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Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

Hostel | Banavie, Fort William, Scotland PH33 7LY

78.1% Overall Rating

259 out of 282 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/09/2014)

Fern Pearston thinks…

"Friendly staff. Clean bedrooms and bathrooms. Can't fault it. Parking at the hostel was really handy too."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 3.10
  • Breakfast USD 6.19
  • Towel USD 3.10

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Sorry no stags or hen groups. Check in open 5.00pm - 10.00pm, and by arrangement outside these hours, you will find all the contact details of the hostel on your booking confirmation Amendment and cancellation: The first nights fee is non-refundable. If a booking is cancelled less than 7 days before (00:01 hrs) arrival day then a charge equal to 100% of the stay will be made. All bookings require a valid telephone number and payment of the first nights fees. All bookings are provisional until so secured. Hostel staff will normally contact YOU to re-confirm your payment card information. If they do not, please contact the hostel at least 48 hours prior to your stay on 01397 772531 during office hours or by email at bookings@great-glen-hostel.com. Under 18s must have adult supervision. We regret children under 5 are not accepted

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 17:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Fort William?

Contact us directly

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A very warm welcome to Chase The Wild Goose Hostel. Located just a short distance from Fort William town centre, the hostel is an ideal base for climbing Ben Nevis, visiting the Nevis Range and riding the Jacobite Steam Train (aka Hogwarts Express, as featured in the Harry Potter movies). Read more

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About Chase The Wild Goose Hostel


With friendly environment and beautiful surroundings. The hostel is located at Banavie, close to the Caledonian Canal with the Lochy Bar and Moorings Hotel just a stones throw away for meals and refreshments after a long day on the hill or touring the Scottish Highlands.


Has 42 beds in a mix of double, twin, family and dormitory accommodation, providing for the needs of individuals, families, backpackers and small groups.  Theres a small self-catering kitchen should you want to cook your own meals, but you can buy our famous 'All-You-Can-Eat-Anytime' Continental Breakfast for just a few pounds.  You can eat it any time, even before you go to bed.  Being a little out of town we hope to offer a better nights sleep before your energetic day on the hills than perhaps you might receive in a town centre establishment.


The hostel is also a popular stop-over for enthusiasts on the 3-peaks challenge, walkers of the Great Glen Way and West Highland Way and caters for visitors to the Mountain Bike challenges nearby, water sports enthusiasts and can even organise a mountain guide to take you up Ben Nevis.  Backpackers from around the globe have enjoyed their stay.


To top all this, the area is renowned for having the best views of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. We can direct you to the best access route up the mountain or even arrange a Mountain Guide for you.


If you are less energetic, visit Neptunes Staircase or ride the famous Jacobite Steam Train featured in the Harry Potter films, as the 'Hogwarts Express'. The West Highland Line features as one of the Worlds greatest railway journeys.
Come and experience this amazing place...! Our testimonials show us to be one of the best hostels near Ben Nevis.

Please note: You can modify or cancel your booking up to 7 days before arrival day, when only the first nights fees shall be charged. If cancelled or modified later, or in case of no-show, the full amount will be retained, Full payment will be processed prior to arrival whenever possible.

If planning to arrive when Reception is closed between 10:00 hrs and 17:00 hrs or after 22:00 hrs (but BEFORE 23:30 hrs) you MUST PHONE to pre-arrange this with staff. A small fee may apply.

Sorry, no stag or hen groups
check-in open 17:00 hrs 22:00 hrs.
under 18s must have adult supervision.
we regret children under 5 are not accepted

This is a non-smoking hostel.
Groups are very welcome.

Accommodation Information

There are 7 bedrooms, all with shared bathroom facilities:

1 x Twin bedroom with bunks (max 4), 1 x 4-beds rooms; 2 x 5-bedrooms; 3 x 8-bed rooms

Guests are welcome to use the kitchen facilities to make their own meals.
Self-serve 'all you can eat' breakfast is available at a small extra charge.
TV lounge and a quiet lounge where the fire is lit on very cold nights.
The dining room is also open for sitting, eating, reading, browsing and chatting.

Please see our booking terms and conditions at http://www.great-glen-hostel.com/Accept_Terms_&_Conditions2.htm

Location Information

Located on the edge of the city of Fort William in the village of Banavie, close to Ben Nevis and Neptunes Staircase.

Climb Ben Nevis
Visit Neptune's Staircase
Visit the ghostly ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle
Walk up Banavie Hill
Follow the canal to the basin at Corpach
Visit The Distillery for a tour and a dram.