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Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

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9.1
Superb
1120 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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 & Bistro are a 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 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 (time-allocated) should you want to cook your own meals, but you can also take meals locally. For a small extra charge we offer a Self-Serve Self-Catering Continental Breakfast, 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 the city?.

Our GUESTS - The hostel is 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.

STEAM TRAIN - '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 30 days before arrival. Non-payment will result in cancellation, so card details must be kept up to date.

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.

PARKING - 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 welcome
Towel and Locker Hire available
Quiet is requested after 22:30 hrs

Reviews & Ratings

9.1
Superb
1120 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.6
  • Location
    8.4
  • Staff
    9.2
  • Atmosphere
    9
  • Cleanliness
    9.4
  • Value for Money
    9.2
  • Facilities
    9

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10
Superb
Sep 26, 2022
A nice place to stay with your family. Very quiet.
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Female, 41+
10
Superb
Sep 07, 2022
Very nice hostel. Very clean and cozy. Great location to take a train to visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Good connections with Fort Williams. Friendly staff.
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Female, 31-40
5.7
Rating
Sep 01, 2022
It is located 2 to 3 miles away from city center of Fort William. There is not many food stores and eating places around. The place is very quiet and the vibe is not very active. There is a curfew time between 10 to 2 which is.not convenient.
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Female, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi