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Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Lodge Reviews

Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, Scotland

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165 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Very clean, tons of kitchen stuff which made cooking a breeze. Laundry was cheap, only 2 pounds a load for wash and dry. You'll want a car if you want to stay here and explore Fort William, as it is a bit out the of way. Tina is very helpful and friendly and check in was seamless. Her husband, I forget his name, is pretty crusty though. You have to turn the hot water on before you can use it anywhere in the place which was annoying.


Good value for money, a bit of a drive to Fort William, but all in all a good stay.

  • 29th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Water temperature of the shower never reach high enough temperature even though we followed recommendations about the use of hot water.

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very nice getaway. Prob not a good place if you're looking for a party. Beautiful location. Enjoyed our stay here. The Beds were very squeaky though.


great location, but tou need more flexibility to late arrivals and instructions for the heater in the dining room

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The facilities of the kitchen were great, and the beds were super comfy. The comfiest we've had so far on our trip, in fact!!


I think the owner must have had a bad experience with all male groups because from our arrival there seemed to be a presumption that we would be badly behaved. In reality we were a group of exhausted mountain bikers who just wanted to eat and go to bed. The bunkhouse was very clean and comfortable with ample facilities and good parking. I would recommended this hostel but please work on your people skills. We are not all irresponsible lunatics!


Very nice place, friendly owners.

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