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Blackwater Hostel

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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars NEW

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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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in small pod was warm and comfortable shower blocks where clean did not like idea of having to key in code to get in through night when dark was difficult overall enjoyed the experience will book again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pods Cosy to say the least, but a real good alternative to camping when it rains. Local pub very good food and friendly for dogs. Local chippy very good - if you are after a good base to get your head down before and or after some long walks then these pods are perfect - thank you.

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here whilst mountain biking in one of the wee lodges on the riverside. Very close to the 'centre' of Kinlochleven, but that's much of a centre really. Very quiet at this time of year and there was only a handful of people staying. I'm surprised that it is four star. I would say a good 3 star. Still, it's... More 

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

On this trip we stayed in the pods at Kinlochleven (I have used other Blackwater Hostel accommodation before). They are small and simple but cosy and comfortable, and have everything we needed. The heater warms them up in no time at all, the facilities are clean and good with decent showers and the drying room is fantastic. The owners always... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my daughter stayed one night as we were going to IceFactor the next day. 1st time at blackwater and very pleased with the amenities and cleanliness of the whole place. Room was basic but warm and comfy with great en-suite shower and tv with enough channels. Everything in town is within a 5min walk so very handy, IceFactor... More 

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Everything was fine apart from our first night stay as we were the only 2 on the site I think management forgot to put on the heating in the toilets/shower block ! Not good getting out a shower in -4 :( although the second night more people were staying and heaters went on. Overall a good location with 3 pubs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Excellently placed as you come into Kinlochleven, God send as I felt like I was going to collapse. It's not manned so had to wait 10 minutes for someone to come let us in, very basic and very noisy staying within the hostel but has all basic amenities.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Perfect retreat after a day skiing, showers warm and powerful and good facilities. The micro lodges are right on the river. Nice pub good and friendly atmosphere in the tail race pub over the road. If you prefer to cook there is a co op within walking distance and the facilities are shared with the hostel next door so you... More 

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Address: Lab Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4SG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Kinlochleven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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