Chase the Wild Goose Hostel, Great Glen Way, Banavie, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 7LY

Hostel on the Great Glen Way, West Highlands

Chase The Wild Goose is located on the Great Glen Way in the village of Banavie, near Fort William and below majestic Ben Nevis. You can be sure of a warm welcome, a comfortable bed and the company of like-minded people in a pleasant out-of-town environment. Built in the mid-1800s, the hostel was established in 2006 and has been family-owned and personally-managed ever since. There are 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8-bed rooms each with vanity units and warm furnishings. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the dining room, sit in the Lounge, or use the free Wi-fi, tea and coffee facilities. It is perfect for small families or groups and can be booked for exclusive use. The hostel is located in Banavie, outside Fort William city centre, an area boasting the Caledonian Canal and Neptunes Staircase, and with perhaps the very best views of Ben Nevis. Ride the famous steam train featured in the Harry Potter films, as the 'Hogwarts Express', which passes nearby. Come and experience this amazing place. The scenery is breath-taking! The hospitality is second to none!

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    38 : 3x4, 1x5, 1x6, 1x7, 1x8
  • Open:

  • Price per night:

    From £28 per person. Exclusive use is available to groups.
  • Booking:

    Pre-booking is required.
  • Directions:

    Travel north from Fort William on the A82, signed Inverness. After 1.5 miles, turn left on the A830 ‘Road to the Isles’ for Mallaig. After 1 mile, cross the canal and take a right turn, then 2nd left into Locheil Crescent. Expect to see a large building. If walking, take a short-cut to Banavie along the Great Glen Way.
  • Public Transport :

    The hostel is located just 100m from Banavie train station. The Fort William-Mallaig-Isle of Skye bus stop is nearby on the A830.
  • Walks :

    West Highland Way Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Great Glen Way Cape Wrath Trail
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room


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New to Independent Hostels: A fabulous hostel beneath Ben Nevis

July 1st 2021

A big welcome to Chase the Wild Goose. A superb, friendly & popular hostel just outside Fort William. Perfect for walkers, it’s on the Great Glen Way and at the start/finish of the West Highland. The area has so much to offer for all ages, including a ride on the steam train, known as Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films


Start line or Finish Line on the West Highland Way

September 6th 2020

Fort William is the start/end point of the West Highland Way. Breakfast is available with notice, bedding is provided and evening meals are available in the town.

Mustard yellow building with Ben Nevis in the background
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