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Reviews of Fort William Backpackers

Hostel | Alma Road, Fort William, Scotland PH33 6HB

91.0% Overall Rating

381 out of 408 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/07/2014)

"Location close to town centre and near train station lovely old building with big rooms and a comfortable feel great view over ben nevis free tea and coffee and hot chocolate and MILK provided too breakfast only £2…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 3.25
  • Towel USD 1.62

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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91.0%

Overall Rating

381 out of 408 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Fort William Backpackers'

Atmosphere
93.6%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
96.8%
Value
90.4%
Safety
89.6%
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97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly

Disliked: -

100.0%
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Nikol Hruskova

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 September 2012 Nikol would recommend this property

Liked: Warm and homely

Disliked: Little bit too noisy from downstairs later in night

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and friendly staff. One can buy a small breakfast on-site, and coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are always available free. The coal fire was very welcome in the rainy weather.

Disliked: I think that it could have been a bit cleaner, although much of this concern is probably other guests being messy/dirty. Not bright enough lighting in the dining/internet area. Also, it would be nice to have small lights on/at the beds.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like everything, the place, the people, everything was so good.

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Es un Hostel bastante bien situado, con buena limpieza, atención y un ambiente genial. Además, es una casa bonita y con buena decoración

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

david Lilley

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 June 2012 david would recommend this property

Liked: Staff Helpfull and Polite, Central location, Car park, Clean. Hot showers.

Disliked: The house is a bit run down and needs a bit of a face lift for a little extra money you can get 100% more else where a bit expensive at £20 a night for what you get

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and friendly staff

Disliked: Investment needed in showers and toilets. Not enough of either for the number of beds and they are a bit tiered.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff. nice and clean. comfortable beds

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The locations is great for those who wish to go hiking. The staff was very helpfull and we very much liked the atmosphere at the hostel. Everyone was nice and fun.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2012

Liked: I liked the staff. outlook and the Internet connection.

Disliked: i wouldn´t like to be there at summertime with 3 showers and few toilets.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and willing to help make you feel just at home

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Anupam Satyanath Manur

Alone

City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 April 2012 Anupam Satyanath would recommend this property

Liked: Clean place with a nice front room to chill out. Checks in place regarding excessive noise at late night. Extremely friendly staff. Not far from town centre (about 5 mins walk), but with a good view from the room and/or front room. Also, close to Cow hill track leading to Glen Nevis for those interested in hiking. Had a nice experience all in all!

Disliked: Nothing really!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: was in a good location with excellent facilities and the staff were really helpful and had really good advice about where to go

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its a very nice hostel, the staff are great and helped me find things to do in the area. The kitchen is big and has lots of pots and pans, which is always nice to find in a hostel.

Disliked: Nothing.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

juan teruel

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

09 January 2012

Liked: the location, the living room with fireplace

Disliked: The room smelled bad, the room did not look anything like the pictures that teach on the website, should you buy furniture because those are very old

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

02 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money

Disliked: Poor staff

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and Friendly staff!

Disliked: Maybe price could be a bit cheaper for the hostel. Other than that everything was fine.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free Hot Choc Free WiFi Free Car Parking Board Games Posting forgotten items to me!

Disliked: Mattresses quite thin

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly and helpful staff. Cosy, warm and inviting place to stay.

Disliked: Nothing much.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

22 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and the hostel was clean -including the showers!!! A good backpackers with a social atmosphere.

Disliked: It was pretty noisy in the morning with the bathroom right next to my bed.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rachel Long

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2011 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and clean

Disliked: It took me a while to find the hotel sign.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Zoe Corstorphan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 October 2011 Zoe would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant hostel, had so much fun, everything about fort willy backpackers is 10/10! Will recommend to everybody I know and I can't wait to come back! Thanks Andy and Terrence!!!

Disliked: NOTHING!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: car parking - but we had to move our car, otherwise we would have been double parked the next morning. hostel was ok, fairly clean

Disliked: none

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff were very helpful and the overnight washing/drying was excellent value for money

Disliked: all good

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Anne Wenzel

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 September 2011 Anne would recommend this property

Liked: Compared to other hostels of that kind and price it was very clean and cosy.

Disliked: Everything was fine, nothing to complain about.