to October we welcome groups to our hostel, where they will share the space with other guests but can of course request private bedrooms.

From October to April, the hostel and bar are closed and the whole property is available as a private group accommodation. Groups of up to 25 can hire the house alone, or if you add on the Barn you'll have space for up to 43. And don't worry, we know that numbers are difficult to pin down - we're flexible as to how many rooms you reserve, so for those who aren't sure of numbers, we've got you covered.

If you are interested in renting the whole property, please contact us at or on 01456 450807 and we'll be happy to give you more information and discuss availability.

Great location

Plenty of outside space, and walking and outdoor pursuits activities on the doorstep. We can help organize all of this for your group. Walking distance to various attractions.

Great meeting spaces

Our bar area can be used exclusively by large groups of up to 50. We have a large screen, projector and sound system to allow for presentations, screenings, etc.

Variety of room types

See Rooms and Rates page for information on room types available, or contact us directly for more information.


We have a full catering menu available for groups of 10+. Download the PDF and just pick and choose what works for you.

Social space for evening entertainment

The bar can be used for parties (exclusively for larger groups), and there are various entertainment options available from ceilidh to karaoke, quiz night to beer-tasting, DJ to a live band! Just tell us what you have in mind.

Safe space for children

We have a number of children's groups come and stay with us every year – the hostel is in a quiet location, so leaders feel safe allowing them some freedom.

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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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