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Sedbergh, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, very clean and VERY comfy. Ideal location to get to the mountains and short walk to town. Sociable living room and welcoming, staff who got us involved with all new year celebrations. Was our second visit and would stay again. Can't recommend enough for lively and outgoing people who enjoy chatting about there adventures.

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 30, 2016

I've stayed here before and as with all hostel stays your stay is heavily influenced by the people staying at the same time. This time it was mainly foreign visitors so there was very little opportunity for interaction. I could be wrong but it feels like it is more crammed in now, for example in my room 10 bunk beds...

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Reviewed December 22, 2016

I helped 3 days (4h a day) for a full week stay. It's got the classic feel of a youth and tourist hostel. Amenities are basic, but the kitchen and rooms are clean the wifi is strong and the view from the lounge is unbelievable for the price you pay. Staff are super helpful and friendly. In fact the entire...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 16, 2016

This hostel is a really cosy and charming house, that made us feel at home ! We (3 students) spent only 1 night there but we would surely come back if we have to stay in Fort William again. Beds were comfy, there is also a tiny conservatory and a living room with sofa, pillows and guitar, and a cheap...

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Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

If you're coming to Fort William, I'd say your going for the Ben Nevis or at least to enjoy long hikes. And after such an effort there is no doubt that you'll be looking for a well deserved rest. If so, the Fort William's Backpackers is the place you're looking for, as the rooms are nice, the staff's friendly and...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This hostel is ideal if you are hiking Nevis like we were. Staff were incredible. I messed up our booking by only booking 4 beds instead of 5 and even though the place seemed fully booked the guy managed to switch some things around and got all of my party into the same dorm room in the end. Has free...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Decent place to stay if you are staying for just a night or 2, the beds were comfy and the lounge area was nice to talk to other guests, I think it is a bit small and kitchen is far too small and needs to be extended. The french guy in charge was friendly and helpful, when we were at...

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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We spent there two nights and we really enjoyed it. Nice lounge with comfy couches, pillows and board games, guitar and books. Love the athmosphere and decoration. Kitchen is clean, small, but was big enough since the hostel was not full when we were there. Complimentary coffee/tea/hot chocholate. Dining area is big enough, with amazing view on mountains and garden....

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Ireland
Reviewed September 25, 2016

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...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 10, 2016

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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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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: $39 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Make sure you chill out by the fire in the lounge”
 of 5 bubbles Stokie_on_tour, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“WIFI is so slow it is best described as non existant”
 of 5 bubbles Old Rambler, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“Get an upstairs room is possible”
 of 5 bubbles sarahmP4652ZE, Aug 4, 2016 | Read review
“This is really a hiking hostel so what you see is what you get”
 of 5 bubbles LittleEd158, Mar 30, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be the same, and with all good views of Fort William.”
 of 5 bubbles Stuarty78, Nov 30, 2015 | Read review
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