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 you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.
  • 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

Cancellation charges for group bookings:
Cancellations made between 4 - 2 weeks prior to arrival date: 50% refund of total monies
Cancellations made under 2 weeks prior to arrival date: no refund given.

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

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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Nestled between mountains and lochs in the heart of the Great Glen, 20 miles north of Fort William and 10 miles south of Loch Ness, the Great Glen Hostel is welcoming and comfortable place to stay when you're touring the Highlands. Both Urquhart and Eilean Donan castles are within an hour's drive and are easy day trips from here. Or take a ride on the mountain gondola at Aonach Mor (20 minutes drive) for spectacular views of Lochaber.

It is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts too: hillwalkers are spoilt for choice with 59 Munros in a 20 mile radius of the hostel, and paddlers can enjoy the rivers Spean, Garry, Roy and Moriston, all within easy reach. Watersports enthusiasts can paddle or sail on Loch Lochy and Loch Oich - boats and canoes can be hired locally. The Great Glen Way, a bike and hike route between Fort William and Inverness, is just a few minutes walk away.

If you are looking for an adrenalin rush we can organise white water rafting trips, canyoning, quad biking, abseiling and more for you. We also offer tailor-made outdoor activity/team-building packages for groups - please contact us for more details.

The hostel has cosy family rooms and dormitories, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities, excellent drying room, TV lounge, internet access, secure bike and canoe storage, internet access and a hostel store. All bedding is provided and towels are available for hire. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2019
    As mentioned before, we have stayed and will continue to stay in this fine establishment - as it happens, we are making plans as we will be playing in care homes every month and the hostel is very handy! Plus the fact that food can be purchased and prepared right there! :-)
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2019
    Very good location super friendly staff clean and quiet
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2019
    Very nice mixed dorms :) thanks for the quick and easy stay
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    Great location. Hostel had everything we needed for the night. Loved the idea of having the mini shop in reception to be able to purchase food.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2019
    Excellent friendly hostel - very welcoming host - kitchen, dining area great. Twin room was really welcome - excellent place to stay along the Great Glen Way especially when combined with a meal at the Eagle and a hostel hot breakfast roll for breakfast. Thank you
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    07 Sep 2019
    A clean and tidy hostel with a warm welcome. The hostel receptionist (if that’s the correct term!) was very friendly. She has a very well stocked shop at the reception and will even cook you a bacon or egg roll for breakfast for a couple of quid. The rooms are very clean as is the kitchen and lounge. The WiFi is fast and available in the lounge. The only downside is that it’s located beside the main road so you get some traffic noise. All in all, I would thoroughly recommend it
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    06 Sep 2019
    Functional, friendly and fitted our needs. Would recommend to book ahead for an evening meal at the eagle Barge inn, otherwise the hostel has a shop with uncle Ben's as a dinner option. The road to the hostel is VERY busy- be careful; especially with young children.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    14 Sep 2019
    Staff we're super helpful and nice. The room was clean and perfect for a family (5 beds with its own bathroom, perfect as we have young children), though was cold when we initially went in but soon warmed up. Kitchen was clean and dinning room was also clean. Reception didn't open till 5pm which did mean we had to wait around for 45mins in our wet clothes but we could wait in the dining room and make warm drinks. They have a bike store which is great. Drying room was excellent.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 8.6


    03 Sep 2019
    Good for the price I paid. Just needs to make a safer access way for walkers ( very dangerous busy road without safe path) .
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 5.7


    06 Sep 2019
    Appreciate that this relates guests rather than the hostel but poor supervision with regard to clearing away of unwashed/washed crockery, utensils etc. Despite this hostel being recognised as a favourite for walkers given the area, the drying room was of poor quality with no heater on, and no notice advising on switch on. Arrived back late at hostel at 11pm after a long day's walking. 2No showers in ladies washroom - 1 not working, the other a dribble of hot water. Very unsatisfactory.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket