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Fort William Backpackers

Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6HB, Scotland
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Fort William Backpackers
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
hugh_mcgoogan New Cumnock, United Kingdom
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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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New Cumnock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a one night stop over before hitting the East Highland Way it is good value for money. Room and kitchen clean and tidy as always as the Ayrshire Waysters have previously stayed here. Will no doubt be back in the future.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked in early to spotless hostel, was allocated comfy bunk with superb view, then went out for day. Got back late to find that due to unforeseen double booking, my bed had disappeared. Was immediately offered a full refund and complementary breakfast. However, at 10pm the only remaining bunk was a top bunk; I have mobility issues so a top... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Looking to meet cool people ? Looking for a hostel run by interesting people and a fun manager ? This is a lively hostel with personal touches all over the place. We were looking to meet new people, but at the same didn't want to live in a pure party hostel. Kelsey, the manager invited us out to drinks around... More 

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

Hi, Really glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your review,was good having you hear and getting to meet you :) Hope we have the chance to meet again and enjoy some more time in the Hostel. Thanks Ryan More 

Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time out and writing a lovely review :) Its really nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with ourselves,We don't mind don't mind doing anything for our guests to make their stay better and this is exactly why we offered you the free upgrade...........the smile way more than enough of a thanks. Also... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

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 February 6, 2015

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 February 1, 2015

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 

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