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Reviews of Chase The Wild Goose Hostel Fort William Hostel

Great Glen Way, Lochiel Crescent, Banavie, Fort William, Scotland

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 81%

Facilities 74%

Location 66%

Safety 85%

Staff 78%

Value 78%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room 2.83USD
  • Towel 2.83USD

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

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 17:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 81%

Facilities 74%

Location 66%

Safety 85%

Staff 78%

Value 78%

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Anonymous
11 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
09 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Many thanks for your comments and we wish you all the best...

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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Good to meet you. Trust you found access to Ben Nevis straight forward? Keep on Chasing the Wild Goose!

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49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

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

Yes, you are right, the smell is typical of hostels and comes from hillwalkers, climbers and bodies who have been energetic through the day. We do launder the beds as you would expect, we air the rooms daily and in all our rooms we have new duvets. it's not an unacceptable smell - but perhaps hostel living is not for you?

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Anonymous
11 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Cheap, good kitchen, clean.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

We didn't realise how small other hostel kitchens are. Keep on cooking.

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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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