Bank Street Lodge, Bank Street, Fort William, PH33 6AY
Call Reception on 01397 700070
OverviewBank Street Lodge is situated 100 metres from Fort William High Street which has numerous shops, pubs, restaurants and banks. There is a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery provided. The common room lounge has a TV, it also provides tables and chairs for eating self prepared meals, and a snack vending machine. All bedding is provided. Our en-suite rooms (twins, doubles and family), some of which have recently been refurbished,have TVs and tea/coffee making facilities. WiFi is also now available throughout the Lodge. The Stables Restaurant, at the front of the building, serves fine food for lunches and dinners (also breakfast from May to September) - treat yourself! Dog friendly by arrangement (Please note there is a £10 cleaning fee levied) Fort William is an ideal base from which to enjoy walking, climbing, cycling or mountain biking. The world-renowned Nevis Range Mountain Bike Trails and Ski Centre are only a short distance from the town centre. Three star STB rating.
Beds & Rooms:43: 6x4, 4x3, 1x7. Various single, twin and family (4) ensuite rooms.
Open:All year except Xmas. All day access. Entry from 1pm, depart by 10am.
Price per night:From £18 to £25 per person. Group rates available.
Booking:Booking advised. Deposit required for long stays or groups.
Directions:Head for town centre via the underpass from the transport centre, turn left after Tesco supermarket on Bank Street, then head up the hill for 150 metres. Hostel is above the Stables Restaurant. Car parking is available.
Public Transport:Train and bus stations at Fort William, 500 metres from Lodge.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map, the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way.
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September 30th 2015
From my starting point I’m approximately one hour into my walk up Ben Nevis mountain. It’s raining with a slight headwind, in front are a young couple in jeans, sandals and a showerproof kagools. We are all in the early stages of climbing Ben Nevis. Who would have thought their would be snow ahead?Read More
Bank Street Lodge in Fort William intends to re-open its doors, provided we are still on the right track, on Saturday 1st August.
June 25th 2020
We will be providing private ensuite rooms and family/household group rooms only. We will have extra cleaning processes in place and will be asking guests to vacate rooms and the hostel completely for a 2 hour spell during the morning to allow cleaners to work safely and efficiently. There will also be restrictions placed on times that the dining area and kitchen are available for use and spacing of tables etc to allow for distancing in the communal areas. We look forward to welcoming guests old and new
Bank Street Lodge has dog friendly rooms
December 18th 2019
Finally time to take the faithful hound on a skiing holiday? Want to do it without going abroad? Bank Street Lodge is here to help
Known as “The gateway to Ben Nevis” Fort William sits between Loch Linnhe and the UK’s tallest mountain. Bank Street Lodge is a cosy hostel with all the amenities you’d come to expect. There is Wifi throughout and the kitchen is well equipped for your every need. The Stables, a restaurant right at the front of the building can provide quality meals for when you’re knackered from the days walkies or even ski (ees?). While it’s unlikely that your dog will enjoy, let alone be able to ski its nice to know that you as a bipedal mammal have the option. So depending on the weather and trivial factors such as being able to ski, its worth checking out for a different kind of holiday. Please note that there is a £10 cleaning charge levied for dog owners.
Accommodation at the start of the Great Glen Way
November 22nd 2019
Most people walking the Great Glen Way start in Fort William, which has the train station on the West Highland Line and plenty of coach and bus links. Bank Street Lodge offers good value accommodation in the centre of town.
The Great Glen Way can be walked in 3 to 5 days undertaking a distance between 11 and 22 miles a day. There are Independent Hostels along the way providing accommodation that caters specifically for long distance walkers and mountain bikers on the trail. The Great Glen Way travels from Fort William, the largest town in the West Highlands, to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. It is a way marked walk of around 75 miles. The route follows the natural fault of the Great Glen which divides Scotland in half. Most of the route is at low level alongside the water and is a good first walk for those new to long distance walking in the Highlands.
The Great Glen Way is most often walked in 4 or 5 days by those undertaking an average distance of 13 miles a day. Here is a page showing the stages of The Great Glen Way and ideal places to stay.