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Fort William Backpackers

Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6HB, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a couple nights in a pretty blah hostel, this place was a HUGE breath of fresh air. It's pretty big, and it's up quite a hill so be prepared if you are walking up with quite a bit of luggage. The jovial, bearded, super-Scottish fellow who was working there, whose name I regrettably did not catch, was so boomingly... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly enthusiastic welcome and staff. Quite a good location but not as serene as Glen Nevis. Really wasn't impressed especially as it's more expensive than Glen Nevis too. The place has character but could really do with some paint, feels very dilapidated and worn out. The bed was comfy and the Wi-Fi good. The kitchen was apparantely cleaned every Tues... More 

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FortWilliamManager, Manager at Fort William Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Alex! Thanks for taking the time to respond to us! Glad you liked the beds and the wifi! I'm sorry you had such troubles in the kitchen! As you said we do clean our fridges Tuesday and Friday, and the kitchen as a whole is cleaned twice daily. However we've taken your comments into our cleaners and out cleaning... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is amazing, he helped us with renting a car, booking the train and finding a nice hike for that day. The living room is super cosy, perfect for enjoying your free tea with a book in front of the fireplace! 100% sure that I will go back there if i'm around Fort William.

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FortWilliamManager, Manager at Fort William Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Thanks for writing a super review for us,its much appreciated :) I really enjoyed your company for the couple of days you stayed with us and it was a pleasure to meet you both. Im glad i could help and i hope you managed to get the car back (scratch free),hopefully we WILL see you back in the... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely warm hostel in a minus 10 Fort William. Brilliant customer service with excellent local knowledge of the area and outdoor activities. Free Wi-Fi. The management/staff have went out their way to display information on public transport in the area with a choice of menus/prices of local restaurants in the town. Great backpackers with comfortable beds and hot showers.... More 

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FortWilliamManager, Manager at Fort William Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Your review was amazing and we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this. Glad you enjoyed your time with us but as everything 4 nights just wasnt long enough,we were just starting to get to know you and you had to leave :( As iv said before guests like you make our job easy... More 

Riga, Latvia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was friendly and helpful, we even got a refund (which we did not deserve) at our arrival as we were only 2 persons instead of 3. The room was a typical hostel room with somewhat poetic bed names and the showers were clean and functional. This hostel has a fantastic guest lounge room with a fireplace, top-of-the-city sight... More 

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FortWilliamManager, Manager at Fort William Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Guys, We would like to thank you for your amazing review :) We enjoyed having you and it wa no problem at all about the refund,sometimes these things happen and we understand that. Glad you enjoyed the fire as much as we do,its so good it the winter to warm up the bones. I dont think you guys had... More 

Didcot, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Worst hostel I have ever stayed at. The other guests showed no respect for one another turning the main bed light on in the middle of the night to go to the toilet. Some of my food went missing on the first night. Worst of all I woke up with bites all over me from the matress. I will never... More 

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FortWilliamManager, Manager at Fort William Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review and taking the time out. Really sorry you had a bad stay with ourselves, and this is something we take great care over to resolve these issues. Regarding the Guests switching the light on at night,we hope the guests use the night light we have installed for this very reason to let the other... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Awesome and very cozy hostel with a fire place and free coffee/tea/hot chocolate. Pretty close to the Ben Nevis visitors centre and all the lovely trails. The coolest staff that will help you with anything. Great value for your money. I would definitely recommend it :)

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FortWilliamManager, Manager at Fort William Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jesper, Wow thanks for this review and it was really nice to have met you. Happy you enjoyed the fire and the free Tea and Coffee,there is always an endless supply of this for you. Hope your future travels are safe and enjoyable and if we are lucky enough to know your coming back one day i will make... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We walked from the train station with our backpacks. Not too far and they are not too far up the hill. Though it may be harder with suitcases. They have an open fire in the lounge which was so cosy and an awesome addition. The hostel is a converted house I think and a little dated but I think that... More 

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FortWilliamManager, Manager at Fort William Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Thanks for the review and im glad you had a good stay with us :) Yes we are lucky how close we are to the Train station for sure and the hill keeps us fit too. Glad you liked the open fire place,nothing better than coming home from a walk etc and just relaxing in front of it.... More 

Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stay for 1 night in 6 beds all-female dorm. Room is big but the shared shower room on the second floor is small. Staffs are friendly. They allow me to change lower bed. Nice lounge for the traveler to have some chats. The dining are is huge. The hostel is up on the hill, so I need to climb up... More 

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FortWilliamManager, Manager at Fort William Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your review,Really happy you enjoyed stay with us and we enjoyed having you with us. Its so easy to be friendly to our guests because our guys are so nice to us and you were no different so THANK YOU for making our job so much easier. Definitely agree Cow Hill is a great... More 

Den Burg, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Had a great time at this Backbackers place. Nice staff and an amazing homely atmosphere. Great place to stay for a couple of nights and meet fellow travelers. Atmosphere is very laid back and open... it's small and cozy and we really enjoyed the evenings either by the cozy lit fire...or in the dining/breakfast room. Will come back!

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FortWilliamManager, Manager at Fort William Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Rene! We're glad you had such a good time with us! We hope you enjoyed your adventures and many thanks for your help in the kitchen! Thanks for taking the time to review and we do hope you get a chance to return! Best WIshes Kelsey Manager More 

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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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Number of rooms: 6
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