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Reviews of Fort William Backpackers Fort William Hostel

Alma Road, Fort William, Scotland

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 84%

Location 86%

Safety 85%

Staff 93%

Value 87%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 2.55USD
  • Towel 1.27USD

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE:
Please bring photographic identification with you – you will need it to check-into our hostel.
If any guest within your booking is under the age of 18 please contact us before making the reservation online.
As our accommodation is mainly comprised of dorm rooms, we can only accept families with children if the whole room has been booked for sole occupancy. We cannot accommodate children in dorm rooms with other guests and the maximum number of people allowed to sleep in our twin room is 2.
The hostel reception is open from 7am-12pm and then from 5pm-10.3opm. If you arrive in the afternoon feel free to make yourself at home and use the hostel facilities. Check-in is available again between 5pm & 10.30pm.
Fort William Backpackers is available for sole occupancy. To check availability & get a quote, please contact us.
Unfortunately, due to past experiences, we do not accept stag or hen parties

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to arrival will receive a 90% refund.
Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to arrival are non-refundable.
(Please note that in order to receive a 90% refund; you must cancel prior to 12.00 noon the day before your booking is due to commence)

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 84%

Location 86%

Safety 85%

Staff 93%

Value 87%

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60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The staff was realy frindly

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

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Hello Michael,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us:)
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff friendly and helpful.
As a small cosy hostel we understand the bathrooms can get very busy, however we do are best to notify guest when any of them become vacant. Our drying room does get used frequently and we endeavour to assist in providing extra drying facilities when asked. Again thanks for the feedback and we hope that we will get to see you again in the future soon:)

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: location

Disliked: shared bathrooms

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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

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

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

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

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

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

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.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly

Disliked: -

Customer would recommend this property

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