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Reviews of Fort William Backpackers

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

89.3% Overall Rating

391 out of 421 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/06/2015)

Maria Laura Pereyra thinks…

"Location was amazing! You can see the town and the mountains from that hill. Friendly staff, weather update daily for the mountains tipos to get there toó. Good kitchen and good breakfast for…"

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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 3.12
  • Towel USD 1.56

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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89.3%

Overall Rating

391 out of 421 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Fort William Backpackers'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
95.2%
Value
88.0%
Safety
88.0%
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Michael Schmauser

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was realy frindly

Disliked: two bathroom for nearly 35 person, every room was wet and the drying room was not usable

The property's response is...

97.1%
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PURNIMA PATHIRAJA

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 August 2013 PURNIMA would recommend this property

Liked: Great place for a short stay. Friendly staff.. lovely view from the hostel.

Disliked: PURNIMA left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Jose Nono Pimentel Neto

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 July 2013 Jose Nono would recommend this property

Liked: Everything,including;beautefull location/views,the friendly+warmness of the Fantastic!!staff!I would like to thanks all of them,to make me feel do welcome!with such TLC,they would walk not just a mile to help U,but much more...very genuine+down to earth!Extremelly helpfull+knowlegeble.feel since the first day,that we know each other for a life time!wonderfull people+place...Really Love it!thank you all..already plan to come back.they also treat every single one of the guest igually good,Robert is a very hard work+commited+helpfull+nice gentlemen.

Disliked: Absolutelly Nothing.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: shared bathrooms

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff here are super friendly and helpful, the places has a really nice chilled out vibe and the view from the hostel at night is just beautiful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Peter Graham

Alone

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 June 2013 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff who make everyone feel welcome, and create a nice communal atmosphere. Decent space in bedrooms, and showers nice and powerful.

Disliked: Not that I cooked, but kitchen area a little cramped.

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

Lucas Kohlmann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 May 2013 Lucas would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is well located as it is close to the train/bus station and the city centre. Good breakfest and nice people. Welcoming staff.

Disliked: Didn`t have lockers. A bit far from the main outdoor experiences I had planed.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Eloise Bartlett

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 May 2013 Eloise would recommend this property

Liked: There were many people my age (21)...

Disliked: There were 2 toilets, and the showers were unisex...

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Real fire in the lounge, comfy bed

Disliked: No hand rail in the bathroom and slippy shower resulted in me going base over apex

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

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

20 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were all very welcoming and helpful and the hostel had a really nice atmosphere. Everyone there was really social which was brilliant as I was travelling alone!

Disliked: Wi-fi only works in the dining room.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Olga Leszczynska

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 November 2012 Olga would recommend this property

Liked: It has an amazing atmosphere. Very friendly staff always happy to help and give tips on exploring the locar area. Very cosy reading room with a fire place, where you can chill out after a long treck, or play/listen to some music as 'common use' guitar and bembens are to use for everyone. Fully equiped kitchen with free tea / coffee / milk and linen are provided.

Disliked: toilets are very basic, and some of them would use some repair, but are kept nicely clean.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.