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 8.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jan 2020
    Thanks! We had a great stay. Great location, very friendly staff, good facilities.
    Russia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2019
    Great base for getting out in the Highlands. Everything you need, plus a light up disco shower. A fine place to stay.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Oct 2019
    We had an excellent night at The Great Glen Hostel. Clem was really helpful, rooms were warm and clean and the kitchen had everything we could need. We would go back anytime!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2019
    Really friendly hostel. Perfect location. Room and washroom were spotless. Staff very helpful and friendly.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    The hostel is superbly located with lots of less-well-known Monros and Corbetts nearby plus the Ben Nevis range and the Isle of Skye within easy striking distance. Access is superb as the hostel is on the A82 in between Fort William and Fort Augustus with Drumnadrochit a bit further on and Inverness is just over an hour away. The hostel is expertly run and it has a friendly, family feeling as Vicky who was standing in for the usual manager had her family with her as it was school half term.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    06 Jan 2020
    A very nice accommodation, very friendly and helpful staff! Everything was in very good condition and clean. The Hostel is a great place to enjoy the nature around it.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Nov 2019
    Had stayed here a few times before and great as usual. Staff are friendly and flexible and it is just the ideal base for outdoors activities in the Central Highlands.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Nov 2019
    Excellent place to stay, lots to do in the area, idea holiday location.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    20 Oct 2019
    Good hostel by any standards Clean, good lounge area and well equipped kitchen. We visited out of season so there was plenty of room. Like most hostels it will problem be a different story when it approach’s capacity. There was a good drying room too!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Nov 2019
    Great hostel, very clean and with friendly staff.
    England, Male, 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