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Fort William Backpackers

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Deep in the Highlands, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery lies Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK and a mecca for those with a spirit of adventure. Nestling on a hillside above the town, with wonderful views, our characterful and comfy hostel provides everything you'll need after a day in the hills. In the evening put your feet up in our sociable, elegant lounge in front of a real fire or stroll down to the choice of local pubs and restaurants that are literally minutes away. You can start (or end) the 'West Highland Way' & the 'Great Glen Way' in Fort William, hike or bike along mountain trails, canoe or kayak on the vast array of local water, go for a boat trip on Loch Linnhe to visit the seals or just take it easy amidst the wonderful scenery. Even in winter Fort William stays busy with skiing, snow-boarding, mountaineering & ice-climbing all nearby to our fantastic location.Ben Nevis - Britain's highest mountain, sits just around the corner and below it, Glen Nevis - perhaps Scotland's prettiest glen, with its wonderful waterfalls and ancient pine forest. Dramatic and eerie, Glencoe & Glenfinnan, and the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven also await a few miles down the road and make excellent day trips from the hostel. Our friendly award winning staff are committed to ensuring you make the most out of your time in Fort William. They also LOVE the outdoors and can give you their 'top tips' to help you plan your adventure. Whether you plan to chill out or perhaps test your skills on a World Cup mountain bike trail...Fort Willy Backpackers is the place for you! Fort William Backpackers is a beautiful Victorian building with a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We know how important it is to be able to relax after a hard days exploring and our cosy hostel is the perfect place to re-charge your batteries and share the tales of your adventures.We have a fabulous, elegant lounge with a REAL open fire and probably the best view in town! Our fully equipped self-catering kitchen comes complete with everything you will need to prepare your meals & packed lunches and you can help yourself to as much FREE tea, coffee & hot chocolate as you can drink!If the weather's good, we'll be outside enjoying our patio area either having a BBQ or sitting around the fire pit enjoying the stars so come and join us. Our accommodation is made up of 5 Dormitory Rooms ,with a maximum of 8 beds in each room, and one private Twin Room. All of our beds are fully made up with fitted linen and 2 pillows so there is no need to bring your sleeping bag. Our hostel reception is open from 7am - 12pm & 5pm - 10.30pm. If you arrive in the afternoon, please feel free to leave your bags, help yourselves to a cup of tea and relax in our comfy lounge. We will check you in when we re-open at 17.00. We look forward to welcoming you to Fort William and our cosy hostel!
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed here before biking the Gt Glen Way. Arrived late due to train delay but the room was comfortable, the staff great and represented good value for money. The location is good for the station and for the WHW/GGW.

Date of stay: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very homely little place. I stayed here for one day in Nov 2018. Pros: Mostly clean; friendly staff; good crowd; comfortable lounge; well-stocked kitchen with free tea and coffee; good Wi-Fi in the rooms; good location. Cons: The shower was a little dirty and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Very friendly hostel, clean and homely with a nice atmosphere. Was well organized and flexible. The kitchen fully equipped, with straightforward signs everywhere. A perfect base to explore the places around.

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Have stayed here before, and had a wonderful friendly relaxed stay. This time, Phil at the desk didn't make us feel welcome, persistent that we had to give an ID, as it was "part of the deal", we had paid over the phone, and the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Stuarty78
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I loved staying here! The atmosphere was fantastic. The people are very nice! It isn't the biggest hostel and the bathroom could use an upgrade but they make up for it thanks to the kindness, nice kitchen and rooms and well like I already said...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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"Smaller rooms available"
Mar 15, 2018
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"Large equipped kitchen so shop for your meals"
Mar 17, 2017
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"Make sure you chill out by the fire in the lounge"
Dec 30, 2016
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"WIFI is so slow it is best described as non existant"
Sep 25, 2016
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