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Fort William Backpackers

Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6HB, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sanya, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hostel was great. The staff were very friendly and inclusive, one night we all stayed up playing parlour games. The hostel itself is only 20 minutes walk from the train station and it's about 5 minutes to get to the trail for cow hill (nice little walk, with astonishing views). It's also very conveniently located for getting to Ben... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Totaly forgot to make a review from this place ! Went there like two years ago but I still want to go back there one day. People at the desk are helpfull and carefull. Rooms are kinda basic just there are no lockers, but its kinda friendly in there so I had no trouble at all. Common kitchen and the... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Backpackers whilst doing the 3 Peak Challenge. Good We were welcomed by Kelsie who was very polite, friendly and a bubbly character. The room was clean and tidy. The power showers were excellent. Close to the town centre. Friendly reading area. Bad Could do with extra toilets. Poor Wi-Fi

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17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly young staff who are more than happy to help. Very relaxed atmosphere, small self catering kitchen, enough fridges for food. Close to the high street with places to drink and food shops. Nice mix of people there.

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is pretty similar to the rest of this chain. The good: - Free milk, chocolate, coffee and tea - You can stay for free if you work a couple of hours per day - Surprisingly charming chilling / reading areas - Really nice staff - The general mood is really cozy and student-like The bad: - Pretty crappy... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I arrived at this hostel around 21:30pm, I was greeted by Kelsie who was polite and friendly. She checked me in and told me where everything was e.t.c. I then went up to my room which was clean and warm. All the areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and lounge area were clean and I have no complaints about these... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It has been quite a while since i stayed in a hostel but this brought back good memories of my travels around new Zealand. It was a good base for 14 of us who had decided to climb Ben Nevis as part of a friends birthday celebrations. I cant really comment on the beds as both nights i was far... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Basic accommodation but very cheap and comfortable. 5 of us stayed in an 8 bed dorm with 3 others - great way to make new acquaintances. Friendly and helpful staff, good kitchen facilities although we chose to have breakfast in the local Wetherspoons rather than take time cooking our own. Only criticism was the hostel could have done with more... More

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taunton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Really lovely hostel. We had the twin room which was perfect.. Big window and it was nice and roomy. The showers and toilets we cleanish. Downstairs there are lovely communal areas. I think the whole place would do with a clean up but all in all it was really lovely. Staff were very helpful and friendly too :-)

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Beautiful hostel, with helpful, friendly staff. Great location, and lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Everyone made to feel very welcome. Would recommend to anyone, whether travelling alone or as part of a group, and regardless of age. Will return :)

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Address: Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6HB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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Deep in the Highlands, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery lies Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK and a mecca for those with a spirit of adventure. Nestling on a hillside above the town, with wonderful views, our characterful and comfy hostel provides everything you'll need after a day in the hills. In the evening put your feet up in our sociable, elegant lounge in front of a real fire or stroll down to the choice of local pubs and restaurants that are literally minutes away. You can start (or end) the 'West Highland Way' & the 'Great Glen Way' in Fort William, hike or bike along mountain trails, canoe or kayak on the vast array of local water, go for a boat trip on Loch Linnhe to visit the seals or just take it easy amidst the wonderful scenery. Even in winter Fort William stays busy with skiing, snow-boarding, mountaineering & ice-climbing all nearby to our fantastic location.Ben Nevis - Britain's highest mountain, sits just around the corner and below it, Glen Nevis - perhaps Scotland's prettiest glen, with its wonderful waterfalls and ancient pine forest. Dramatic and eerie, Glencoe & Glenfinnan, and the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven also await a few miles down the road and make excellent day trips from the hostel. Our friendly award winning staff are committed to ensuring you make the most out of your time in Fort William. They also LOVE the outdoors and can give you their 'top tips' to help you plan your adventure. Whether you plan to chill out or perhaps test your skills on a World Cup mountain bike trail...Fort Willy Backpackers is the place for you! Fort William Backpackers is a beautiful Victorian building with a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We know how important it is to be able to relax after a hard days exploring and our cosy hostel is the perfect place to re-charge your batteries and share the tales of your adventures.We have a fabulous, elegant lounge with a REAL open fire and probably the best view in town! Our fully equipped self-catering kitchen comes complete with everything you will need to prepare your meals & packed lunches and you can help yourself to as much FREE tea, coffee & hot chocolate as you can drink!If the weather's good, we'll be outside enjoying our patio area either having a BBQ or sitting around the fire pit enjoying the stars so come and join us. Our accommodation is made up of 5 Dormitory Rooms ,with a maximum of 8 beds in each room, and one private Twin Room. All of our beds are fully made up with fitted linen and 2 pillows so there is no need to bring your sleeping bag. Our hostel reception is open from 7am - 12pm & 5pm - 10.30pm. If you arrive in the afternoon, please feel free to leave your bags, help yourselves to a cup of tea and relax in our comfy lounge. We will check you in when we re-open at 17.00. We look forward to welcoming you to Fort William and our cosy hostel! ... more   less 
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