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Banavie house | Lochiel Crescent, Banavie, Fort William PH33 7LZ, Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is a short bus ride (5mins) from ft william (pro tip: go to the supermarket before the hostel near the station for food) - pretty walks all around and neptunes steps very close. You can buy continental breakfast in the morning, they have laundry for 5,50£ (but not weight based), the bathrooms were clean, showers hot. Kitchen facilities... More 

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Kungsbacka, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It usually is location, location, location is it not? But this is different. The location was great as far as it lies in Fort William so if you arrive from West Highland Way and are in for Ben Nevis, you are in the right place. The hostel lies a couple of kilometers "wrong side" outside for that though. The facility... More 

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Alva, Scotland.
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The let down in this hostel was the toilets. One bath didn't drain,one bathroom light didn't work,if you didn't get the electric shower then your shower could run cold leaving you standing ankle deep in dirty water. Otherwise like hostels elsewhere it was a place to sleep after a day on the fabulous mountains. The local pub Lochy was 5minutes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The were great! Really cheerful and let me drop my luggage off early. The hostel is a bit older so each room and bathroom are different, but still very clean. Great lounge to sit and hang out in. In just one night I made plenty of friends to go out with. A bit further from Fort William than I thought.... More 

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Antwerp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good night's sleep here on our trip through Scotland, very friendly people and good location. Definately worth considering when staying anywhere close to Ben Nevis. Good for backpackers as well as roadtrippers.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The staff were really helpful and friendly. The location of the property was perfect for our needs as it was only a few miles from the start of the Ben Nevis path. It was also located within walking distance of two pubs and Neptunes Staircase. The bedrooms were clean, the kitchen, lounge and dining area are all suitably kitted out.... More 

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Shrewsbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

What a place! People there were lovely, both the staff and guests. The girl on check in was so pleasant and helpful and then we sat in the communal lounge (after a brief unpack and shower) and chatted to everyone there for about an hour. Its about a half hour walk or 10 min bike ride from Fort William, but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great hostel for hikers, we did have some difficult finding it at first so make sure you check on that before you leave! You will need to catch a bus from town to the hostel (just tell the bus driver where you need to go). Staff were excellent (we were met by Henry, who was a very hospitable guy). The... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We staid in Ben Nevis two nights while visiting the highlands. The staff was very cool and helpful. Described the way to the closest pub or gave us tips how to get around without a car. Of course, the hostel is full of hikers so especially in dorms with many people it can get pretty smelly quickly - but that's... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Staff were very friendly. The dorm rooms were clean, as were the bathrooms. Can't fault the place! We were off hiking for the weekend so being able to leave the car in the hostel car park was very helpful.

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