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Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

Glen Nevis, Fort William PH33 6SY, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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57 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our only reason for choosing this YHA was its proximity to Ben Nevis. You do literally cross the road from the hostel to the start of the trail. As hostels go I would describe it as down market and in need of some TLC. Its staff and location more than make up for the niggles that others have mentioned. It... More

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were excellent. No tv room and a lack of electric sockets but was told they're planning a remodel as the building is very old. Excellent location and great view. Clean and comfortable facilities, the best kitchen supplies I've ever seen in a hostel! Would benefit from free or at least cheaper wifi, better if u could even buy by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 6 nights whilst walking and found the hostel an ideal base. Clean and welcoming, there is very little I would change! Access to Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains is unparalleled and company at the hostel is excellent (providing your German is good!) Very highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel has a lot going for it as long as its used for its intended purpose, which is instant access to the hiking trail for Ben Nevis. If you're looking for a party hostel full of early 20 something's within spitting distance of pubs then look elsewhere. You'll need a car to reach this place unless you want to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a twin room at the Glen Nevis YHA ahead of a day climbing the mountain. The hostel is great for this. It's location is ideal at the foot of Ben Nevis - the hostel is a 50 min walk from Fort William. There are also 2 buses a day direct to the hostel from the bus/ train... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked to stay at the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, on 2nd August 2014, for an overnight after having climbed Ben Nevis during the day. We arrived at about 11am, since we wanted to get an early start on the mountain climb, and looked to drop off our overnight bags in our room before we headed off. We found that reception... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attempted to drop our bags at 11 am only to find the hostel did not open reception till 3:30.Decided to get on with our climb up Ben Nevis. Arrived back at around 6pm and where given the keys to our room a 5 bedroom dorm we had booked on Hostel booker. On entering the room we discovered that we where... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just stayed for one night; evening - morning so did not had a big experience. The rooms were okay; a lot of space. Only minus is that they are very hot at night. The kitchen is big and well equiped, nice to work in. The staff is friendly, but there's one man of the staff who's very very unfriendly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent location and cheap for when finishing climbing Ben Nevis. The views are amazing so it was a good opportunity to take pictures. It is a good walk into town, but this only felt very far because i had just climbed Ben Nevis.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Standard large youth hostel set up. Staff freindly and helpful. Comfy spacious dorms. Plenty of showers and adequate toilets. Decent sized and well equiped members kitchen. Large dining room. Lounge with comfy sofas. Drying room and laundry. Plenty of parking in car park and on road outside.

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Address: Glen Nevis, Fort William PH33 6SY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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