Multi award-winning hostel with a range of rooms to suit all needs and budgets, located in Fort Augustus Loch Ness.
Morag's Lodge is a top quality 4* hostel located on the Great Glen Way in Fort Augustus, just a short walk from the banks of Loch Ness. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and set in wooded grounds this is the perfect budget accommodation option in the hub of the Highlands!
The hostel has a variety of room types including 4-bed & 6-bed dorms, doubles, twins, triples, and family rooms, all with private bathroom facilities. The modern and super-comfy bunks have private reading lights and power points, and all linen is provided free of charge.
There are excellent cheap meal options, from a buffet style budget breakfast to delicious home-cooked evening meals using local produce. There is also 24 hour access to the self-catering kitchen and free tea & coffee facilities.
The rustic bothy-style bar offers a superb range of local beers and single malts, has a cosy log fire for the colder winter nights, and regular live entertainment.
Other facilities include a drying room, laundry service, free wifi, toys, games, book swap and the famous red piano!
The friendly and welcoming team can assist with arranging local activities, including the on-site bike hire and boat trips on Loch Ness, as well as advising on day trips and other activities available in the area. The team are on-hand to ensure you are able to make the most of your time and are proud to deliver "Highland Hospitality" at its best!
Bike hire available. £20 full day, £15 half day. Includes helmet and map.
My husband and I were on a small trip after getting married. With these times it’s hard to know where you can even go.... We traveled across Scotland and camped. Decided we really wanted to find a place to stay one night and we enjoyed this place. A guy named Shaun who works there was very lovely and helpful. They do offer food, but we walked up the road to a fish and chip shop which is along the lock and other shops. I definitely recommend if you are planning a trip to this area. The room was clean and comfortable. No TV, but we were ok with that. I loved the Scottish decor and the names for the rooms instead of numbers. We will be looking forward to staying there again next time we are in that area. Thank you.read more
Great location, very friendly staff, basic amenities. Would give 5-star but we had a bad experience due to a mistake by... hotel staff. We returned to hotel at mid-night and all 4 cards didn’t work. We were told not to keep them with the phones, so we followed that strictly to avoid any issues.
There was no emergency number to call, no one at the reception to let us in. We had to sleep with a friend with all out stuff locked inside our room, with no sleeping cloths, duvet, pillows it was very bad night and experience for us which ruined our holiday experience.
Hotel staff apologised next morning and refunded the night’s cost plus free breakfast but the experience still spoilt our holidays.
My recommendation to Morag’s lodge, please go back to good old room keys instead of card access. Card access is suitable for big hotels where reception is open 24/7 OR display the emergency number fixed on the front door so that someone can get help in case of emergency!read more
Worst experience... treatment of staff is very bad...we reached at 5:30 pm and they denied to take dinner order...and... for breakfast they given other people more options but for is very less option...his intention was not to serve dinner and breakfast to us...read more
I came here as part of a Haggis tour group. The staff were very friendly, food each night was lovely and they put on a... pub quiz for us. Ensuite to each dorm and the bathroom was so clean! I'd definitely stay here again.read more
We stayed here as part of our Haggis Tour of Scotland in a 6 bed dorm. It also had an en-suite. We didn’t have dinner... with the rest of the group at the lodge as there were no vegan options so ate out. Came back later that night for trivia which was fun. Most people opted to have breakfast included in their stay but we used the self catering kitchen which was not very well equipped at all. Could only find a couple of bowls and a teaspoon for breakfast.read more
This hostel is £27 a night and has a live band/ pub on the main level that blasts music all night. Coming from a long... day of hiking the only thing I wanted was a quiet place to sleep and this was not it. I literally could hear the screams and pounding through my earplugs all night......read more
I was there with Haggis Adventures for 2 nights. The hostel was clean and the food they served was good and cheap. It... has an own pub with good prices. In the evening they played games. The hostel is only a 10 minutes walk away from Loch Ness. To start a tour around the lake, this is a good place. The staff was also very nice. I can recommend the hostel.read more
Great place, beautiful location, just outside of a lovely city. We had a great stay in Morag's Lodge: the bed was... confortable, the shower warm, the breakfast very tasty. Even baked beans and warm porrige! Very kind staff. In my opinion the nicest place in the Great Glen Way.read more
I've stayed at Morag's twice, and I have loved it both times. The rooms are quite comfortable, with a bathroom in every... bunk room and some good private rooms available. The staff is incredibly friendly, and the breakfast and dinner options are cheap and delicious, with huge portions. The guest's kitchen is well stocked, if that's more your thing. The on-site pub always has fun stuff going on, and being right by the banks of Loch Ness means you get some decent views. If I'm ever back in the area, this is where I'll stay.read more