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

91.3% Overall Rating

370 out of 397 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/02/2014)

"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."

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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 3.36
  • Towel USD 1.68

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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91.3%

Overall Rating

370 out of 397 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Fort William Backpackers'

Atmosphere
94.4%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
97.6%
Value
89.6%
Safety
89.6%
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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...

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

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.

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

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

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
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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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

100.0%
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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

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

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

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.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly

Disliked: -

100.0%
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Nikol Hruskova

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 September 2012 Nikol would recommend this property

Liked: Warm and homely

Disliked: Little bit too noisy from downstairs later in night

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and friendly staff. One can buy a small breakfast on-site, and coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are always available free. The coal fire was very welcome in the rainy weather.

Disliked: I think that it could have been a bit cleaner, although much of this concern is probably other guests being messy/dirty. Not bright enough lighting in the dining/internet area. Also, it would be nice to have small lights on/at the beds.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like everything, the place, the people, everything was so good.

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Es un Hostel bastante bien situado, con buena limpieza, atención y un ambiente genial. Además, es una casa bonita y con buena decoración

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

david Lilley

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 June 2012 david would recommend this property

Liked: Staff Helpfull and Polite, Central location, Car park, Clean. Hot showers.

Disliked: The house is a bit run down and needs a bit of a face lift for a little extra money you can get 100% more else where a bit expensive at £20 a night for what you get

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and friendly staff

Disliked: Investment needed in showers and toilets. Not enough of either for the number of beds and they are a bit tiered.