Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Great stay in this lovely hostel. Excellently placed on the Great Glen Way route. Very clean & friendly. Lots of space in the communal areas, huge kitchen with lots of cooking facilities, 2 lounges & a huge dinning room. Child friendly (I stayed with me 11 + 10 year olds. Beds very comfy & a nice quiet hostel. We’d definitely stay here again.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2019
    Excellent location. Not a problem to walk the 300 metres back up the main road, as I read in a former comment. Shop has basics.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Apr 2019
    Usually I don't do reviews, but I had the best time ever at this lovely hostel! Perfect for hiking (great glen way, or just hiking up a mountain for example), it felt really cozy and finally there's a big kitchen with space for everyone. (Bring your own knife/spices tho, apart from that it's well equipped!) The guy at the reception was really kind and helpful. I had a fantastic time there, thank you so much!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Dec 2018
    Easy to find, great facilities, friendly staff, comfy clean bed and the place was well heated for the winter. Plus, I had the place to myself which was quite nice. Would definitely stay here again.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Oct 2018
    I stayed there when the hostel was nearly empty, but with that in mind, I can say it has an excellent kitchen, friendly people and a bloody good pub-boat (in summer) a mile down the canal. What more could one ask?
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    19 Apr 2019
    Good well run hostel, just a shame there is not a direct path from the great Glen way rather than having to walk along the A82. Definitely recommend
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    17 Oct 2018
    A brilliant hostel with everything you need to be relaxed and comfortable. Good beds, plenty of cooking facilities, a lived in feel so you were at ease and the friendliest, most helpful staff. It is right beside the A82, so there is a fair amount of traffic noise in the front facing dorms. If you are walking in from Laggan along the Great Glen Way, just keep going! There is a sign post on the path when you need to turn off. Online maps have the hostel in the wrong place!!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    30 Mar 2019
    Our stay in the hostel was great. Staff were fantastic and very helpful
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    06 Apr 2019
    We booked the family room. Staff/room was ready for us when we arrived. Kitchen had plenty of space and utensils for cooking. The laundry area was a welcome plus. During our visit (early in the season), the facilities were booked to half of their maximum. If at full capacity, I could imagine it being too loud and busy for my taste - this is my perspective as a older, seasoned hiker.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    17 Apr 2019
    Very nice, fairly basic hostel. Great kitchen facilities and common room with lots of cooking equipment. Very nice host and everything was spotlessly clean. Bathroom is fine, albeit a bit dated. The short walk along the main road to get to the hostel from the canal path is a bit enjoying and not very safe because there's no pavement.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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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