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Reviews of Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

Hostel | Banavie, Fort William, Scotland PH33 7LY

77.5% Overall Rating

253 out of 276 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/07/2014)

Jackie Manders thinks…

"The staff were wonderful, both knowledgeable and really friendly and inclusive.. I almost felt like one of them by the end of my stay :)"

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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 3.33
  • Breakfast USD 5.83
  • Towel USD 3.33

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

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77.5%

Overall Rating

253 out of 276 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Chase The Wild Goose Hostel'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
71.2%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
79.2%
Value
78.4%
Safety
84.0%
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94.3%
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Jackie Manders

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

26 July 2014 Jackie would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were wonderful, both knowledgeable and really friendly and inclusive.. I almost felt like one of them by the end of my stay :)

Disliked: Jackie left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They were very accommodating to us, even with last minute changes. It was a great place tio spend the nightm, thoroughly recommended

Disliked: wi-fi doesn't reach everywhere ihn the building, but it is oK in the lounge area.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the staff, the warm blankets, the overall atmosphere of the place.

Disliked: Nothing.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

City break

02 September 2013

Liked: it had a free bed

Disliked: staff, cleanliness

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, atmosphere, had everything you need

Disliked: Just a bit too far out of the town but probably a better Hostel for it though

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

benjamin leon

Alone

City break

02 August 2013 benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: Love this place, common rooms are big and airy, the staff are really friendly and helpful, its clean and organised. Also all the guests I met here were lovely, hikers, families, all types of people.

Disliked: benjamin left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is a pleasant location, well run and with helpful staff. The facilities are good and it is excellent value for money. I would go there again. I especially liked the two lounges.

Disliked: If the hostel is full, the kitchen is a bit small, and there needs to be more than one microwave.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean kitchen, great to have lots of space to hang out and eat.

Disliked: Toilet flush didn't work that well, and the bathroom was a little dirty, but for one night's stay it's fine. Not a huge amount of flexibility in having to arrive between 5-6pm if you haven't pre-paid in full.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Out of the town so peaceful, bur regular buses (or easy walk) to Fort William . Good pub and food very close by, very helpful warden, nice breakfasts, clean and tidy, good kitchens etc - some extra decorating going on. "Neptunes Staircase" close by.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

SIMON Gibbs

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

29 March 2013 SIMON would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location, spacious, clean, organised, secure

Disliked: SIMON left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Richard Lawrence

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 March 2013 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly place to stay, staff were also very helpful.

Disliked: Its out of the main town, so its not the best if you fancy going out in Fort William. Also you have to pay extra for WiFI and a towel

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

Harry Hattan

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 February 2013 Harry would recommend this property

Liked: I found this to be a clean, well run hostel where the staff were friendly and helpful. I had a good nights sleep. No hesitation in returning.

Disliked: 2½% credit card surcharge

100.0%
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Katie McDonald

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 February 2013 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were lovely, really welcoming and fun to chat to. The kitchen was spotlessly clean and the whole hostel well maintained.

Disliked: Nothing!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, very friendly staff

Disliked: short reception hours

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

Customer review

Alone

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

23 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities were extremely well-kept- spotless and handsome looking. Ian, our host, was also very helpful and charming.

Disliked: It seemed inconvenient that it was closed for the day, but I was able to drop my bags off and return later to check in. Ian was kindly accomodating.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

31 July 2012

Liked: Convenient location near station. Facilities acceptable. breakfast was cheap & plentiful.

Disliked: Staff were friendly for most of visit until I discovered our train tickets were missing just before departure. this resulted in a frantic unpacking of rucksacks. The female warden helped look for the tickets for approx 30 seconds before infroming me that she really should charge us for checking out late (15 minutes- the other warden had informed me that check out was 10.30 ISH- it was 10.45). Extremely insensitive. Tickets were found in nearby community centre car park which we hadnt visited. Therefore unable to comment on security at hostel as I am unsure how this occured.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, good banter

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.