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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
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Melbourne
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff at Blackwater were very friendly and helpful on arrival. The private room was small but clean and comfortable. The shower didn't drain well making the bathroom very wet (and therefore mouldy on the window blind and shower curtain). Convenient location in the town of Kinlochleven and lots of great outdoor activities on the doorstep.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pods are fun. Great location with direct access to walks, mountains, river, high ropes, climbing walls and indoor ice climbing! Note that you are using hostel toilet/shower/kitchen facilities which takes a little shine off the clamping but good nonetheless. Expect backpackers!

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Edinburgh
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasant welcome and service. Pod was great, loads of room and clean. Only issue was the lock on the door had been damaged and not repaired, but was working. Great location for local climbing wall and ice wall, and very kids friendly. Great walking area and close to Fort William for boat trips. Also close to Ben Nevis.

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Reken, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were suprised about the nice staff and felt very welcome and comfortable. The hostel is clean and if you stay in Kinlochleven the Blackwater Hostel is a very good choice. Would return for sure. Thanks.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

stayed in the pods to climb Ben Nevis, was comfortable, dry. Only took about 25 minutes to drive to Ben Nevis from here staff were friendly & loads of people stopped over the two days we stayed & yes we will be back

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Newcastle, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff very helpful and accommodating. The room was great with room for our family of 6 and two ensuites. Kids loved the pool table in the common room. Family friendly.Mattresses not all that comfortable. Good supermarket nearby.

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Maidenhead
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very basic but it is ok for the hostel. Ideal for big groups or young travellers. Supermarket is 5 minutes from hotel open untill 10pm. Positive: location, clean room and kitchen. Negative: It was some plastic smell in the room. No table or chair in the room.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love staying here, clean, very well equipped and such a lovely family who run it. From 2-8 bedded rooms, drying room. Great if you are doing the WHW, staying a few days or just breaking a linger journey up. Pub, shop and climbing wall all within 5 minutes walk.

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Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a 4 Mirco Lodge which was surprisingly roomy!! Rained heavily during my stay but as the roof is turf lined and dampens all noise!! The staff were more than helpful and full of information on the local area. Facilities are clean and all that you can ask for in a camp site/hostel. I hired bedding and towel, very... More 

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Gdynia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our microlodge was surprisingly comfortable - there was TV, micro and electric kettle. Location is very good - there is only about 50 metres to the centre of the village - and the price is really good. I can honestly recommend this place :)

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