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The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Snowgoose Mountain Centre, Station Road, Corpach Fort William, Scotland PH33 7JH

81.6% Overall Rating

99 out of 110 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/06/2012)

"We had a unit of 14 beds which had a large kithcen and social area to ourselves . the space available was also better than other hostels we had stayed in and it was particularly quiet."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Hostel are only available as full units of 12 or 14 persons. Check-in available only 15:00 – 20:00 hrs - outside these hours only by prior arrangement. Our office closes at around 17.00 hrs. If you are arriving later than 17: 00 hrs please let us know in advance. A 10% deposit is paid direct to Hostelbookers – this is non refundable. The balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival or at the time of booking if you have made your booking less than 6 weeks before your arrival date. Please ask for payment details. We reserve the right to re-let your room if the balance is not paid on time.We do not accept cancellations made less than 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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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. Read more

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About The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Hostel

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.