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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

PLEASE NOTE: Hostelworld 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.

TRADES - we are not equipped to accommodate the Trades - please get in touch
GROUPS of 8+ guests pay in full 28 days in advance
ARRIVAL - from 17:00 hrs until 22:00 hrs
LATE ARRIVALS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AFTER 10:00 PM, except by prior arrangement, when a per-person Late Access Fee is payable (Strictly no access after 22:45 hrs)
LATE TRAIN ARRIVALS - alight Banavie Station. Retain train ticket for Late Access Fee refund
SECURITY - access is by door-code issued on arrival & bedroom smart key-card (or code provided)
LOCKERS - a refundable key deposit is payable - enquire at Reception
TOWELS - please bring your own. If you forget, you can hire one at Reception
WI-FI - free, but is not suitable for movie downloading
PHOTO ID is required from the lead booker, who MUST be staying at the hostel
STAFF/OWNERS are resident on the premises overnight
DEPARTURE - by 10:00 hrs, when hostel closes for Cleaning
DAY-TIME CLOSURE - closed between 10:00 am & 5:00 pm for Cleaning & Staff time off
BREAKFAST-TO-GO - buy on Arrival. Available for collection until 9.30 am daily.
SELF-SERVE-BREAKFAST - (not available currently)
SELF-CATERING KITCHEN and DINING - guests using these facilities must clean and tidy after themselves and be respectful of other guests. The kitchen facility closes at 10:00 am and 10:00 pm daily (not available currently)
CASH - not accepted. Minimum Card Payment £5
SNACKS SERVICE - Book and pay online after arrival (bottled water, crisps, chocolate, etc)
ADVANCE PAYMENTS - Direct Bookers pay a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the (total) balance due, to secure. The remaining balance due will be PROCESSED AUTOMATICALLY 30 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. If a card expires or payment is declined your booking may be cancelled
BOOKINGS made on a non-refundable basis are processed 100% at the time of reservation
CANCELLATIONS - refer to booking confirmation. Cancellations must be notified in writing or by email. No refund shall be payable on bookings made on a Non-Refundable basis; however if the cancelled accommodation is re-sold then a partial repayment may be made, at our sole discretion
CANCELLATION BY US - if we must cancel a booking due to circumstances beyond our control, e.g. fire, flood, prolonged loss of power supply, governmental restriction, etc we shall award a full refund. We shall not be liable for any consequential loss incurred
GROUP SECURITY DEPOSIT - Groups may be requested to pay a 'good behaviour deposit' of up to £25 per person before their stay, refundable 3 days after stay
MODIFICATIONS - Bookings made on a non-refundable basis cannot be modified. Other modifications are accepted only at our discretion. Additions require a new booking request to be submitted online. Cancellation fees shall be applied if numbers are reduced. If 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
SMOKING - It is an offence to smoke indoors. Please smoke well away from the building
GOOD BEHAVIOUR IS EXPECTED - we are neither a party hostel nor a pub. We do not accept Hen or Stag parties, the Trades, nor Children under 5 years. Guests behaving in a manner compromising other guests’ comfort or enjoyment of the facilities or causing them to feel unsafe or insecure may be asked to leave immediately with no refund of fees
NO-NOISE POLICY - we expect quiet between 22:30 hrs and 07:00 hrs. LIGHTS in public areas are switched off at 22:45 hours, when the main door is secured
KEYS, LOCKER KEYS or CODE FOBS LOST OR NOT RETURNED - a lost key charge of £10.00 may be charged from the payment card

Additional Terms and Conditions

PLEASE NOTE: Hostelworld 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.

TRADES - we are not equipped to accommodate the Trades - please get in touch
GROUPS of 8+ guests pay in full 28 days in advance
ARRIVAL - from 17:00 hrs until 22:00 hrs
LATE ARRIVALS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AFTER 10:00 PM, except by prior arrangement, when a per-person Late Access Fee is payable (Strictly no access after 22:45 hrs)
LATE TRAIN ARRIVALS - alight Banavie Station. Retain train ticket for Late Access Fee refund
SECURITY - access is by door-code issued on arrival & bedroom smart key-card (or code provided)
LOCKERS - a refundable key deposit is payable - enquire at Reception
TOWELS - please bring your own. If you forget, you can hire one at Reception
WI-FI - free, but is not suitable for movie downloading
PHOTO ID is required from the lead booker, who MUST be staying at the hostel
STAFF/OWNERS are resident on the premises overnight
DEPARTURE - by 10:00 hrs, when hostel closes for Cleaning
DAY-TIME CLOSURE - closed between 10:00 am & 5:00 pm for Cleaning & Staff time off
BREAKFAST-TO-GO - buy on Arrival. Available for collection until 9.30 am daily.
SELF-SERVE-BREAKFAST - (not available currently)
SELF-CATERING KITCHEN and DINING - guests using these facilities must clean and tidy after themselves and be respectful of other guests. The kitchen facility closes at 10:00 am and 10:00 pm daily (not available currently)
CASH - not accepted. Minimum Card Payment £5
SNACKS SERVICE - Book and pay online after arrival (bottled water, crisps, chocolate, etc)
ADVANCE PAYMENTS - Direct Bookers pay a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the (total) balance due, to secure. The remaining balance due will be PROCESSED AUTOMATICALLY 30 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. If a card expires or payment is declined your booking may be cancelled
BOOKINGS made on a non-refundable basis are processed 100% at the time of reservation
CANCELLATIONS - refer to booking confirmation. Cancellations must be notified in writing or by email. No refund shall be payable on bookings made on a Non-Refundable basis; however if the cancelled accommodation is re-sold then a partial repayment may be made, at our sole discretion
CANCELLATION BY US - if we must cancel a booking due to circumstances beyond our control, e.g. fire, flood, prolonged loss of power supply, governmental restriction, etc we shall award a full refund. We shall not be liable for any consequential loss incurred
GROUP SECURITY DEPOSIT - Groups may be requested to pay a 'good behaviour deposit' of up to £25 per person before their stay, refundable 3 days after stay
MODIFICATIONS - Bookings made on a non-refundable basis cannot be modified. Other modifications are accepted only at our discretion. Additions require a new booking request to be submitted online. Cancellation fees shall be applied if numbers are reduced. If 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
SMOKING - It is an offence to smoke indoors. Please smoke well away from the building
GOOD BEHAVIOUR IS EXPECTED - we are neither a party hostel nor a pub. We do not accept Hen or Stag parties, the Trades, nor Children under 5 years. Guests behaving in a manner compromising other guests’ comfort or enjoyment of the facilities or causing them to feel unsafe or insecure may be asked to leave immediately with no refund of fees
NO-NOISE POLICY - we expect quiet between 22:30 hrs and 07:00 hrs. LIGHTS in public areas are switched off at 22:45 hours, when the main door is secured
KEYS, LOCKER KEYS or CODE FOBS LOST OR NOT RETURNED - a lost key charge of £10.00 may be charged from the payment card

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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Chase The Wild Goose Hostel is a family-owned and 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 38 beds in a a mix of private 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 bed rooms, 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 take meals locally. We offer a Breakfast-to-Go option, and snacks & drinks are available. 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 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 travelling on the late train or 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 22:45 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 22:30 hrs View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 10.0


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
  • 9.1

    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

    06 Mar 2020
    no consent in the room?
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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