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Blackwater Hostel

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Lab Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4SG, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in the pods couple of nights and used the washing up facilities & shower block in hostel during our weekend stay with friends . We found the hostel clean ,& kitchen facilities excellent & Callum to be informative & friendly .I had never used any hostel before and was impressed and would certainly use this one & many more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed one night, 2 of us in a 4 person pod. Was absolutely gorgeous,the pod was very comfortable, scenery amazing and had all the facilities you would need. If you fancy spending a night away somewhere more unusual I would highly recommend here. Just make sure you have some insect repellent for the midges!

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Jyväskylä
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The mountains were gorgeous and the hotel athmospheric! We loved the barrel mini lodges. We would have liked to have a possibility to do laundry and to recycle, though. Overall, this is a very good place to stay and enjoy Scotland!

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London, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the hostel's mega lodges while we were walking the West Highland Way and were impressed with the facilities and the friendly welcome from all of the staff. They even managed to point us in the right direction to get help for a very sore foot! The midge count was extremely high, but once we were... More 

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Akron, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived an hour or two early for check in. We decided to leave our stuff in the small lobby where other people seemed to have left their bags and we walked around the town. When we returned at check in time, our bags were still there but my friends waterproofs were gone as were the other bags that we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In our room it was dirty, there were nail clippings on the shelf and CHEWING GUM on the bedpost, which was clearly recently stuck there by the previous guests. It was obvious that they don't clean the rooms even on a basic ĺevel and would go so far as to say they are violating health and safety codes. To add... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not care to stay in hostels (no offense meant, just a personal preference), so having the ensuite option is a must for me. The Blackwater Hostel is well kept and clean & a pleasant surprise to anyone who fears the worst. Our 4 bed room was quite small but then again we weren't spending any time in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used the glamping pots for two nights while walking the WHW. Road support allowed us to achieve this. Excellent facilities in the kitchen, toilets and drying room especially. The pod was totally adequate for our needs. I would recommend this facility for anybody looking for accommodation in the area.

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

even a tv ,basic warm dry alternative to a tent,handy for west highland way,have stayed in the hostel previously , and camped on site . the hostel being the better of the three.would recommend, callum and his staff are always helpful

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic hostel. Comfortable ensuite bedroom with good shower facilities & the kitchen was a good space to either get a meal or just have a cuppa. Lots of room to sit with friends & relax after a days walking

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