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Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Lodge Hostel

Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, Scotland

83% Overall Rating 29 out of 39 customers would recommend this property based on 39 reviews

Atmosphere 84%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 77%

Location 90%

Safety 84%

Staff 84%

Value 81%

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


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

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Map and Directions


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; buses to Mallaig - try Sheil Buses; for fruther afield Scottish City Link; for travel by train First Scotrail; for journey planning try www. 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.

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