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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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    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Didcot, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel 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 

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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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