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Reviews of Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

Hostel | Glen Nevis, Fort William, Scotland PH33 6SY

84.7% Overall Rating

73 out of 84 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/06/2015)

Simone Mcilgorm thinks…

"This Hostel is clean and full of like minded people, I was never without someone to have a chat with. The staff are hard working because the hostel is clean and calm. I left my good hiking jacket in…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 6.93
  • Towel USD 3.08

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that this Hostel does not have 24 hrs reception. If you are planning to arrive after 23:00 please inform the property in advance! Non members will have to pay £3.00 per person per night. ***Please note our Group booking policy: • When booking for more than 9 persons, different policies and additional supplements will apply • Please note that no stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel. • Full payment will be required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled • Full SYHA Hostelling Scotland Terms and Conditions will apply and be issued to all group bookings.

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84.7%

Overall Rating

73 out of 84 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Glen Nevis Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
88.0%
Value
76.8%
Safety
88.0%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

kenneth dickson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2012 kenneth would recommend this property

Liked: Very relaxed and a very pleasant atmosphere in the hostel.Great breakfast in the morning and all at a very keen price.I will visit again.

Disliked: Nothing at all really.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is professional

Disliked: does not feel like at home.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

John Elliott

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 March 2012 John would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very helpful; Clean (and hot) showers; Excellent kitchen facilities; and Excellent drying room facilities

Disliked: Location slightly far from center of Fort William (but if you have a car then no problem or don't mind taxis or have time to walk) Could do with free wi-fi

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Carol Gilles

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2011 Carol would recommend this property

Liked: Smashing location, friendly staff, very comfy bunks (a bit noisy) good availability of food, great facilities, lovely atmosphere.

Disliked: It was difficult to locate, at the end of a strip of Glen Nevis campsite, lofges, hotels etc!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

stephen campbell

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

26 September 2011 stephen would recommend this property

Liked: Good showers,large dormitory *9 had plenty of space,not overfilled with too many beds. Good size kitchen and had all I needed at the time.The machine that has boiling water available all the time was great too and a proper multiple slice toaster too.Everyone was very considerate of others. Can get a good nights sleep for sure-no midnight revels!

Disliked: Interior is a bit worn in places but thats only a minor thing. Lighting a bit dim for my liking in some of the communal areas.Pity the bus service does not run on into the evening a bit longer-- a taxi from Fort William is only option after 5:10pm as that is the last bus!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i enjoyed the staff help

Disliked: a bit far from the centre but then again not far from ben nevis, the problem being the bus connection, one every two hour is not much

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Helen Baines

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 August 2011 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect place to return to after a miserable, wet climb up Ben Nevis. Warm showers and comfy beds in a quiet room, with the facilities to cook a proper meal - very much appreciated!!

Disliked: nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff! great location for hiking, good kitchen/ facilities in general; they have a drying room with a high efficiency dehumidifier for when your clothes and shoes are inevatibly soaked by the scottish weather

Disliked: a bit pricey, looong walk to the grocery store/ anything in fort william and the bus is pretty infrequent. this place not really a youth hostel, its used mostly by falimiles and older travellers, ie the place pretty dead after 10pm

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ben Nevis is right across the road.

Disliked: The breakfast is too expensive. £4.5 for cereal and toast. Wifi is not free. No 3G signal inside room. No power socket inside room.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

rosemary carsberg

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 August 2011 rosemary would recommend this property

Liked: How closse it was to the main path up Ben Nevis

Disliked: It was pretty good overall, could you a little make over though, oh and a TV room

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

EDWARD CLARKE

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 July 2011 EDWARD would recommend this property

Liked: Proximity to Ben Nevis/friendly and helpful staff/ good size kitchen

Disliked: If i'm really picky - having to use tokens for lunch/breakfast. I think it would be better to just have the names on a list. 1 or 2 of the fixtures were loose (reception toilet seat ). Evening menu seemed to repeat itself each night that i was there.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Michael Goode

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 July 2011 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, convenient location for walking.

Disliked: Not very comfortable, lack of atmosphere

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Proximity to Ben Nevis.

Disliked: Squeky beds

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location at foot of Nevis is good. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

Disliked: Coach party of French teenagers invaded on Sunday night and made a lot of noise until midnight, started up again at 6. They appeared to be using the hostel as a cheap stopover. This is driving hikers away from the SYHA. Plumbing was extremely noisy. No bar and tuckshop was inadequate, although our lack of evening meal was poor planning on my part.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location

Disliked: One oven was out of order the other took a very long time to cook anything.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere!

Disliked: Limited bus service to get to property.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, clean place in a beautiful surrounding.

Disliked: The showers on the first level were either freezing cold or burning hot, but then it turned out that the hostel had nice new showers downstairs. It would be great if they could have that niveau on all levels of the hostel.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location if you are looking to hike Ben Nevis. Nice dining room and self-cleaning kitchen too.

Disliked: Nothing disappointing to remark.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -great location -everything was ok

Disliked: -nothing to complain about, all good

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Margaret Parry

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 April 2011 Margaret would recommend this property

Liked: Near to where i wanted to go, the hills, always clean with really friendly staff who have knowledge of the area

Disliked: A bit draughty. Though the windows are being replaced which will help.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

francis fournier

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Visiting friends or family
Shopping

03 November 2010 francis would recommend this property

Liked: comfortable calm

Disliked: francis left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Andrew Lewis

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 October 2010 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Ideal Location, and excellent facilities for the walkers/hikers/bikers

Disliked: Nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Spencer Thomas

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 October 2010 Spencer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect for a Nevis climb.It is clean and organised.

Disliked: Spencer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Ash Coates

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 October 2010 Ash would recommend this property

Liked: very close to ben nevis. location was outstanding. fairly clean.

Disliked: quite musty. breakfast is very expensive for what it is.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.