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Reviews of Fort William Backpackers

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

88.8% Overall Rating

396 out of 426 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/08/2015)

"Lovely place, very cosy and friendly! The position is very handy. The space is self-contained and very well organized. Common areas are functional, colorful, and comfortable. The staff is helpful and friendly, we're…"

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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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88.8%

Overall Rating

396 out of 426 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Fort William Backpackers'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
94.4%
Value
88.8%
Safety
88.8%
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Briony Finnigan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2015 Briony would recommend this property

Liked: super cool, friendly and comfortable

Disliked: location

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

HONG LIU

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2015 HONG would recommend this property

Liked: good stuff and location

Disliked: HONG left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely place, very cosy and friendly! The position is very handy. The space is self-contained and very well organized. Common areas are functional, colorful, and comfortable. The staff is helpful and friendly, we're very satisfied overall.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

YINRU Huang

Alone

Relaxation/spa

04 August 2015 YINRU would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmospher and staff

Disliked: YINRU left no negative feedback.

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

Ken Arroyo Ohori

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2015 Ken would recommend this property

Liked: Cozy hostel a few minutes walk uphill from the city centre.

Disliked: Ken left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Maria Laura Pereyra

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 June 2015 Maria Laura would recommend this property

Liked: 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 2 pounds.

Disliked: Nothing really

100.0%
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Roy Ricketts

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 June 2015 Roy would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Warm welcome. Coal fire. Good facilities.

Disliked: Roy left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Secure & safe, in the correct location for all amenities etc, Bus,Rail.

Disliked: nothing,ideal for any traveller

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 May 2015

Liked: Good cooking and dining facilities.

Disliked: Not enough toilet and shower facilities. Showers stopped when the toilet was flushed. No room to change in shower cubicles.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice atmosphere. Useful staff. If you search it that hostel is for you. Perfect localization. Fantastic kitchen equipment. All day tea, coffee and chocolate. Because of Scottish weather it was nice they heated, so you could dry your wet clothes and shoes.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Brian Davis

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 April 2015

Liked: Location and view.

Disliked: Very noisey

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

Heiner Böer

With friends / other travellers

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

05 April 2015 Heiner would recommend this property

Liked: cozy living room and friendly stuff

Disliked: Heiner left no negative feedback.

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

Pat Kenneally

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 March 2015 Pat would recommend this property

Liked: Staff outstanding, accommodation clean friendly and warm. Is a hostel should be.

Disliked: Kitchen well equipped but a bit small. Drying room could also be improved.

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

Jennifer Denko

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 January 2015 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Great kitchen and bathrooms and very cosy lounge.

Disliked: 5pm check in is a bit late.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice environment- enjoyable stay

Disliked: The stiff door

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

Magdalena Kawecki

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 January 2015 Magdalena would recommend this property

Liked: It is very warm and welcoming site. Real fireplace in the living room adds happiness and feeling of safety in the cold days.

Disliked: Not enough sitting places in the dining room.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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 but can purchase individual items seperately used the laundry service which was excellent really friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Nothing - it is a great hostel and I would stay there again

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

petra kolenakova

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 July 2014 petra would recommend this property

Liked: Super friendly staff, good atmosphere, people just behave nice for sake of sharing the same adventure. Kitchen facilities in hand so you can really feel relaxed by cooking just what you like. Real deal:) would go again!

Disliked: Windows which you could not open properly.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

29 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely and homely £2 breakfast Excellent staff esp the Spanish man, very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Outside could do with a tidy up.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: n/a

Disliked: n/a

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location clever balance of a chilled area and a more lively environment WiFi excellent in the dining room area excellent staff friendly always helpful but not intrusive lives up to its reputation hope to stay there again

Disliked: None

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really helpfull and friendly stuff, gave me advise for further destinations in Scotland. Free Wifi. Good location.

Disliked: I was in a really small room with up to 5 people, that was ok but the heating was so hot that it was bad for a good night and you couldn't open the windows properly. I guess the other rooms are way better. The fridge was so full that you could hardly put anything in there. But that was in all hostels of Macpackers, don't know why.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

26 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect backpackers' friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: Bed a little bit too old...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Not to much tables in the dining room.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Andy the manager was friendly without being invasive, very knowledgeable about the local area. Helpful with weather forecast. Helpful to a lonely chap on his own.

Disliked: only two toilets for all the guests, sometimes a queue. Some of the guests were less than clean in the bathroom...