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

84.9% Overall Rating

107 out of 121 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/08/2015)

attila magyar thinks…

"hostel is in a nice place, room was average, beds were okay. kitchen area is nice and well equipped, as well as the living-room area. bathrooms were okay, overall it was alright."

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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
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Linen

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.

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Snowgoose Mountain Centre operates from Corpach, Fort William.

Take the A82 north out of Fort William for about 1.5 miles. At the set of traffic lights one mile north of Fort William take the A830 which is signposted to Mallaig.
At the village of Corpach, 4 miles out from Fort William, opposite the Key Grocery store (which is on the right facing Mallaig) is a left hand turn to Corpach Basin. We are 40 yards down this road to Corpach Railway Station on the left.Find us immediately before the railway crossing. We are sign posted with a large blue / white sign on the main road(A830) as Snowgoose Mountain Centre / Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Hostel.

If you are coming to us by train from Glasgow then book your ticket to Corpach - stay on the train in Fort William as this train will then go out to Mallaig - sometimes you may need to change to the local train. Get off 2 stops after Fort William at Corpach. If you ring us we will meet you off the train. This is all much easier that getting off the train in Fort William then having to catch a bus out to us - or walk!!

If you are coming by local bus then buses (Service No 45) leave Corpach / Fort William every 20 minutes from 6am to 6pm - every hour thereafter until 22.30. These buses leave from Middle Street in Fort William. In Corpach the bus stop is a 2 minute walk from the hostel. We have local bus / train / ferry timetables available or look at www.rapsons.com; buses to Mallaig - try Sheil Buses; for fruther afield Scottish City Link www.citylink.co.uk; for travel by train First Scotrail www.firstgroup.com/scotrail; for journey planning try www. travelline.co.uk

The location of Snowgoose Mountain Centre is at the head of the tidal waters of Loch Linnhe, 20 miles in either direction from the open sea, within a very short distance of widely ranging grades of white water, rock and mountains, means that we can offer an extensive range of water and mountain based activities for all grades, from one hour to one week. We are 5 miles from the superb Aonach Mhor ski area with its all year round gondola facility and 15 miles from Glencoe.