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“Bunkhouse noisy, not the cleanest”

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Ben Nevis Inn and Bunkhouse
Ranked #59 of 111 Fort William B&B and Inns
San Francisco, California
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“Bunkhouse noisy, not the cleanest”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Stayed at the Bunkhouse after completing the West Highland Way. It's a bit out from Fort William city centre so we had to take a taxi to and from the bunkhouse. Most of the people staying there were doing Glen Nevis, so the location was more convenient for them. Instead of rooms all of the bunks are just located in rows, so it was extremely noisy and if one person turned on a light everyone could see it. We were also next to the kitchen and got lots of noise from there. The toilets and showers are all shared and there is less privacy than in most other bunkhouses. The restaurant at the Inn is great though.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

Stay at Ben nevis inn for two days great time will return again food was great and the service was first class I left my treck towel there not a problem drop them an email and it was returned the next couple of days. If you want to stay some where cheap and basic this is the place great views and staff

  • Stayed May 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

I would recommend anyone who is either climbing Ben Nevis or having an outdoors weekend in the Fort William area to give the place a shot. The bunkhouse accommodation is very basic, but as long as you know this before you go and are prepared you should have a great stay!

The accommodation itself is beneath the bar, and consists of three 8-bed (4 bunks) sections with a kitchen at one end and the toilets, showers and a small drying room at the other end. This was my first time staying at a bunkhouse and all 24 beds were full for the night, so it could be slightly cramped when trying to get changed etc but thats all part of the fun. This is simply a place to get your head down for the night and grab a shower and some food.

The beds were comfy enough with bedding provided, and there are two basic showers, two shower cubicles and a few sinks. We were lucky with the weather but I could see how there would be a shortage of space for drying wet clothes/boots as the drying room was a small cupboard about the size of a toilet cubicle, so this would be a big negative if the weather was wet.

The kitchen area has enough seating at kitchen tables for about 12 people, and there is kettle, fridge, oven, hobs etc for preparing food.

The major plus for this place however is the bar above, which was open until 11. The food here was pricey but fantastic, and there are a range of drinks available, including local Ben Nevis whisky and real ales. There was a really good atmosphere in the place with people either coming in having completed Ben Nevis, or staying for the night before climbing in the morning. Again, we were lucky with the weather so sat outside on the picnic tables with our beers and there are fantastic fews up the valley to Ben Nevis. There was no live music on the night we stayed, but I could imagine that being absolutely brilliant!

Also, a mention to the staff at the Ben Nevis Inn, really friendly and helpful

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Stayed 4 nights recently at the bunkhouse after completing Ben Nevis in the dark for charity.
The bunkhouse was awesome, just right for people who enjoy the outdoors, great beds, comfy, each dorm with it's own radiator, clean linen, showers with good hot water, clean toilets. Kitchen had all you needed, cooker, microwave, 2 sinks, fridge, utensils etc. Could possibly benefit from a chest freezer for peoples food and maybe another cooker as in summer i can imagine it is very busy. Apart from those suggestions, we enjoyed the scenery and the accomodation.
The pub when it opened was a real homely feeling place, agar fire, seperate upstairs which was cosy, beer was good. The food was amazing and lots of it, well worth the money, and last but not least, the live scottish traditional folk band that played on Thursday night was amazing and I stayed there all night to listen to them. I miss them already, specially Jen on the violin, what can I say?
Recommend it and we shall both return.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Having climbed Ben Nevis in rain, sleet and snow, we were really looking forward to getting dry, having a hot shower and some decent food at the Inn & Bunkhouse.
We arrived off the mountain mid-afternoon - there was no staff at the bunkhouse, the inn was closed for New Year (though there had been no mention of this online when we booked), the beds which we had been allocated had other people's sleeping bags on/had been slept in already, and - worst of all - the drying room facilities were useless (one tiny cupboard with a radiator in - completely inadequate for a bunk house full of people).
If we hadn't paid in advance, there is no way we would have stayed. Really disappointing.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Wooler, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

Booked over the internet and was sent an access code which wasn't needed as the doors seem to be open all the time, never saw a member of staff. All opened plan, no real rooms. Fully booked and very crampt, not very clean but good kitchen facilities. Fantastic pub upstairs but noisey until 11pm. Great views

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

we stayed there at the hostel on the night before the 3 peaks challenge began. we had a decent meal but service was slow. hostel was clean and respectable and would go there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Ben Nevis Inn and Bunkhouse
Address: Achintee | Glen Nevis, Fort William PH33 6TE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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Ranked #59 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Fort William
Number of rooms: 24
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Ben Nevis Inn And Bunkhouse Fort William, Scotland

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