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! 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. This accommodation is featured on our map of Loch Ness, Fort William and Inverness and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:43: 6x4, 4x3, 1x7
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 is near mountains, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map, the , 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
Stay a while
June 7th 2019
In the centre of Fort William, the Outdoor Capitol of the UK
Bank Street Lodge offers en-suite private rooms and hostel style dorms of 4 beds. There are self catering facilities and the bars, restaurants and cafes of Fort William are close at hand. In the magnificent Highlands of Scotland, Fort William is at the foot of Ben Nevis surrounded by an natural adventure playground of mountains, moors and valleys. Bank Street Lodge is a great base from which to enjoy the great outdoors, or to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery on a tour of the area.
Bank Street Lodge.
March 4th 2018
At the start of the Great Glen Way
Fort William calls itself The Outdoor Capital of the UK. With a chuckle, I wonder if there are towns in The English Lakes or Snowdonia who’d like to challenge that! The Highlands of Scotland are certainly a great outdoor adventurous playground, and nestled at the foot of mighty Ben Nevis on the edge of sea loch, Fort William is in an enviable location.
For many who challenge themselves by walking the Great Glen Way, Fort William is their starting point. Bank Street Lodge in Fort William offers good value accommodation to these sorts of hardy explorers. Blessed with a proximity to the train station serving the West Highland Line (a train route well worth enjoying!) and loads of bus and coach links, it is an easy place to get to and to shoulder your pack and to walk from.
Bank Street Lodge
November 24th 2017
Bunkhouse accommodation in the town that styles itself ‘The Outdoor Capital’ of Britain: Fort William.
Bank Street Lodge offers bunkhouse accommodation in the town that styles itself ‘The Outdoor Capital’ of Britain: Fort William. It is just 100m from the pedestrianised heart of the town with all the facilities you’d expect from a small town and all the convivial hospitality you’d expect from The Highlands. The Bunkhouse provides a self catering kitchen and lounge as expected, but with some rooms having TVs and en-suite shower rooms, there are a few more facilities than some offer. Sharing the building is The Stables Restaurant where you’re welcome to dine instead.
Fort William sits at the south-western end of The Great Glen, overlooked by the Nevis mountain range on one side, including – obviously – the towering and daunting Ben Nevis, and the tranquil sea loch on the other.
I visited Fort William as part of a skiing trip. The Gondola runs way up into the mountains. If it is not snow season, you can race your mountain bike down the trails and tracks used by the world cup of Mountain biking. Check out the MTB facilities through the ‘Outdoor Capital’ website and you’ll see that the area is simply littered with top cycling spots. You may be, like me more of a walker, and Fort William rewards the adventurous: Glencoe, Ben Nevis, The West Highland Way are all names to make the walker’s juices flow.
I could continue: skiing, climbing, watersports…there is certainly some veracity to Fort William’s capital claims.
Photo credit VisitBritain – Joe Cornish