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

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...

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
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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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

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%
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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%
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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%
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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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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%
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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

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.

97.1%
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Michael Hurst

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 October 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Cracking Hostel, great location to get to all the good climbing areas...staff very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There was everything we needed: in the kitchen, in the rooms, bathroom+ internet access and GREAT view!

Disliked: There was not a housenumber only a sign shown Fort William Backpackers, but it was very hard to see in the dark.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

18 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff who were very knowledgeable about local hiking routes.

Disliked: There weren't enough bathrooms and showers for a hostel this size.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quite scenic. Room is of fair size. Toilets are clean. Free milk,coffee and tea.

Disliked: Internet access is charged 80p per half hour. Road to hostel is steep uphill.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Here, I meet a lot nice people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and helpful staff, good location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice launch!

Disliked: I was cold!

80.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

simon favaud

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2010 simon would recommend this property

Liked: The hold building

Disliked: Small Kitchen

62.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 August 2010

Liked: Near of Ben Nevis and other mountains if you want to make hikking.

Disliked: We could'nt rest there. Some of the other costumers in our room were very loudly in the night with any respect for the others. The location of the hostel is no so far of the centre of the village but is in a big pendant and in the middle of a curve that prevents the people going by car to see the hostel up to is too later to go in. The street is one way without possibility to go back reverse.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kindness, cleanliness

Disliked: No enough chairs and table for the dinner and everyone in the hostel

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
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very cosy place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.