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Alma Road, Fort William, Scotland

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701 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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This is a great hostel right of off the main road, not far from central Ft. William. Everything very comfortable and clean. Great value.


Super nice place. The lounge/living room is cute, and the rooms and spacious and comfortable. Kitchen is well equipped for cooking and clean!! Hostel fairly easy to find when entering Fort William, the directions given on the booking were helpful.

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Near to the city centre, nice staff. Small rooms with no lockers, but clean and tidy. Lovely dayroom with a real fire and friendly atmosphere. Wifi working only in the dining room (open until 11:30 pm). A nice breakfast is available for only 2 pounds.


Friendly, welcoming hostel Fantastic staff Loved the overnight laundry service


A lovely house with beautiful views. Good hostel environment. Frustrating things: the wifi only worked in the kitchen and in one of the rooms - not in the common space. Also, the staff aren't present from 12pm-5pm, which makes checking in in the afternoon difficult.


Good location! The dorm room was very spacious, however I felt uncomfortable having the permanent resident couple staying in our dorm sharing a single bed, also the snoring made for interruptive sleep. The girl at reception was friendly, while the rest of the staff working didn't seem to aknowledge you. The wifi worked well but only in the dining area, which got crowded. The kitchen could be cleaner. More bathrooms would be better and breakfast should be included for the price.


Great hostel, the atmosphere here can't be beat. Great kitchen, lounge, and even a little private Skype/sun room. Staff was good, room was spacious and had a great view. The location is beautiful - on abit of a hill but the view is worth the climb! Only a short walk from the train station. The only downsides: no lockers in the room (though i felt totally safe leaving my bag), check in times are a bit awkward (before 12:30 or after 5pm). Would definitely recommend.


. Loved the facilities, but top floor sink could do with a fixing as water doesn't drain as normal, and maybe finding a dry place to change when other people are around, but that's being a bit fussy) . very comfy beds . not enough plugs though . great spaces ( quiet room, Skype room, kitchen, outside fire place, and the size of that lounge! wow )


Room was small and smelled like feet, but overall, staff was nice and helpful.


was fine, nothing special, kind of shabby and dirty but cozy all the same


Was amazing location and accommodation was brilliant. Glad I got to stay there.


I can't really comment much as I arrived late at night and left early the next morning but I had a nice comfortable nights sleep and the staff were very friendly and efficient.


Great base for our visit to the Mountain Bike World Cup, can't fault anything - location and value for money excellent!


Very friendly staff, nice location, loved the bushes in bloom in the yard!


There is just one bathroom. It's really inconvenient. The public area is too small. Even I cannot find a place too have dinner.


The bathrooms were very lacking on all accounts.


What a cute and homie hostel! We were only there for a night but wished we could have stayed longer. Cute atmosphere with good common room for socializing. Very clean. Great bathrooms and showers. The view from the hostel is amazing. Staff and guests were very friendly and very welcoming. Lacked plugs in rooms and breakfast was mediocre and had to pay £2, but whatever. No locks for luggage but felt safe anyways. Would go there again.


Great located, friendly staff


Great hostel!


Very quaint place with a close-knit feeling.

  • 12th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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