I stayed here for 2 nights with 3 mates, for our trip up Ben Nevis. The hostel is situated right at the base of the mountain, so it's as good as you're going to get it, if you're there for the climb. Is a cheap taxi ride to Fort William, for your victory pints / battered haggis afterwards.
There are various communal rooms including a kitchen to store and make your own grub, beer sold, cooked meals available to buy and decent shower facilities. The only moan I really have is the lack of sockets in the bedrooms, i.e. none at all (well at least not in our room). The alternative is to charge your phone in the corridor or behind the reception desk. The reception area also stocks a variety of things useful to climbers, in addition to beer.
I got fairly poor sleep on my second night there, but it was because there had been a lot of rain, and the river had swollen quite large, and making more noise flowing. However, it's worth it for the beautiful view you get from the window.
If I ever climb the Ben again, I would definately stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is the largest and longest established youth hostel in the Glen Nevis/Fort William area. Hosting hill walkers, climbers and backpackers at the foot of Britain's Highest Mountain since 1933, it has a proven track record of providing quality budget accommodation for individuals, families and groups wishing to visit the Lochaber area. The youth hostel boasts a superb newly refurbished kitchen and lounge, making it the cosiest place to relax with friends or family. Glen Nevis Youth Hostel maintains a spacious and always toasty boot and drying room for wet weather gear. The hostel offers full catering for those who prefer to take the hassle out of getting a meal ready after a long day on the hills and also has a great selection of beers and wines. With spacious bathrooms, accommodation for groups, families and independent travellers from around the world, Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is never without a great atmosphere and you are sure to make a friend or two.Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glen Nevis Youth Hostel Fort William, Scotland