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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There were too many people staying in the hostel for the facilities provided. Not enough toilets or showers - be prepared to queue. Not enough seats in the lounge - several people had to sit on the stairs. One of the two cookers was non operational. Tiny drying room. Terrible WIFI. The only redeeming feature of this hostel was the... More 

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

This place is too small for the number of guests it can hold, there are definitely not enough bathrooms, and the room was a bit cramped. There were also not enough wall sockets, just a sketchy overloaded extension cable underneath one person's bed! Tiny wee kitchen but a lovely big lounge with plenty of seats. This is a beautiful old... More 

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Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We stayed here for a night after we finished walking the West Highland Way. This is a true hostel experience the way it should be, with accommodations in what was at one point a large house that has been turned into a comfortable, quirky, friendly place to stay. The staff were super friendly and helpful, and the hostel is clearly... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

In August I stayed at Fort William Backpackers with a friend for a night before hiking the Great Glen way. The hostel is very cosy and the staff was as friendly as one can be! They offered a laundry service and promised us to have our clothes dry by the morning because we wanted to start our hike the next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Friendly and relaxed atmosphere are making up for the small inconveniences. The place seems a bit too small for the number of guests it accomodates, but young people and backpackers will enjoy its colourfulness and openess. Good localization is also a plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my teenage brother for two nights in the 8 bed mixed dorm. We had a great time, everyone was really friendly and the views were great (even though it rained non stop). The beds are really comfy and there is a nice lounge area with a small 'library'. There are three showers (we never had a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

After phoning and booking earlier in the day, I arrived at the hostel just after 5pm to check into my dorm room (which was an all girls dorm). There was already a huge queue when I got there, and no one arrived to open the office until 5.15pm by which time the whole hallway was full of people waiting to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Stayed a few nights with my girlfriend and found this to be a friendly, sociable hostel. It has all the facilities you need and a good crowd to swap stories with. Beds are clean and comfy and showers are decent after a day in the hills. Parking isn't great as only a few spaces available at the hostel. The rest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Three of us stayed for 2 nights to climb Ben Nevin ,visit.weather was dreich but that didn't stop us having a great climb and warm cosy hostel to come home to, we loved it . Beds super comfy and clean.family ,friendly atmosphere.Would certainly stay again .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Great location and clean comfy room and beds. Very secure and trustworthy. Ideal for walking the great Glen way. Only a few minutes to the starting all the local amenities. Easy check in and check out. x

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fort William Backpackers

Address: Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6HB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Price Range: $41 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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