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Fort William Backpackers Reviews

Alma Road, Fort William, Scotland

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85%

Rating
574 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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89%

The hostel is really well located near the town centre, bus station and train station. It is also right near the entrance to a number of walking trails. There are no lockers in the rooms but other than that the facilities were nice with a fireplace in the lounge and a decent kitchen etc.


94%

The atmosphere of this hostel was great! Staff were super friendly and helpful, fantastic and compfy communal spaces, clean bathrooms and loos, and clean, comfortable dorms. Loved this place!


100%

Excellent place to stay, especially after of before a west highland way tour. Great staff, location and value


60%

It's okay, but nothing more. Facilities are rather old (bathroom), some mattresses were very bad (not all, though) - you should check them out before you go to bed so that you might be able to switch beds. bathroom/showers are rather old and shared by men and women, which is not particularly convenient. kitchen wasn't very clean (dirty dishes). rather young visitors.


49%

It was very old, the mattresses were made of foam and very uncomfortable. Generally unclean. However the staff were fantastic


94%

Really great hostel. An easy walk to city centre, its location has great views of the area and the firepit is a really cool feature. Only criticism that stops me giving it 100% across the board is that the rooms don't have lockers. Little ones for essentials could easily be installed.


91%

Nice location close to the station. Great views and friendly and helpful staff.


77%

Bathroom was really small on the second floor, was packed in the morning and with no air to breath. Staff was lovely, as was the room. What i find a bit scary is that the upper beds on bunks do not have a railing whatsoever. One more thing - we made a booking for two, but did not get beds in one bunk (who gets which bed was arranged by hostel not by free choice), although one was upper and one lower bed.


97%

Best were the hosts - very friendly, helpful and made you feel at home. Even the environment is such that it makes people get friendly much faster than any other place I have stayed so far. Thanks for making my trip memorable and a happy one :-)


100%

The staff is amazingly friendly, experienced and helpful. You feel at home from the first second on. It was a great stay! And the view from the kitchen is absolutely beautiful.


91%

This is a great little hostel geared towards hikers in the area. The kitchen is spacious and the staff is very friendly. The beds however are quite uncomfortable and we never managed to have a hot shower. Some people showered late at night and they may have had warm showers but we didn't even get Luke warm in the mornings. The hostel is close to the bus station and only 20 minutes walk to Ben Nevis so it's a good location. I suppose for the money it's worth it and I would stay again.


100%

Great place with friendly and helpful staff

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Close to city center. Had a nice stay.


91%

Great location...short walk to supermarket or high street and pubs. Beds were comfortable. Showers nice and hot. Great atmosphere.

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Friendly and helpful staff. Easy to find and approachable. we only slept there, but the facilities looked reasonable.

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Good location with a nice view over Fort William. Cosy fireplaces inside and outside, friendly staff, various additional services like laundry, breakfast, etc. and free wifi.


100%

The best hostel i have been to so far!

  • 28th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

The atmosphere is very cosy - I especially enjoyed the fireplace in the late evening. The location of the hostel itself is awesome with its view over Fort William. Highly recommendable!


94%

This one is my favorite hostel in highland. Friendly and helpful staff, good cooking facilities and the ideal location! further, It is a nice spot to see sunset!

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

At first glance this hostel could do with a facelift - bits of it look like they were last decorated in the 70s by someone on acid. However, this jus adds to the relaxed atmosphere. The staff (particularly Kelsey the manager) are excellent, there are lots of communal spaces inside and outside, and a great friendly vibe amongst the varied guests. I really enjoyed my stay and will stay here again if I ever return to Fort William!


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