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Reviews of Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

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

84.3% Overall Rating

67 out of 78 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/08/2014)

Maureen Vidler thinks…

"The staff were so friendly especially Quinton who always had a joke or was whistling or singing while he worked. The best ever breakfasts ever were eaten at this hostel. The cleanliness of the…"

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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 7.31
  • Towel USD 3.25

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.

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84.3%

Overall Rating

67 out of 78 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Glen Nevis Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
86.4%
Value
76.8%
Safety
89.6%
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97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff excellent, kitchen supplies excellent.

Disliked: No tv or radio, limited and expensive wifi and limited electric sockets in the rooms (although this is due to be fixed in a forthcoming renevation I was told)

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Maureen Vidler

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 August 2014 Maureen would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were so friendly especially Quinton who always had a joke or was whistling or singing while he worked. The best ever breakfasts ever were eaten at this hostel. The cleanliness of the kitchens and the shower areas were spotless. I will thoroughly recommend this hostel to any traveller.

Disliked: Maureen left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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wheeler mary

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 August 2014 wheeler would recommend this property

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..

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

David mackanic

With friends / other travellers

City break

20 July 2014

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.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Nothing.

80.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: The Twin-Room we had was very small

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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.

97.1%
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LIN FU

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 July 2013 LIN would recommend this property

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.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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.

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Teresa Walsh

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 June 2013 Teresa would recommend this property

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.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Robert Lugton

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

23 May 2013

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.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Richard Rogler

As a family with children

Family Holiday

20 May 2013 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: great location

Disliked: larger lounge area would be nice

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tze Choong Charn

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 May 2013 Tze Choong would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and accomodating staff.. in particular Derrick and Patrick!

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect, right near the Ben Nevis path, really clean and clm at this time of the year..couldn‘t be better!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 October 2012

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: The dorm had no furniture except the beds and was filthy. The staff was unfriendly. During the night it was very loud, both inside the dorm and outside, where somebody was having a party in a car right under our window. The fact that the window didn't close didn't help with the sound problem either. Because of that, the room was very cold, too. This was the worst hostel we stayed at during our entire trip to Scotland.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean. The shared kitchen was great! Location is also fab.

Disliked: It was cold.

100.0%
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Derren Jones

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 September 2012 Derren would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap,clean,friendly helpful staff and right opposite the pony path up Ben Nevis

Disliked: Noisy ppl upstairs one night out of the 3 so may make sure next time I book a hostel Im on the 2nd floor

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Dorota Stefanicka

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2012 Dorota would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere of this place was really great!!!

Disliked: The bed crackle.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ron Hardin

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 June 2012 Ron would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful setting at the base of Ben Nevis with the trail head just outside the door of the hostel

Disliked: Small parking lot but you could park on the street outside the hostel

97.1%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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!