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Fort William Backpackers

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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rated three stars because it’s not the greatest place to take teenagers. However, if simply needing a bed, this place is good enough. The main bathroom is coed and the shower stalls are extremely tiny. This created concerns for some of our students. The rooms...More

Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Are you a walkers? Do not miss Fort Williams, the end of High Scotland Highway, the kingdom of Williams Wallace. Superb valley, well designed path. Book very very early in may, june since it is very crowded.

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Just a quick shout to all the haters that gave this place a bad review, any room would be crowded if 10 people were trying to cook in it at the same time. People will turn the light in your room in the middle of...More

Thank Luke W
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

It’s a very lovely place to stay for some nights. Kitchen is clean and dining room is lovely. No matter you are solo or in group, I’ m sure you’ll feel this place like home. Btw, there may not be so many sockets in room,...More

1  Thank ArnoPeng
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I stayed at Fort William Backpackers for three nights. The facilities are a bit older, but the hostel is great nonetheless. Friendly staff, free tea and coffee (and sometimes even cookies) and enough powerplugs for everyone in the room. The one thing I did miss...More

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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, ...More 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! Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Certificate of Excellence
Room types
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"Smaller rooms available"
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"Make sure you chill out by the fire in the lounge"
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"WIFI is so slow it is best described as non existant"
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