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Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

Great Glen Way, Lochiel Crescent, Banavie , Fort William, Scotland

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  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

BREAKFAST and free wi-fi are now available at Chase The Wild Goose Hostel in Fort William. The hostel is located at Banavie, close to the Caledonian Canal. The Lochy Bar and Moorings Hotel are just a stones throw away for meals and refreshments after a long day on the hill or touring the Scottish Highlands.

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 town 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: The Deposit Fee is non-refundable, Guests shall be charged 50% of the net balance due if they cancel after reservation, and the total price if they cancel in the 14 days before arrival (does not apply to bookings made on a non-refundable basis). To modify a booking the original booking must first be cancelled. Note: Full payment will be automatically processed 14 days prior to arrival, 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 planning to arrive when Reception is closed (between 10:00 hrs and 17:00 hrs or after 22:00 hrs) you must phone to pre-arrange this with staff. A small fee may apply. Strictly No Arrivals after 23:00 hrs.

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

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Tue 26 Jun 2018 - Fri 29 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Tue 26th June 2018 - Fri 29th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 May 2018
    A lovely hostel in a great place
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 9.4


    18 Jun 2018
    Friendly and attentive staff and a nice communal atmosphere make this hostel. It’s clean and has everything you need and the friendly staff and atmosphere make it a real pleasure to stay in. We spent two nights here while cycling up to St John O’Groats and it was a great place to rest up. I would highly recommend it.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 May 2018
    Kind of overpriced for what you get, and parking is very limited, but it works as a place to sleep for the night. It's not close to anything though, because Glencoe is far away and Fort Williams has horrible traffic during tourist season, while Glenfinann and other towns are 20-40min drive away.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    20 May 2018
    The staff are really friendly but it is one of the worst hostels I have ever stayed in. This place is such a con like so many UK hotels/hostels. They seem to have spent money on new dumb technology like door locks and cookers that are not user friendly at all. Maybe they got a huge discount because the people who invented it realised it was awful! At least put instructions on the wall on how to use the cooker! Also bad smell! And they desperately need new mattresses- they are awful! Shameful.
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Utensils
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

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.

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;


**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.
DRIP DRYING ROOM. There is no charge for drying clothes in the Drip Drying Room, however a heat source is not provided. Please tell us in advance if possible 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.

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