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Reviews of Glen Nevis Youth Hostel Fort William Hostel

Glen Nevis,, Fort William, Fort William, Scotland

Atmosphere 84%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 78%

Location 91%

Safety 86%

Staff 90%

Value 79%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Important Information

SYHA is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel reception is open 07.00-10.00 and 15.00-23.00, with check-in from 15.00 and checkout by 10.00. Day access to some parts of the hostel will be available – please check on the day.

Late arrival and access outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only.

From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.

SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.

Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.

When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 84%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 78%

Location 91%

Safety 86%

Staff 90%

Value 79%

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Anonymous
01 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Warm,clean,dry friendly kitchen facilities brilliant,continental breakfast very welcomed! Lacality for climbing,walking,cycling great!

Disliked: Needed power points for mobile phones. Most in use..

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
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69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: the other travelers were cool and the beds were nice. also great kitchen

Disliked: I did not like that it was expensive and seemed like they were trying to rip me off. They charged 2 quid for a towel and no free wifi? also no outlets in the rooms which was a bummer. Also breakfast was a ripoff. The whole thing seemed like a scam.

54% Overall Rating
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54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Convenient with bus stop.

Disliked: No plugs in rooms, and the members of staff were nowhere to be found. Far too expensive for what it was.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
18 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Great location, large communal areas, friendly helpful staff, comfortable & clean bedrooms.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The hostel is located at the start-point for 'climbing' the Ben Nevis

Disliked: The Twin-Room we had was very small

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The area ist just beautiful and perfect for outdoor holidays.

Disliked: The showers were clean but the whole construction was a little bit weird.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: It is located right at the foot of Ben Nevis which is great after a tired day of climbing the mountain. You can have a relaxed walk along the road and enjoy the good view of Ben Nevis in the evening. Also, the staff there are friendly and helpful.

Disliked: There is no plug in the room and only a few in the corridor. The name of the hostel is actually 'Glen Nevis Youth Hostel' which confused me a bit.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Location excellent for climbing Ben Nevis. Very good showers, well equiped kitchen, friendly atmosphere

Disliked: Rooms a bit small and hot . No mirror in the bedroom.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
05 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Spacious rooms with on-suite, excellent kitchen and dining area, friendly staff and atmosphere.

Disliked: Banging of doors when people head off very early to climb the Ben.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 May 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Good location right next to Ben Nevis, would take you about 20 minutes to walk into Fort William. Good kitchen facilities for self catering.

Disliked: No power socket in private room, internet £3 a hour for wifi. As w ith all YHA hostels the atmosphere and character of the hostel is bland and dated.

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