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Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Lodge

Hostel

Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, Scotland

We are a warm and comfortable family-run, Alpine style hostel and bunkhouse. The timber clad building is set on the historic site of an old blacksmiths workshop in a unique location. We welcome families, couples, individuals or groups all year round – with fantastic views over Ben Nevis, the sea loch and surrounding mountains.

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Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 78%

Location 92%

Safety 86%

Staff 86%

Value 85%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Important Information

The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Hostel are available in bunkrooms of 4 or 6 persons or as full units of 10 or 14 persons.

CHECK IN is available only 15:00 – 20:00 hrs. We do not accept arrivals later than 20.00hrs. . Our office & reception is closed around 17.00 hrs. If you are arriving later than 17: 00 hr please call or e-mail us to let us know in advance – well before the day of your arrival.



CHECK OUT TIME on the day of departure is 10.00 am or before.



CANCELLATIONS We do not accept cancellations less than 4 weeks prior to your arrival irrespective of notifications from the booking agents HostelWorld and HostelBookers. If you cancel less than 4 weeks before your arrival date you are still liable for the payment in full.

DEPOSITS & PAYMENT. A 12% deposit is paid direct to HostelWorld and Hostelbookers – this is non refundable. The balance is due in full 4 weeks prior to arrival (or at the time of booking if you have made your booking less than 4 weeks before your arrival date). This is irrespective of notifications from the booking agents HostelWorld and HostelBookers. Payment can be made from our website or by online banking – please ask for our banking details. We reserve the right to re-let your room if the balance is not paid on time – 4 weeks before your arrival. We do not accept cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to arrival.

BEDDING. Freshly laundered bedding is provided with bunk beds made up on arrival. Please make sure that your party does not bring any sleeping bags or other bedding into our accommodation.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Fort William?

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We are a warm and comfortable family-run, Alpine style hostel and bunkhouse. The timber clad building is set on the historic site of an old blacksmiths workshop in a unique location. We welcome families, couples, individuals or groups all year round – with fantastic views over Ben Nevis, the sea loch and surrounding mountains.

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Private Rooms

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

People 4

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

People 4

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 6 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

People 6

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 6 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

People 6

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

People 4

Room details

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Lodge

The Smiddy Bunkhouse (sleeps 12 in bunkrooms of 4 and 8 persons) & Blacksmiths Hostel (Sleeps 14 in 2 rooms of 4 plus one room of 8 persons) are both fully self catered.

We are located 4 miles from Ben Nevis at the south western end of the Caledonian Canal in a convenient village location at Corpach. This is on the A830 to Mallaig 4 miles NW from Fort William close to the West Highland Railway Line (steam trains in summer). There is immediate access to the Road to the Isles – to Mallaig 47 miles away or the Great Glen Ways 77 miles to Inverness– for long distance walking, paddling, cycling or sailing. This is the real start to the LDR Great Glen Way.

The area is peacefully exciting with loads of outdoor activities nearly on the doorstep – there is a resident on site mountain and river guide for instruction, guiding, information and advice for climbing, hill walking, kayaking, open canoeing and dinghy sailing, and winter climbing. We also hire out canoes, kayaks and sailing dinghies to those who have paddled or sailed before plus fishing rod and mountain bike hire. Nevis range ski area is 5 miles away. There are also loads of excellent mountain bike trails in the area plus local forest walks, wild life watching, quad biking, ski-ing and snowboarding.

Our kitchens are fully self catered and well equipped. The accommodation is fully heated for all year round use – and our showers are HOT. There are 2 efficient drying rooms plus laundry facilities for all your wet cloths. A patio and barbeque are an ideal place to sit and chat in the evenings. A fully equipped meeting / lecture room is also available. There is secure storage for your bikes or kayaks.

Please telephone us on arrival if you arrive after 1700 hrs. We do not accept arrivals after 10pm unless by prior arrangement. Payment is by cash or GB cheque.

Accommodation Information

The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Hostel are available in bunkrooms of 4 or 6 persons or as full units of 10 or 14 persons.

CHECK IN is available only 15:00 – 20:00 hrs. We do not accept arrivals later than 20.00hrs. . Our office & reception is closed around 17.00 hrs. If you are arriving later than 17: 00 hr please call or e-mail us to let us know in advance – well before the day of your arrival.



CHECK OUT TIME on the day of departure is 10.00 am or before.

CANCELLATIONS We do not accept cancellations less than 4 weeks prior to your arrival irrespective of notifications from the booking agents HostelWorld and HostelBookers. If you cancel less than 4 weeks before your arrival date you are still liable for the payment in full.

DEPOSITS & PAYMENT. A 12% deposit is paid direct to HostelWorld and Hostelbookers – this is non refundable. The balance is due in full 4 weeks prior to arrival (or at the time of booking if you have made your booking less than 4 weeks before your arrival date). This is irrespective of notifications from the booking agents HostelWorld and HostelBookers. Payment can be made from our website or by online banking – please ask for our banking details. We reserve the right to re-let your room if the balance is not paid on time – 4 weeks before your arrival. We do not accept cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to arrival.

BEDDING. Freshly laundered bedding is provided with bunk beds made up on arrival. Please make sure that your party does not bring any sleeping bags or other bedding into our accommodation.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.