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Reviews of Fort William Backpackers

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

90.1% Overall Rating

390 out of 420 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 3.14
  • Towel USD 1.57

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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90.1%

Overall Rating

390 out of 420 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Fort William Backpackers'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
95.2%
Value
89.6%
Safety
90.4%
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91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheerful, clean rooms, helpful staff, lovely location with a view of the harbor

Disliked: Slightly small (mixed) bathrooms, but rather standard for hostels

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It´s full equipped, nice sitting room, funny place.

Disliked: Was a bit cold there.

85.7%
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jim mcginnis

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 June 2011 jim would recommend this property

Liked: Location and proximity to city centre. Friendly and helpful staff. Availability of a shed for storing bikes.

Disliked: Nothing really, you get what you pay for.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and good value for money, and has good views all around for a relaxing stay.

Disliked: They only gave us 1 key when there were 2 of us and we were in the same room. The door locks when you close it from the outside so it became difficult when we both needed to leave the room at different times.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

12 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was my second time at Fort William Backpackers. The place is a beautiful old building with an extraordinarily friendly staff. The athmosphere is relaxed. Best hostel I've visited so far! Thank you!

Disliked: Nothing to complain!

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Customer review

Alone

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

07 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff really make you feel very welcome. A proper home away from home. Really liked the free tea, coffee and hot chocolate!

Disliked: Strange smell in the dining room

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The people

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Neil Stables

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 May 2011 Neil would recommend this property

Liked: Handy for town

Disliked: Beds were pretty hard and not that comfortable

94.3%
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Markus Ungethuem

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 May 2011 Markus would recommend this property

Liked: stayed there for the third time and look forward to come back! There's simply no better hostel in Scotland for someone searching cosy accommodation, staff who makes almost everything possible one could need ! 1k thanks to andy and terence again, really can't imagine a better place to stay !

Disliked: aehhhhhm, what a silly question ! ahh, yes, there's no pool table, ok

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: super friendly staff handy location for general exploring in area

Disliked: Internet kept dropping out :(

94.3%
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Kylie Rees

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2011 Kylie would recommend this property

Liked: The guys were all friendly and helpful. Close proximity to town as well as Glen Nevis. Had a great time.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike really

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Sittingroom with a wonderful fireplace to meet other travelers

Disliked: no place to put your stuff when showering

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, cosy community room. Clean dorms and facilities. Amazing view over Fort William and the Highlands.

Disliked: 8:30 in morning the staff was still asleep after a pubcrawl. No breakfast, no key deposit return. Very unprofessional.

The property's response is...

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Oliver Varhola

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 April 2011 Oliver would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness and helpfullness of the staff. Adam and Laurence were greatly helpfull. No hassle. Clean well equipped hostel. Strongly recommended!

Disliked: -

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location near the station. Friendly staff. Pretty cheap.

Disliked: No problems really

97.1%
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Ian Lovatt

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 March 2011 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: the location for the hillwalking and closeness to Fort William

Disliked: the car park was a bit small when busy

77.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cosy

Disliked: Parking area small and could be better organised. Could do with 1 or 2 more toilets and 1 or 2 more showers.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place was very laid back and the staff very friendly and helpful. Good Wi-fi reception.

Disliked: Outside communal area was right next to the downstairs dorm room. I can imagine this would be a problem in Summer if folk wanted to sleep.

85.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free drinks! :D themed rooms and beds too (: interesting noticeboard with international currencies!

Disliked: Have to ring and wait for the reception to open in the morning

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

Ryan Chow

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 February 2011 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, basic dorm accommodation for the budget traveler. Close to the Bus/Train station.

Disliked: No security lockers for personal belongings in dorms.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendliness, living room

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly atmosphere, almost a little family

Disliked: Nothing, everything was great

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

Ana Marija Lipovz

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2010 Ana Marija would recommend this property

Liked: Relaxed athmosphere, helpfulness, kindness.

Disliked: Ana Marija left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

02 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cozy place with great atmosphere and good location. Friendly and helpful staff. Great place to meet interesting people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

31 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and cosy atmosphere and the staff were friendly and easily approachable. It was located near to the train and bus stations and the town centre which is good for people who don't have a car. Overall a good place to stay for people on a budget.

Disliked: There weren't many things, but the drying towels for the dishes were wet and dirty at times.