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Fort William Backpackers

Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6HB, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014
Rene v Den Burg, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Den Burg, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 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

Claremont, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Staff was lovely and accomodating from start to finish, breakfast was cheap, located centrally in Fort William with good bus and rail connections, and beds were comfortable. It's about a half hour walk from Ben Nevis which is great. Beware the shower downstairs though! Maybe I couldn't figure it out, but it seems very low powered. You're better off showering... More

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

Hello and thanks for taking the time to review our hostel! We're glad you had such a nice stay with us and enjoyed a wee cuppa tea! Hopefully the remainder of your trip through Scotland was just as bonnie and you come back again some day! Best Wishes Kelsey Manager More

Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I did a couple of nights Helpxing here (working 5 hours a day for free accommodation) and it was fantastic. Thoroughly recommend you try it if you can get a spot! The atmosphere there was very chilled, sometimes a fire in the backyard. The gardens are well up kept (by me) and it is in a very accessible location. Good... More

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

Hello Douglas! Thanks so much for staying with us and helping out! It was rad! We were glad to have you and hope the rest of your journeys were just as bonnie! Thanks also for takign the time to review and saying all those lovely things! Best Wishes Kelsey (Da' Bomb) Manager More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great small homely charming hostel with good vibes! From the Ft William bus station it's about a 10min walk (with my backpack) to the hostel. It's located on the same street as many other much more expensive B&Bs, so you enjoy the same amenities nearby. High St, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets are 5-10mins away. Ben Nevis is a 15-20min walk away,... More

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

Hello Noor! We're glad you had such a great time in bonnie Scotland! We do love our power showers here and hope you got a good view from the top of Ben Nevis! Thanks for taking the time to review and we hope the rest of your journeys were just as good!! Best Wishes Kelsey Manager More

Sanya, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

Hello Peter! Thanks for taking the time to review! We're glad you had such a nice time with us and hope that the rest of your journey through bonnie Scotland was just as lovely! Best Wishes Kelsey Manager More

Paris, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

Hello there! Thanks so much for taking the time to make a review, and a kind one at that! We're glad you had such an enjoyable stay with us and hope you'll come back too! Thanks and Best Wishes! Kelsey Manager More

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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

Hi There! Congratulations on your 3 peak journey! I hope it was fulfilling! Sometimes we get a lot of traffic to the toilets unfortunately, though we try to make sure that everyone gets clean and tidy showers and toilets! We've changed the wifi recently and its a lot faster now! Thanks for taking the time to review and we hope... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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

Hello! We're glad you chose to stay with us! Thanks for the lovely response and taking the time to review! Hope the rest of your journey through bonnie Scotland was enjoyable! Best Wishes Kelsey Manager More

Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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

Hello there! Thanks for staying with us and we're glad you took the time to review. The wifi has since been replaced/fixed, so it works well in the dinning room, kitchen and Skype room. And we've taken your comments regarding the showers into account and into our cleaning scheduled and staff make regular efforts to address all cleaning issues brought... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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FortWilliamManager, Manager at Fort William Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Verdina! Thanks so much for taking the time to make this review! We're glad you had a nice stay and a good view! Come back any time, our door is always open! Kelsey Manager More

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Address: Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6HB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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