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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'

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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

94.3%
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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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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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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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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

60.0%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Michael Schmauser

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was realy frindly

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

The property's response is...

97.1%
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PURNIMA PATHIRAJA

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 August 2013 PURNIMA would recommend this property

Liked: Great place for a short stay. Friendly staff.. lovely view from the hostel.

Disliked: PURNIMA left no negative feedback.

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Jose Nono Pimentel Neto

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 July 2013 Jose Nono would recommend this property

Liked: Everything,including;beautefull location/views,the friendly+warmness of the Fantastic!!staff!I would like to thanks all of them,to make me feel do welcome!with such TLC,they would walk not just a mile to help U,but much more...very genuine+down to earth!Extremelly helpfull+knowlegeble.feel since the first day,that we know each other for a life time!wonderfull people+place...Really Love it!thank you all..already plan to come back.they also treat every single one of the guest igually good,Robert is a very hard work+commited+helpfull+nice gentlemen.

Disliked: Absolutelly Nothing.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: shared bathrooms

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Peter Graham

Alone

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 June 2013 Peter would recommend this property

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.

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

Lucas Kohlmann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 May 2013 Lucas would recommend this property

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.

88.6%
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Eloise Bartlett

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 May 2013 Eloise would recommend this property

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

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

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

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

20 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

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.

94.3%
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Olga Leszczynska

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 November 2012 Olga would recommend this property

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.