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Reviews of Fort William Backpackers

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

89.8% Overall Rating

392 out of 422 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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89.8%

Overall Rating

392 out of 422 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Fort William Backpackers'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
96.0%
Value
89.6%
Safety
88.8%
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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.

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

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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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.

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

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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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.

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

Ales Vrbas

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday

25 July 2010 Ales would recommend this property

Liked: Big house, very friendly staff, simply pleasant place to stay.

Disliked: Ales left no negative feedback.

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

Blanca Nuñez

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2010 Blanca would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff.good place with services to start to walk along glen nevis.A good experience, despite the bed was a little bit hard

Disliked: The bed nut it wasnt so bad

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Matthew Marr

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 July 2010 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Closeness of property to train/bus station and main town

Disliked: Bed sheets didn't smell completely clean although rest of the property was fine

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

Henrique d'Arce

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2010 Henrique would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, very friendly, attentive and helpful staff. Other guests were all very considerate and friendly too. Highly recommended ! ! !

Disliked: Absolutely NO problems at all.

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

Customer review

25 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nil

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

16 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is a nice place to stay, except the showering for hot water ran out so quickly so i had to take a cold showering.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

13 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lounge, outdoor space, friendly folk especially staff.. Near to town

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Phoebe Chang

08 June 2010 Phoebe would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was great and the general atmosphere was really welcoming. I'd stay here again!

Disliked: Phoebe left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

07 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very quiet location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

06 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the breakfast

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Chrisina Tindall

24 May 2010 Chrisina would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere is great, staff friendly, views superb.

Disliked: Chrisina left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

22 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nil

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.