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Fort William Backpackers

Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6HB, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort William Backpackers is a welcoming place for the budget traveller. Its location is superb - fantastic views, quiet neighbourhood away from the more touristy part of town,yet just a ten minute walk away from the station, the main supermarket area and the starting point of the walks around Cow Hill. It benefits from a cosy lounge with a fireplace,... More 

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Stafford, Staffordshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived early afternoon, left our luggage and went into Fort William, a 5 minute walk from the hostel (downhill). Returned to a warm welcome from Kelsey and were placed in an 8 bed dorm with bunk beds (7 females, bent on climbing Ben Nevis for charity). The hostel was rather old and tired but clean and very comfortable. We could... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I'd just finished running the west highland way so was very glad to see this place! It's very much an old school backpackers hostel set in a big old house- big lounge, lots of chill out areas, big dorms with very comfortable beds. The live-in staff are friendly but not over-bearing, and the whole place has a nice little community... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As my first experience of staying in a hostel on my own, I really enjoyed my night at the FWB. The other guests were generally much younger than me, as were the staff, but everyone was really friendly and I enjoyed chatting to travellers from other countries. The bedroom was clean and the bed was comfortable. The view from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This hostel doesn't have check in until 5pm so there was no one at reception to talk to and get information about the town when we first arrived in the early afternoon. The rooms were a good size and the beds comfy, however the wifi doesn't work in the room and there was only one power point with a x4... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The bed was standard hostel fare. But the view from the lounge is above the standard for sure! Friendly crowd around always, and good place to find other travellers tackling the Ben Nevis. Staff are helpful and nice too. The hostel is really close to the train station/ Morrisons, and High St where the other shops, tesco and pubs are.... More 

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful cozy hostel situated on the heart of Fort William with friendly staff, big kitchen and lounge room with a view. Beds are comfortable and showers hot after a day of hiking. Highly recommended

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Brest, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I really liked this place because it was the best price-quality ratio for me. It's the best place to meet people who like to travel, people like you and me who want to visit Scotland. The hostel's team will always give you advice for your travel. About the hostel, showers are good, wi fii is good, you can do a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went to Edinburgh to visit a friend but ended up heading up to Fort William. Stayed in the Backpackers before and really enjoyed it. It rained a bit, and the place was well kept. There was free, tea coffee and hot chocolate which was excellent. The view from the lounge was my favorite part, I think. The two ladies or... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Really poorly run Hostel.Needs a lick of paint and a good clean. Had a friendly vibe at first but when we found out that 5 people had somehow hijacked our room(perhaps a double booking). We were obviously quite annoyed after traveling quite a while and climbing ben nevis(we realised this at 12:30AM as we were late off the mountain and... More 

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