1 Lochness Hostel
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1 Lochness Hostel

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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Family
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

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Main Street, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TX Scotland
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Craig h wrote a review Jul 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The first room I thought was ok? Out the back yard on its own in the corner. Unfortunately I sat in the bed and it was like sitting in a bed frame made of jelly. Couldn’t sleep on that. It would collapse it was so badly held together. Also the flooring was moving everywhere as the wooden floor boards were not joined.
Moved me across the yard to a family one. Slightly bigger and a small porch out front. Got inside to see a single chair with all the padding given up on life a long time ago. The tv which in my booking confirmation email was part of the package in the room as a “ 17-inch LCD TV with digital channels and pay movies”. Yea, nothing! HDMI lead hanging loose on the wall with nothing to plug it into. Don’t say plug into the tv as a cable has to start from somewhere to send signal to a tv. A small chest of drawers with all the drawers different sizes. I have stayed at a few hostels in my time and several on this trip and though hostels are basic, come in. If you send someone a confirmation saying the room your staying in and which facilities it has in it then supply that.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kym A F wrote a review Sept 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter and I stayed in a garden room: a cabin at the back of the main building. It was warm and comfortable and we could park right outside the cabin. We only had one night there and didn't meet any staff, other than the housekeeper briefly as we were leaving. The key was in the door when we arrived.
The location is lovely, in the heart of the village with some very nice small tea shops and eateries just across the road.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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AsiatravelABC wrote a review Sept 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom41 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on route whilst cycling the great glen way. Very good value. Stayed in a wooden summer house/ pod converted into room with ensuite. Basic and simple but did the job nicely. Minimal contact with anyone else so good during covid era if you prefer a little contact as possible. Has its own launderette. Has bike storage. Also great location right in the middle of dumanchoit village with the cafe next door and deli and pub across the road.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maria C wrote a review Sept 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This review is about total lack of customer service from this hostel. I'm a single mum with 2 children who had booked their 12 day trip to include a 2 night stay end of July 21 in this place. Along with 2 other accommodations I also pre booked train journey tourist attractions entry etc. We were due to leave on a Monday arriving to this hostel 8 days later but on the Saturday my daughter tests positive for Covid 19 so we had to cancel the trip. Everyone I booked with even if there was a cancellation fee or non refundable tickets like our train multiple attractions etc. Processed a refund (thankfully) and didn't even want me to produce the positive result document. In the stressful situation I was in with 2 children just beside them selves with sadness having not been able to now go to Scotland just 2 days before our trip...guess what 1 loch Ness hostel didn't give a crap they were charging me and that was that they sent a message via booking.com to say oh booking.com won't let us refund you yet when I called booking.com they called the hostel to try and intervene. Load of rubbish DO yourselves a favour. There's plenty of fantastic places to stay up there and the above isn't one of them
SHAME ON THEM.
But thanks everyone who didn't bat an eye lid and did refund. Everyone is in the same boat . I'm spreading the word.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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JarraBabe wrote a review Jul 2021
Jarrow, United Kingdom348 contributions152 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for one night while I was cycling the great Glen way. Check in was quick, key in door and luggage had been put in a garden room for me. There is a secure bike storage at this place. There was tv, towels in the room, great outside seating area and good free WiFi. I had access to a communal kitchen in the main house which had all the facilities you could ask for as well as some home made cake left for guests. Good location directly opposite village green and on the way. Staff really helpful and willing to let me check out a little later if required.
Comfy bed and good hot shower. I would recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Rebecca D wrote a review Aug 2023
Baton Rouge, Louisiana4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I recently spent two nights here. The only positive was the location. There is a great coffee/breakfast spot next door and the restaurant across the street was delish! The accommodations, though, were pitiful! It’s very obvious that very little is done to maintain the facilities and our room (and the one next to ours) had no hot water. We discussed this with someone familiar with the place and were told that the owner was aware of the problem but had not yet addressed it. This was so upsetting. We have 3 young children and they could not tolerate cold water. This place could be so nice but we felt as if the owner is aware of the advantage of their location so do not care about costumer service.
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bill E wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have not actually been their yet.
But for four weeks have been trying to rearrange my stay for the following day. This is impossible no one answers the phone nor reply to emails.

If they actually said that the date cannot be changed then that would be fair enough, I would at least have had the courtesy of an answer. However all I have got from them is total silence. I booked via booking.com and they get no response to their requests either. Unfortunately unless they get a response the original conditions remain and I would not get a refund, why should I be the one to pay for the lack of response from this place.

I am now worried that if I do arrive then their will be no on there, the customer service is abysmal.
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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JDAWG-theAWESOMENESS wrote a review May 2017
Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam16 contributions29 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I paid too much to stay in a renovated shed. The bedding was comfortable, and there was plenty of hot water, but the sound of cars pulling in and out and people talking outside was annoying. The wifi doesn't reach the sheds outside of the main building, which was disappointing.
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Date of stay: May 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Rooms in the garden are renovated shuts on a gravel car park.
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Marriedcouple715 wrote a review Sept 2016
Maidstone, United Kingdom100 contributions75 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Having booked and prepaid for two days following a visit to their website,you can imagine our disappointment when after a lengthy drive from Edinburgh, we were given a hut in the car park at the rear which was described as a garden.The only furniture was Two rusty bunk beds with the worst mattresses I have ever seen in 50 years of world wide travelling.No cupboards or chairs so clothes had to be hung on the floor.When we complained the next morning no offer was made to change room or a refund on the money we paid for the following night.We booked into another Local hotel which was cheaper and had excellent beds and a 1st class breakfast.Referring to the mattresses, they were disgraceful with the springs digging into you all night.I emailed the management on my return to England setting out my complaint and needless to say it has been totally ignored after nearly two weeks.At £75 a night this was a disgrace and under no circumstances should you pre pay prior to seeing your accommodation.I cannot comment on the rooms in the main building.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JNATravels wrote a review Sept 2017
London, United Kingdom157 contributions82 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a room for 3 people and were given one of the bunk style cabins in the backyard. This would have been fine for what we needed if there weren't two rather annoying issues - mattresses were uncomfortable on two of the three beds, and the bathroom had a seriously funky smell. Despite leaving windows open and spraying deoderant into the room it was barely usable during our stay (only if you held your breath).

Aside from the uncomfortable mattresses and foul bathroom order (which didn't permeate the room if you closed the door) - the site was clean, well proportioned, and easily accessed. It was perfectly serviceable for sleeping only and close to many great sites (Loch Ness, Urqhuart Castle, etc.). Very basic but we didn't expect much more (except perhaps a bathroom that didn't smell).
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Date of stay: August 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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lovejumping asked a question Oct 2017
aberdeen1,860 contribution21 helpful votes
Hi Does it have a washing machine?
Maaiirrii asked a question Aug 2016
Inverness, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, I was wondering if bed linen/towels were included in this accommodation? Thanks
Rob wrote a tip May 2022
9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"lovely location and facilities"
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BOOE wrote a tip Aug 2018
Nicosia, Cyprus105 contributions51 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid family rooms."
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sally d wrote a tip May 2018
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the beds with the Manager before booking. She blamed the photos but there is a problem with the room descriptions"
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Rob wrote a tip May 2017
9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"very motorbike friendly"
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Geewiz101 wrote a tip May 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom17 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good"
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PRICE RANGE
£70 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsLoch Ness RegionDrumnadrochit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about 1 Lochness Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to 1 Lochness Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Loch Ness Centre (0.1 miles), Village Green (0.01 miles), and Great Glen Distillery (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at 1 Lochness Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at 1 Lochness Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 1 Lochness Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Eighty2, The Loch Ness Inn Restaurant, and Fiddler's Highland Restaurant.
Is 1 Lochness Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Drumnadrochit.
Are there any historical sites close to 1 Lochness Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Urquhart Castle (1.6 miles), Boleskine House (4.9 miles), and St Ninians Church (4.7 miles).
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