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Blackwater Hostel

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Lab Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4SG, Scotland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Blackwater Hostel has now become a regular place to stay while visiting Scotland. We look forward to returning each year. You can be sure to get excellent customer service,clean and very comfortable accommadation, hot showers and an extremely well equipped kitchen to prepare all your meals in. For all hikers/climbers/mountain bikers etc they also have an extremely good Drying Room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the 4 sleeper rooms here and found it very comfortable. The shower was an especially nice surprise for a hostel- good water pressure and loads of hot water is something you really appreciate after a day out in the mountains. The staff were really friendly, informative and helpful and the overall cost was very reasonable.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in a megalodge for 4 persons, the lodge is really cute and cosy, but it was uncomfortably warm at night, and we had to keep our door and window open. The kitchen was very well equipped (and the only place with wifi), and the shower block was right next to the lodges. I couldn't get consistent hot water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with my husband,my daughter and my brothers. We stay in glamping pod that can accomadate 4 adults with 1 toddler. It was very clean, and the location just perfect. will going back again! ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed to nights in the barrels/mini lodges. Inside is a fridge, microwave, kettle and tv. Wifi in the hostel next door. Sleeping bags and linen for free. Everything is very clean and Calum was super friendly. He gave us advise where to walk. Either walk part of the west highland way form kinnlochleven to fort william (6 hour walk)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the nicest stay at Blackwater Hostel and the facilities were very comfortable. Callum is a very kind host and was very helpful, making us feel right at home! Very beautiful scenery, super chill place; we didn't want to leave really :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have stayed here a few times, a great base for walking etc. Callum and his son Patrick are very friendly hosts, can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable. Facilities are the best I have experienced, well equipped kitchen and comfy bedrooms. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the 4-bedded microlodge. Wonderful facility, beats camping by miles, comfy and warm with a little luxury in the form of TV and heater. As we had so much gear two of us needed the 4-berth lodge, though last year we stayed in the 2-bedded one and just about managed.... the 4-bed one has a double bed though... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here every winter. We stayed in a small pod first but these are quite tight, so nowadays we stay in a big one, with a double bed, which is well worth the extra £10 a night. The pods are really lovely and cosy. The hostel kitchen and dining room is great, well equipped with everything you need except... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hostel kept clean and tidy. Quiet at night-time. Close to shops and roads in and out for mountains. Kids made friends with others there as the kitchen is communal and encourages people to talk!!!! Will definitely go back again next year. Perfect for Skiing with drying room too. The road past is a dead-end so there's no issues with traffic... More 

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