We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 30 Fort William accommodations

Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

Banavie house | Lochiel Crescent, Banavie, Fort William PH33 7LZ, Scotland
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Chase The Wild Goose Hostel to your Saves list
Chase The Wild Goose Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
A recent review
  • Overview
  • Reviews (65)
  • Photos (23)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (12)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

65 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Me & my brother stayed 1 night at the hostel although little expensive for a hostel in a vry tiny little city, it was really worth it. The rooms were clean & tidy & the view from the hostel was beautiful. We wished we stayed longer. Henry was helpful & friendly & answered all our queries patiently. The breakfast spread... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ghent, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For starters :The location is good and the staff is friendly .That is it . The rooms are dirty , the kitchen and dining room have an unpractical lay out , our window could not close so things got wet , there was mould in the bathrooms and everytime anyone took a shower or bath or went to the loo... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chase the wild goose is a good hostel. The people there were friendly. The staff were friendly and helpful. Banavie is a quiet village with great views of the Ben and its surrounding mountains. I will be going back there next year,

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at the, chase the wild goose, banavie, Henry, was great, very friendly and helpful, it was a great place to stay, was hiking Ben Nevis, only took 10 mins by taxi, to the start of hike, 2 mins from train station and a few local shops and pubs, thanks guys. Wendy

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hanover, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We arrived midday and were immediately welcomed by a friendly staff member. Since then we have just been provided with the best help and advice. The hostel is in a great location, not too far from Ben Nevis and there are some good local pubs nearby where you can avoid all the tourists. The hostel itself is quite alright, too.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farnham, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I stayed here as part of a group cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats. we had been spoiled a little on the way up and in hindsight should have paid a bit more to stay in a hotel. The cost was about £15 each and clearly you get what you pay for. This place needs some money spending on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

One of the best hostels we have stayed at. We were looking for somewhere for climbing Ben Nevis and fitted the bill nicely. We had a fantastic evening and we met some others travelers. Definitely recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dundee, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Friendly welcome from the staff on duty. There the positives ended. We arrived around 7 pm and all the toilets/bathrooms were occupied with further guests queuing. We gave up and had a wash in the sink in our room. When we eventually got into the bathroom the following day the shower was covered in black mould. The accommodation was worn... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
MSpeshul, Manager at Chase The Wild Goose Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is most unfortunate that your stay coincided with one of the first major football games of the World Cup, and many of our guests were are rather boisterous on the night. Contrary to your report, however, staff do reside on the premises and had they known of your concerns at the time would certainly... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The rooms and communal areas were fantastic, although the bathrooms could have been a little cleaner. The rooms were comfy and spacious, but there was a lack of plug sockets. There also seemed to be a permanent cloud of midgies by reception, so stock up on repellent!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very popular hostel. Staff are helpful and friendly. Two lounge areas and a kitchen and dining area as well as a drying room. The bathrooms are sizable and well kept. Make sure you bring the midge spray as there were a few floating around inside as well as out! The location is well situated for walks and has a car... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Chase The Wild Goose Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Chase The Wild Goose Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

Address: Banavie house | Lochiel Crescent, Banavie, Fort William PH33 7LZ, Scotland
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL and HostelBookers so you can book your Chase The Wild Goose Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Chase The Wild Goose Hostel Fort William, Scotland

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (6)
View from room (1)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (18)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Dining (2)
Family/play areas (1)
Bathroom (1)
Other (12)


Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fantastic hostel near Ben Nevis providing great accommodation for walkers, climbers, backpackers and families. Enjoy a break to the Scottish Highlands. Be inspired by fantastic views of Ben Nevis. Take an evening walk along the banks of the Caledonian Canal and Neptune's Staircase. Above all, share your experiences with like-minded travelers. Quality hostel accommodation sleeping 42. Accommodation offered on a 'Room Only' basis. Meals available nearby, with kitchen facilities in-house. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer