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Reviews of Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

Hostel | Banavie, Fort William, Scotland PH33 7LY

76.7% Overall Rating

261 out of 284 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/06/2015)

"It was a pretty standard hostel; there's a couple of common rooms for watching tv or just chatting. The staff is very friendly."

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Facilities

  • 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 3.09
  • Breakfast USD 5.41
  • Towel USD 3.09

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

CANCELLATION POLICY Guests can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival. Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable. • Children under 5 years are not accepted; • No stag Groups • Latest Arrival 10:00 pm 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 by phone during office hours or by email. Under 18s must have adult supervision. We regret children under 5 are not accepted

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76.7%

Overall Rating

261 out of 284 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Chase The Wild Goose Hostel'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
67.2%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
79.2%
Value
77.6%
Safety
83.2%
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Alistair McCormack

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 June 2012 Alistair would recommend this property

Liked: It was very nice to come 'home' to friendly staff and a warm bed after hiking all day on Ben Nevis. Breakfast at £3 was excellent value. Very nice hostel. Thanks

Disliked: Wish I could stay longer

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of colours in this smiley hostel. Very friendly staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Olivia Lawyer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2012 Olivia would recommend this property

Liked: Advice for walking up Ben Nevis was top notch. Lovely homely hotel with friendly funny staff

Disliked: Olivia left no negative feedback.

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Carry McClintock

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2012 Carry would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, I had a car so location was not a problem. They say the views of Ben Nevis are the best from here, but unfortunately there was too much cloud. Great kitchen and 2 living rooms. Beds were nice and warm. Staff were helpful and friendly. Had a great stay.

Disliked: Carry left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

97.1%
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Ronald Kay

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2012 Ronald would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I have visited in Scotland. I took the bus from Fort William as I didn't have a car, but it wasn't a big issue. The hostel was clean and well organised and the breakfast was surprisingly good value. These people know what they're doing and what their customers expect. Hot showers, clean beds and cheap accommodation. The staff was great and just helpful in everything I asked. Very recommended.

Disliked: Ronald left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 April 2012

Liked: -

Disliked: There was a unacceptable smell in the rooms. The statement of the staff member was, that this is caused by often rotating people in the room and their body smells. But in my opinion this is likely to hostels everywhere...so...no recommendations from ours side.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Jeffrey Smith

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 February 2012 Jeffrey would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, good kitchen, clean.

Disliked: Jeffrey left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

85.7%
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ALBA FARRAN PASCUAL

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2012 ALBA would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really helpful. There is a little living room where you can chill out for a while with a fire place. There are clean, nice and spacious showers and baths.

Disliked: It isn't really good located (it's better if you travel by car because everything is further than 10 min walking) and the kitchen is not well ventilated.

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel, nice staff, perfectly clean

Disliked: good

The property's response is...

77.1%
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Jonathan Woodcock

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 May 2011 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money.

Disliked: It is 3 miles from Fort William.

The property's response is...

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a backpackers hostel, but it's still quite clean and the self-catering accomodation are quite good ! The breakfast is also nice. The bed was comfortable and the lounge a nice room to rest a bit.

Disliked: The bathroom could have been cleaner, but it was far from disaster.

74.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness

Disliked: Can be better organised

85.7%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

PENG KIAN HO

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2010 PENG KIAN would recommend this property

Liked: Things are nice and well equiped.

Disliked: quite hard to find in night., should enhance the sign board

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2010

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: No personality, anfriendly, boring and unconforteble.

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff . Relaxed atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Eliane Labbe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2010 Eliane would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very very friendly. Nice rooms to get together and meet nice people.

Disliked: Far from Fort Williams: please right down the distance (in miles or in minutes) it takes in the bus ride, because we could think that we choose the wrong one, or we could think we could walk!!!

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice place to meet people

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Customer review

20 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good place to start walking the Great Glen Way

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

15 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was alright, however I was put in a mixed dorm, which turned out to be me (1 girl) with 7 guys in a room. If they are mixing the dorms, they really should make sure that there are at least 2 girls per room. It was not the most comfortable night I have spent in a hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

25 May 2010

Liked: The £2 breakfast was great!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

14 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Extremley helpful and friendly staff. A short distance outside Fort William in a quiet neighbourhood. Ample parking day or night. Well equipped hostel with a great atmosphere and good facilities. I would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Max GOUTEUX

09 May 2010 Max would recommend this property

Liked: Thanks

Disliked: Max left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

13 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice comfi lounge

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

06 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: big kitchen with lots of utensils. big enough rooms. big toilets.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Anita Varga

26 February 2010 Anita would recommend this property

Liked: the shower was really hot( I stayed there on a very cold time, but the shower.....wow, was great!The room was not so warm( can called a bit chilli, but I was the only one in that time who slept in a room( was 7 empty bed around me....was not a very busy time)But the location is good( especially if you have a car....Would be nice to have some breakfast, but for this prize was worth to stay there.

Disliked: Anita left no negative feedback.