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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bank Street Lodge

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Bank Street Lodge
Ranked #16 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
Brighton
1 review
“Really Nice Place”
Reviewed November 15, 2006

My partner and I stayed in the Hostel rooms which were some of the best we stayed in during our trip. They are in the process of refurbishing the rooms so it was very clean and comfortable. Although basic, we had everything we needed, the kitchen was great and the lounge functional and very clean. We had a look at the en-suite rooms and had wished we'd booked them instead - good size and really well equipped. The prices were as expected (very reasonable for the en-suite rooms at £45 for two people) and we would not stay anywhere else in Fort William now.

  • Liked — Location, Friendliness, Clean, warm, great showers
  • Disliked — Small rooms, not much storage
  • Tips/Secrets — book early in summer, we tried earlier in the year but it was full
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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  • Cleanliness
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Reviewed June 30, 2006

Its OK. Reasonably priced and reasonably clean. There are a few niggly things that spoil it though.

The room we were in had four beds (two bunks) crammed into what could be described as a box room. With four people and four rucksacks there was no room to move.

If you have you just finished walking the West Highland Way in the rain then you will find the dry room inconvenient to get to (its outside by the bins). It also wasnt very warm and didnt seem to have the sturdiest lock considering it was outside.

The showers were good and hot but the toilets, showers and basins were all crammed in like the beds. No place to put anything, or get changed or dryed and the bathroom doors open straight onto the corridor, so theres not much privacy.

On the plus side there is a nice common room and a decent kitchen.

If you get a choice go for the other Fort William backpackers, but if they are full this is OK.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed May 30, 2006

Do you like the decoration? What decoration??

Bankstreet Lodge will provide you with the basics... a bed, a shower, and a black and white tv... with two channels. It is like a youth hostel with your private room...

The room was kind of used, and the cleanliness made us keep our socks on at all times. If you need to sleep and leave, I guess it is ok, and for a good price. The location is central, for what there is to see in Fort William...

Forget breakfast... I don't even think there is a kitchen, and if you need to leave your car in the parking, you better bring your stunt double....

  • Stayed May 2006
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Reviewed November 8, 2005

This should not be your first choice if you've arrived in Fort William having just walked the West Highland Way, both myself and traveling companion found that the showers would only produce hot water for four to five minutes, after which it would take ages to heat up again.

However the rooms were of a good standard and the staff were friendly.

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed October 29, 2004

My wife and I stayed at the Bank Street Lodge for two nights and found it an excellent place to stay. The staff were freindly, helpful, efficient, and very welcoming. The Hostel is centrally located just off the High Street about 5 minutes walk from the Railway Station. We've visited Fort William on three occasions over the last few years and this is by far the best place we've stayed. It's reasonably priced, £45 for an en suite double room, a good kitchen, a pleasant lounge, and good sized clean rooms. You don't get breakfast but there's more than enough space to store your own food and there's a supermarket just down the road. An excellent place to stay for single travellers, parties, families, and 'older folk' like us. One small criticism, no hooks in the bathroom for clothes.

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Reviewed October 20, 2003

Situated in the town centre, close to all amentities. The hotel itself was very quiet, children of all ages welcome, we travelled with a 7 month old infant and a 3 year old and were given a family room. We had our own travel cot but were told on arrival that we could have a cot if we wanted it. Family room consisted of a double bed and bunk beds and still had room for a cot.

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Property: Bank Street Lodge
Address: Bank Street, Fort William PH33 6AY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Fort William
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bank Street Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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