Morag’s Lodge Hostel

Hostel Loch ness

Morag’s Lodge Hostel

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Morag’s Lodge Hostel in Loch Ness is the perfect base for exploring Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands. Set in its own wooded grounds just a few minute's walk from the centre of the bustling wee village of Fort Augustus and right on the banks of Loch Ness and its famous inhabitant.

Morag’s Lodge offers a top quality budget hostel in Loch Ness for independent travellers and backpackers with a wide choice of accommodation to suit your needs and budget. We have a fully equipped kitchen and a sun lounge, but we also have our own bar with an open fire for those winter nights and a beer garden for the summer where we have regular live music!

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Morag’s Lodge Loch Ness Hostel is the perfect base for exploring Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands. Set in it’s own wooded grounds just a few minutes walk from the centre of the bustling wee village of Fort Augustus and right on the banks of Loch Ness and its famous inhabitant

Morag’s Lodge Loch Ness hostel offers top quality budget hostel accommodation for independent travellers and backpackers in a choice with a choice of beds to suit your needs and budget. From 4-bed and 6-bed dorms to twins and doubles, all have comfy beds, superb showers and most have en-suite facilities.

As well as being the best Loch Ness hostel we have everything you need for a great stay in the heart of the Highlands. We have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining room, large sun lounge, TV lounge (with super-relaxing beanbags!) and internet access. We also have our own bar complete with a real open fire for those winter nights and beer garden for the summer where we have regular live music! We also offer breakfast, packed lunches and dinner if required.

No visit to Scotland can be complete without a spot of Nessie-spotting and the famous Loch where she lives is only a few minutes walk from Morag’s Lodge Hostel in Loch Ness. We can even arrange a cruise to take you out onto the water for a closer look. Once you have your picture of Nessie, our friendly team will be more than willing to offer advice on local walks and cycle routes surrounding the hostel. We even have bikes for hire to help you explore the beautiful area. Further afield there are plenty of castles and whisky distilleries to visit, Inverness, capital of the Highlands, is only 54 kilometres away and there are adventure activities such as white water rafting and winter skiing within easy reach of the hostel too.

Hostel facilities

  • Free linen
  • Free WiFi
  • A local MONSTER!!
  • Friendly, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere
  • Great location for the Highlands
  • 4-bed, 6-bed dorms
  • Private twins, doubles and triples
  • Internet access
  • Bar with open fire
  • Breakfast available (including porridge)
  • Evening meals available
  • Bike Hire
  • Lockers available
  • TV lounge
  • Drying room
  • On the Great Glen Way walk
  • No curfew
  • Security entrance
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Credit cards accepted
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Useful information

City: Loch Ness
Country: Scotland
Address: Bunoich Brae, Fort Augustus, Inverness-Shire, Loch Ness, PH32 4DG, Scotland
Phone 1: +44 1320 366289

How to arrive

By Car/Bike

Fort Augustus is on the A82 half away along the Great Glen. (Inverness 33 miles, Fort William 31 miles). From the petrol station in the village turn north towards Inverness. Just past the car park on the left go up the steep hill, Bunoich Brae and we are 100 metres further on the left, you will see our hostel accommodation sign at the entrance.

By Bus

There are daily bus services between Fort William and Inverness. The bus stop is 300m from Morags lodge hostel in Fort Augustus. Timetable information available at CityLink.

By Train

The nearest train stations are in Fort William (32miles) and Inverness (33 miles). Timetable information available at Scotrail.

By Air

The nearest airport is Inverness Airport (43 miles). Operators to this airport include Easyjet, BMI, Eastern Airways, British Airways, and Highland Airways.

General

For any general travel/timetable enquiries, there is a nationwide travel information service available, called Traveline Scotland . One number gives access to information about all rail, coach, bus, ferry and internal air services in Scotland. Tel. 0870 608 2608.

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80% 13 October 2014
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Very cute hostel i liked it here

100% 23 June 2014
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This hostel was so much fun! I loved staying here and I loved the bar. The rooms were clean and the staff was always cleaning all around the building. I would def. recommend staying here

100% 25 March 2012
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It is great go there!!!

100% 04 January 2012
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Friendly staff, great bar (good prices) cracking food and really warm rooms. Can't fault it, would use again without a doubt!!

100% 05 August 2011
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Very clean, great atmosphere (especially in the bar), nice staff :) just one oven though :S

100% 21 March 2010
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What a super place. Nice staff, bar entertainment was just great. Rooms were clean and they also do dinner and breakfast at a reasonable rate. Super

100% 30 April 2017
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Morags lodge is the perfect location for day trips to loch ness and isle of skye. Great breakfast and dinner as well and kind staff. Would definitely stay here ...

100% 18 April 2017
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Positive: Very nice and friendly staff, beautiful area, very well maintained and clear lodge, absolutely dog friendly which was very important to us. Breakfast ...

92% 09 April 2017
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Positive: The facilities were spotless Every room had its own bathroom with an amazingly powerful shower. Negative: A cooked breakfast option would have made it...

100% 22 March 2017
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Positive: Loved this place. Location was great and so was the staff.

100% 07 March 2017
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This was my second stay here and it is still as great as it was this time last year. Friendly and welcoming team, nice clean rooms, and great fun again in the b...

96% 22 February 2017
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Positive: Staff were very easy going and accommodating. Place was very clean.

100% 19 February 2017
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Great hostel and davey the tour guide was a legend. Thanks guys !

100% 31 January 2017
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Positive: Everything, we arrived late and everything in town was closed, nothing to eat but the guy at reception in the evening offered us some food from the br...

83% 08 January 2017
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Positive: Great pub atmosphere! Well organised venue and pleasant staff.

92% 19 December 2016
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Positive: Location was very good. Breakfast was nice, staff were very friendly, and the rooms were clean and spacious. Negative: Not much to criticise; rooms we...

100% 14 December 2016
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Positive: Very clean and super comfortable beds! Only a few kilometers from the loch - lovely and helpful staff. Seperate toilets as well if the one in your roo...

100% 07 November 2016
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Positive: Free coffee+tea, great kitchen!.

100% 15 October 2016
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Easy 5 stars. Great shower, nice rooms, great staff, good atmosphere, simple but tasty breakfast, good bar with excellent beer!

100% 02 October 2016
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Great Hostel! Has its own bar, serves breakfast and dinner at a cost, has a self catering kitchen. The staff is amazing, the rooms are comfy, and it's great pro...

100% 30 September 2016
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Great place. Great atosphere and the staff were really friendly and fun.

100% 13 September 2016
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Staff are super nice. Rooms are extremely neat and comfortable as well as facilities such as showers. Excellent!

96% 06 September 2016
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Positive: Staff is super nice (the girl who met me had an awesome sexy accent -- sorry, I didn't ask for your name), location is perfect, sofas on the first flo...

100% 23 August 2016
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Positive: Very friendly staff.

100% 02 August 2016
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Positive: Great staff. Good bar. Clean quality rooms.

97% 08 July 2016
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Very pleasant hostel. Stuff is very friendly, professional and helpful. Nice ambience and the bar, funny quiz in the evening, friendly atmosphere. Highly recomm...

100% 03 July 2016
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Positive: It was a great hostel, close to all amenities with comfortable, clean rooms. Negative: The coaches in the sitting area are near the end of their lives...

94% 14 June 2016
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The staff were so friendly. The breakfast was delicious and the bar area looked really cool. I would stay there again :)

100% 12 June 2016
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Positive: We love Morags Lodge , its the second time we've stayed here and it gets just about everything right . I just wish all bunkhouses were as good as this...

100% 22 May 2016
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This is the 2nd time I've stopped here and both times have been fab!! Will deffo be back thank you

92% 15 May 2016
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Positive: The hostel was clean, had good facilities and you could buy dinner for a little cheaper than in town if you didn't want to go out. It was super close ...

100% 02 May 2016
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Positive: Everything! The quiz on the Friday night was spectacular, especially the quiz master and the dancing on the tables that followed . Staff were amazing ...

80% 11 April 2016
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Comfortable and funny hostel

100% 01 April 2016
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One of the best Hostels I've ever been. Very clean, very cosy. Great value for money.

100% 31 March 2016
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Positive: EVERYTHING! Seriously, this place is one of the best hostels I've stayed at...and I've stayed in quite a few. ;) Friendly atmosphere, clean, good loca...

97% 22 March 2016
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They were great! Would definitely stay there again!

100% 16 March 2016
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Stayed elsewhere for the Firt Augustus Feis, but spent most of my time in Morags for music and hospitality... Fabulous!

83% 21 February 2016
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Positive: La cuina molt gran i ben equipadata. Negative: L'horari dels esmorzar, de 7 a 9 a.m quan podrien allargar una mica més, fins les 10.

100% 10 February 2016
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Positive: very cozy, perfect location, cool staff, great home cooked meal (Glen Affric room gets wifi signal:).

96% 23 October 2015
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Positive: A good atmosphere, everything clean and new and perfect. The bar inside is a very good addition to the experience. Good breakfast at a good price. Gre...

100% 27 September 2015
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We stayed Wednesday the 23rd of September and Your lodge was outstanding!! After a wet cycle from fort William our room was so cosy and comfortable. Topped off ...

100% 24 September 2015
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83% 17 September 2015
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Positive: Nice friendly staff. Negative: No cooked breakfast.

92% 12 September 2015
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Positive: De gezelligheid van het personeel en aanwezigheid van andere gasten. Negative: Niets

100% 08 September 2015
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Positive: The bar was quite quirky. Negative: I thought that the breakfast was very basic. It would have been nice to have something hot as an option. No staff ...

100% 06 September 2015
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Positive: Everything.

100% 27 August 2015
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Positive: Super friendly staff to welcome us. Negative: The breakfast was a little limited. Would have been willing to pay more for a bit more selection.

92% 29 July 2015
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79% 13 July 2015
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Positive: Staff was very friendly, rooms clean, nice Pub in the backpacker. Negative: Breakfast cheap but very simple

100% 11 July 2015
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Positive: Close to Loch Ness. Negative: Poor service, you have to pay to get towels for shower.

96% 04 July 2015
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Positive: Staff, location. Negative: WiFi was only available in common area

100% 30 June 2015
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Positive: Very clean. Negative: The steep hill

100% 30 June 2015
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Positive: It was a comfortable place to stay in with a beautiful location within the town. The staff was veey friendly and loved the small pub and the pub quiz.

96% 26 June 2015
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88% 16 May 2015
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75% 15 May 2015
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Positive: location.

79% 12 May 2015
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100% 11 May 2015
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Positive: Very modern and clean facilities with very friendly and hospitable staff.

100% 07 May 2015
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Positive: Aardige mensen. Negative: niets

100% 06 May 2015
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Positive: People and location. Also much better standard than YHA. Negative: Internet bit too slow. Maybe it was windy ;-)

100% 05 May 2015
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100% 01 May 2015
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92% 23 April 2015
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100% 14 April 2015
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Brilliant lodge to stop at if your planning on traveling round the highlands. I have stayed here a few times & they are also biker friendly. Great little bar to...

88% 11 April 2015
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Positive: great rooms, great shores, great location, lovely staff,. Negative: the wifi is too slow to be much use

71% 11 April 2015
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100% 06 April 2015
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Beautiful hostel with very nice staff, great rooms and facilities, well equipped kitchen, good bar, nice views and a super warm and welcoming atmosphere. Especi...

92% 26 March 2015
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Positive: nice bar, nice canteen within the lodge.

96% 17 February 2015
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Positive: I stayed in a 4 bed dorm, very spacious and comfortable. Only one locker per bunk. Ensuite was great, handtowels were provided fresh each day. Breakfa...

100% 16 February 2015
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Great time. Friendly and the dinner meals well done!

100% 15 February 2015
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Positive: It was lovely and peaceful, helpful and friendly staff. Amazing power shower. Most accompanying considering we have an 11 month old baby!. Negative: P...

100% 24 January 2015
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