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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

HOSTEL TERMS & CONDITIONS SUMMARY

These conditions apply to your contract with us, the accommodation provider, and shall be relied upon in the event of any contest. They supersede any agency conditions.

Fully paid beds are fully secure.

Please note: we are a hostel for individuals and groups on holiday or attending events. We are not equipped to accommodate the Trades. If you are a tradesman/woman please contact us for a full refund.

CANCELLATION POLICY
See 8. below.

Please give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel your booking. Please see 'Cancellation' below.

Here are a few things to help your stay with us begin smoothly:

1. GROUPS of 8 or more guests must pay in full 28 days in advance of stay. Whenever possible, outstanding balance payments shall be processed automatically from the card used to pay the deposit;

2. ARRIVAL is between 17:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs;

3. LATE ARRIVAL - you MUST call us to pre-arrange. A small fee is payable, per person. Arrivals after 23:00 hrs are not accepted, will be refused entry and any payment forfeit. LATE TRAIN ARRIVALS - guests should retain their train tickets for a refund of the Late Arrival charge;

4. SECURITY - hostel access is by door-code issued on arrival and a bedroom smart key-card is provided. Lockers can be rented for laptops, valuables, etc; NOTE: The lead booker will be required to provide PHOTO ID matching the name on the booking, without which access will be denied. Staff are resident on the premises overnight.

5. DEPARTURE is from 08:00 hrs to 10:00 hrs when the hostel closes for Cleaning. You can leave early, but please arrange with hostel staff when you arrive;

6. **BREAKFAST, if not already included in the price, is available and can be purchased on Arrival. It is provided from 8.00 am until 9.30 am daily. It is self-serve. Early breakfast by arrangement;

7. PAYMENTS: Cheque payments are not accepted. Payments by the following cards:Visa Debit / Delta, Visa Credit, Maestro/Switch, MasterCard. Card payments are accepted only for purchases over £5 and are processed free of charge. The full booking balance is due 14 days before Arrival. NOTE: FULL PAYMENT WILL BE PROCESSED AUTOMATICALLY 14 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL, so please keep your card details up to date.

8. CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be made by the lead booker, supported in writing or by email. The following Cancellation terms apply (Groups see below):

Guests will be charged 50% of the total fee if they cancel after reservation and the total price if they cancel in the 14 days before arrival.

We reserve the right to cancel a booking if card details are invalid, or if the payment card is declined due to insufficient funds, or card expiry.

Should we have to cancel a booking due to circumstances occurring beyond our control, e.g. fire, flood, prolonged loss of power supply, etc we shall award a full refund, but shall not be liable for any consequential loss incurred;

9. MODIFICATIONS: These are accepted only at our discretion. Additions shall require a new booking request to be submitted online. If numbers are to be reduced, cancellation fees shall be applied to cancelled beds/guests. If a date change is required the original booking must first be cancelled, when deposit fees shall be retained. A new booking must then be submitted. Deposit fees may not be credited to a new booking.

10. SMOKING: Guests may smoke outside only, away from the building. Guests found smoking in any building or outhouse will be required to leave the premises without further recourse or refund of fees;

11. BEHAVIOUR: We are a hostel for walkers, climbers, outdoor enthusiasts and backpackers. We do not accept Hen or Stag parties, Workers, nor Children under 5 years. We really don't mind you having a few drinks, but if you expect to become heavily intoxicated with alcohol please let us know so we can redirect you elsewhere. For the convenience of sleeping guests we operate a 'NO NOISE' policy between 22:00 hrs and 07:00 hrs. Guests who flout this requirement regretfully may be asked to leave immediately with no refund of fees;

12. GROUP CANCELLATION - A minimum 50% Cancellation Fee shall apply (usually the Deposit charge paid). In the event it has not been possible to automatically process the balance payment or if a balance payment is not received on the due date the booking will be cancelled, and all monies paid and group concessions will be forfeit. Subsequent re-instatement of a Group Booking will be at prevailing rates. If Group numbers are reduced or a booking is cancelled within 28 days prior to the day of arrival no refund is payable. Groups may be requested to pay a refundable security deposit of up to £20 per person before their stay;

13. LOST KEYS - a charge of GBP5.00 will be made for any key lost or not returned, and will be charged from the payment card;

OTHER SERVICES

**BREAKFAST: A Self-Serve ‘Continental Style' breakfast is available for an extra charge comprising of Cereal, Fresh Milk, Fruit Juice, Toast with Butter and Jam and Tea or Coffee. From time to time Yoghurt, Fresh Fruit, Croissants and Choc-au pains may be available. Groups - please book in advance. Reply to the confirmation email or call 07540047475

DRIP DRYING ROOM. There is no charge for drying clothes in the Drip Drying Room, however a heat source is not guaranteed. Please tell us in advance if you may require this service. There is also outside space to hang clothes. On request, and for an extra charge, staff may dry clothes in the hostel tumble dryer. There is no heated drying room in the hostel.

WI-FI is available FREE in ALL areas, but is typical of British Telecom provision across the Scottish Highlands and is not suitable for movie downloading.

Additional Terms and Conditions

HOSTEL TERMS & CONDITIONS SUMMARY

These conditions apply to your contract with us, the accommodation provider, and shall be relied upon in the event of any contest. They supersede any agency conditions.

Fully paid beds are fully secure.

Please note: we are a hostel for individuals and groups on holiday or attending events. We are not equipped to accommodate the Trades. If you are a tradesman/woman please contact us for a full refund.

CANCELLATION POLICY
See 8. below.

Please give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel your booking. Please see 'Cancellation' below.

Here are a few things to help your stay with us begin smoothly:

1. GROUPS of 8 or more guests must pay in full 28 days in advance of stay. Whenever possible, outstanding balance payments shall be processed automatically from the card used to pay the deposit;

2. ARRIVAL is between 17:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs;

3. LATE ARRIVAL - you MUST call us to pre-arrange. A small fee is payable, per person. Arrivals after 23:00 hrs are not accepted, will be refused entry and any payment forfeit. LATE TRAIN ARRIVALS - guests should retain their train tickets for a refund of the Late Arrival charge;

4. SECURITY - hostel access is by door-code issued on arrival and a bedroom smart key-card is provided. Lockers can be rented for laptops, valuables, etc; NOTE: The lead booker will be required to provide PHOTO ID matching the name on the booking, without which access will be denied. Staff are resident on the premises overnight.

5. DEPARTURE is from 08:00 hrs to 10:00 hrs when the hostel closes for Cleaning. You can leave early, but please arrange with hostel staff when you arrive;

6. **BREAKFAST, if not already included in the price, is available and can be purchased on Arrival. It is provided from 8.00 am until 9.30 am daily. It is self-serve. Early breakfast by arrangement;

7. PAYMENTS: Cheque payments are not accepted. Payments by the following cards:Visa Debit / Delta, Visa Credit, Maestro/Switch, MasterCard. Card payments are accepted only for purchases over £5 and are processed free of charge. The full booking balance is due 14 days before Arrival. NOTE: FULL PAYMENT WILL BE PROCESSED AUTOMATICALLY 14 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL, so please keep your card details up to date.

8. CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be made by the lead booker, supported in writing or by email. The following Cancellation terms apply (Groups see below):

Guests will be charged 50% of the total fee if they cancel after reservation and the total price if they cancel in the 14 days before arrival.

We reserve the right to cancel a booking if card details are invalid, or if the payment card is declined due to insufficient funds, or card expiry.

Should we have to cancel a booking due to circumstances occurring beyond our control, e.g. fire, flood, prolonged loss of power supply, etc we shall award a full refund, but shall not be liable for any consequential loss incurred;

9. MODIFICATIONS: These are accepted only at our discretion. Additions shall require a new booking request to be submitted online. If numbers are to be reduced, cancellation fees shall be applied to cancelled beds/guests. If a date change is required the original booking must first be cancelled, when deposit fees shall be retained. A new booking must then be submitted. Deposit fees may not be credited to a new booking.

10. SMOKING: Guests may smoke outside only, away from the building. Guests found smoking in any building or outhouse will be required to leave the premises without further recourse or refund of fees;

11. BEHAVIOUR: We are a hostel for walkers, climbers, outdoor enthusiasts and backpackers. We do not accept Hen or Stag parties, Workers, nor Children under 5 years. We really don't mind you having a few drinks, but if you expect to become heavily intoxicated with alcohol please let us know so we can redirect you elsewhere. For the convenience of sleeping guests we operate a 'NO NOISE' policy between 22:00 hrs and 07:00 hrs. Guests who flout this requirement regretfully may be asked to leave immediately with no refund of fees;

12. GROUP CANCELLATION - A minimum 50% Cancellation Fee shall apply (usually the Deposit charge paid). In the event it has not been possible to automatically process the balance payment or if a balance payment is not received on the due date the booking will be cancelled, and all monies paid and group concessions will be forfeit. Subsequent re-instatement of a Group Booking will be at prevailing rates. If Group numbers are reduced or a booking is cancelled within 28 days prior to the day of arrival no refund is payable. Groups may be requested to pay a refundable security deposit of up to £20 per person before their stay;

13. LOST KEYS - a charge of GBP5.00 will be made for any key lost or not returned, and will be charged from the payment card;

OTHER SERVICES

**BREAKFAST: A Self-Serve ‘Continental Style' breakfast is available for an extra charge comprising of Cereal, Fresh Milk, Fruit Juice, Toast with Butter and Jam and Tea or Coffee. From time to time Yoghurt, Fresh Fruit, Croissants and Choc-au pains may be available. Groups - please book in advance. Reply to the confirmation email or call 07540047475

DRIP DRYING ROOM. There is no charge for drying clothes in the Drip Drying Room, however a heat source is not guaranteed. Please tell us in advance if you may require this service. There is also outside space to hang clothes. On request, and for an extra charge, staff may dry clothes in the hostel tumble dryer. There is no heated drying room in the hostel.

WI-FI is available FREE in ALL areas, but is typical of British Telecom provision across the Scottish Highlands and is not suitable for movie downloading.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

We regret children under 5 years cannot be accommodated. Full payment is required 28 days before Arrival

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Chase The Wild Goose Hostel is a family owned and personally managed hostel, located at Banavie, close to the Caledonian Canal, a location with amazing views of Ben Nevis and just a little outside Fort William city centre. The Lochy Bar, Moorings Hotel and Bistro are short walk away for meals and refreshments after a long day on the hill or touring the Scottish Highlands. Guests may opt for Continental BREAKFAST and free wi-fi is available. Banavie Train Station is just 200 metres away.

Recently refurbished, the Hostel has 42 beds in a mix of double, twin, family and dormitory accommodation, providing for the needs of individuals, families, backpackers and small groups. There is a self-catering kitchen should you want to cook your own meals, but you can also enjoy our Continental Breakfast. Being a little out of town we hope to offer a better nights sleep before your energetic day on the hills than perhaps you might receive in a city centre establishment.

Our Guests - The hostel is also a popular stop-over for enthusiasts on the 3-peaks challenge, walkers of the Great Glen Way and West Highland Way and caters for visitors to the Mountain Bike challenges nearby, water sports enthusiasts and can even organize a mountain guide to take you up Ben Nevis. Backpackers from around the globe have enjoyed their stay.

Ben Nevis - To top all this, the area is renowned for having the best views of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.

'Hogwarts Express' - If you are less energetic, visit Neptunes Staircase or ride the famous Jacobite Steam Train featured in the Harry Potter films, as the 'Hogwarts Express'.

Come and experience this amazing place...! Our testimonials show us to be one of the best hostels near Ben Nevis.

Please Note: Guests may choose to reserve accommodation on a competitive, discounted ‘non-refundable’ basis; alternatively guests will be charged 50% of the balance due once booked and this is non-refundable. The total balance due will be charged automatically 14 days before arrival. Non-payment will result in cancellation, so card details must be kept up to date. Groups of 8 or more guests - full payment is required 28 days prior to Arrival.

If you are unable to arrive when Reception is open (between 17:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs) you MUST phone to pre-arrange your Arrival with staff. A small fee may apply per guest arriving outside Reception hours. For reasons of guest safety and security Arrivals after 23:00 hrs will be STRICTLY denied.

Our hostel carpark is small and operates on a first come basis, but there is a public carpark and street parking 50m away.

The lead booker will be required to provide Photo ID matching the name on the booking, to gain access.
Sorry, No Stag or Hen Groups
Check in open 17:00 hrs 22:00 hrs.
Under 18s must have adult supervision.
We regret children under 5 are not accepted. This is a non-smoking hostel.
Groups (8+) are very welcome
Towel and Locker Hire available
Quiet is requested after 23:00 hrs View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 7.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Sep 2019
    The hostel overall was great. The only issue was the lock to the room. It was a digital lock and it was a pain to get it activated in order to enter the code. But overall, I was happy with the place.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Sep 2019
    Great kitchen, Common area facilitated meeting fellow travelers. I wouldn't hesitate returning to this hostel.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Sep 2019
    The hostel was nice and clean. The staff was nice. Had a great time there.
    China, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Oct 2019
    Very nice hostel! It is out of the way, which can make it tough to get in and out of the city, but also very quite and nice. The staff was really wonderful - when I showed up after hiking the west highland way they kept the laundry facilities open for me to wash everything (really really made my day!!) also met lots of cool people here!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 Oct 2019
    In overall the hostel is great, showers could be a bit cleaner but that is all.
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    25 Aug 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay at this hostel! The kitchen area is well set up for cooking and the common areas are nice as well. It's a bit out of Fort William, but well worth it for the value of the hostel.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Sep 2019
    Feel-like-home hostel with very nice facilities and atmosphere. The only thing is that it's a bit far from Fort William and such, but it's quick on the train.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    08 Sep 2019
    Great little hostel for a hiking getaway. Located in the little town of Banavie surrounded by beautiful mountains. A 5 minute walk to Banavie train station and a short 10 minute ride to Fort William. The station is also conveniently on the line headed to Mallaig. Good facilities, I saw a lot of people benefit from the wet room. Possibly could do with a few more bathrooms as everyone seemed to take a shower at the same time and I was left waiting - a minor convenience really.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Oct 2019
    Nice place, great location close to Neptune’s Staircase. Good facilities. Only negative was the mattress was a bit uncomfortable.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 5.1

    Rating

    12 Oct 2019
    Not very quite hostel.
    France, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
Services
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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