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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 17 October 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 15 October 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 9 October 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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Thank Ksenja K
Ireland
Reviewed 25 September 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 10 September 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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Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stayed here for a night after we finished walking the West Highland Way. This is a true hostel experience the way it should be, with accommodations in what was at one point a large house that has been turned into a comfortable, quirky, friendly place to stay. The staff were super friendly and helpful, and the hostel is clearly...

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Tubingen, Germany
Reviewed 17 August 2016

In August I stayed at Fort William Backpackers with a friend for a night before hiking the Great Glen way. The hostel is very cosy and the staff was as friendly as one can be! They offered a laundry service and promised us to have our clothes dry by the morning because we wanted to start our hike the next...

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly and relaxed atmosphere are making up for the small inconveniences. The place seems a bit too small for the number of guests it accomodates, but young people and backpackers will enjoy its colourfulness and openess. Good localization is also a plus.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my teenage brother for two nights in the 8 bed mixed dorm. We had a great time, everyone was really friendly and the views were great (even though it rained non stop). The beds are really comfy and there is a nice lounge area with a small 'library'. There are three showers (we never had a...

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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, 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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Price Range: ₹ 2,586 - ₹ 3,131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“WIFI is so slow it is best described as non existant”
 of 5 bubbles Old Rambler, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get an upstairs room is possible”
 of 5 bubbles sarahmP4652ZE, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This is really a hiking hostel so what you see is what you get”
 of 5 bubbles LittleEd158, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be the same, and with all good views of Fort William.”
 of 5 bubbles Stuarty78, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Twin rooms available and also bunk rooms sleeping up to 8 in our dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles K807KUsandrab, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
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