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Reviews of Fort William Backpackers

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

89.3% Overall Rating

391 out of 421 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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89.3%

Overall Rating

391 out of 421 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Fort William Backpackers'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
95.2%
Value
88.0%
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88.0%
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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

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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.

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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%
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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.

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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%
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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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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%
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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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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%
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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%
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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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...

82.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was very sociable atmosphere staff was really nice and kind. the town is not very big so you can go coach or train station in 10~15 minutes

Disliked: room which i stayed was very called. road to hostel was quite rough(?) kitchenwares were not that clean

85.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Przytulny salon z kominkiem. Robert i jego pozytywne nastawienie :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Willemijn Witte

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 September 2013 Willemijn would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! From the names of the dorm beds to the open fire in the evening to the great kitchen!

Disliked: The only thing I can fault this place with is that it is on a small hill, which is murder after a day of hiking with a full pack :D

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, fun staff. Wifi throughout. Five minute walk to grocery store, bus station, train station. NIce seating areas. Cozy. Clean.

Disliked: Kitchen is very small. Bed was extremely uncomfrtable with springs poking me all night.

The property's response is...

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

Ka Man Ho

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2013 Ka Man would recommend this property

Liked: It's close to train station

Disliked: Kitchen is too small, it is busy during dinner time