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Fort William Backpackers

Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6HB, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014
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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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Brent and Ryan are good blokes and always up for a chat with people, really enjoyed my stay! Extremely friendly staff and more than willing to help you with information on walks, busses and things to do -Justin Bei..... Pete

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The perfect hostel as you hope for, best staff, best atmosphere, best travel advices, best scenery. You could never forget these wonderful staff who are your friends in romantic Scotland. Thank you, Rob, Brent, Jelle, Kelsey and everyone and pass-by travelers! Hope we all meet again on the road.

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This hostel felt more like a home than it did a hostel. For a solo traveler, it's nice to "come home" to a hostel manager who wants to know how your day was, who encourages other travelers to talk to you about your excursions, and who gives you a bowl of ice cream and jelly after a long rainy hike.... More

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Parry Sound, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Never did I expect a kind of trip like this. Both the Manager and Receptionist were more than accommodating and the staff were so friendly. The beds were so comfortable and the kitchen has a good amount of space. The lounge has a gorgeous place to sit, facing the windows and watching the sun rise on one of those rare... More

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I stayed there for 2 nights while checking out a local offshore training school. I had no problem getting sleep, in fact I almost slept in on the morning I had to go to the school, leaving me just 15 minutes to get down there after a very good night's sleep. The staff are pleasant and helpful and there is... More

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My sister and I stayed in one of the shared dorm rooms for one night. Even though we were only there for one night we were made to feel incredibly welcome and at home. The host Rob was friendly and gave great advice for the next leg of our trip. The scones in the morning were the best scones we... More

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Lille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Hey! I'm french, so sorry in advance for my english! I spent 2 nights last week there and it was really nice! It's a house so it's really friendly, the manager is so kind, he asks you what are your plans and bring together with others people in the hostel who have the same plans as you. Like that it's... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Friendly place. Staff are very nice and it's small size makes it easy to meet people. Kitchen is a bit small, but it has everything you need to cook. Breakfast is a bit skimpy, but does the job (cereal, bread, tea/coffee, scones). Tea/coffee/hot chocolate free all day. Rooms are a bit small and no lockers for your stuff, but you... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

It was the hostel with most attitude and best atmosphere that I visited in my trip! The staff is the most friendly and helpful too! highly recommended. Good location! cute house and again, great staff.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The most relaxed, fun hostel on my hike! Great facilities, even better people running it... Nothing was too much and they're a font of local knowledge. Great open fire in the evening and always someone to have a chat with.

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Additional Information about Fort William Backpackers

Also Known As:
Fort William Backpackers Scotland
Address: Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6HB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 30 Specialty lodging in Fort William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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