Fort William Backpackers, Alma Road, Fort William, PH33 6HB
Call Receptionist on 01397 700711
OverviewDeep in the Highlands, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, lies Fort William, a mecca for those with a spirit of adventure. You can start (or end) the West Highland Way in Fort William, hike or bike along mountain trails, go for a boat trip on the sea loch or just take it easy amidst the wonderful scenery. Even in winter Fort William stays busy with skiing, snow-boarding, mountaineering and ice-climbing. Nestling on a hillside above the town, with wonderful views, this characterful and comfy hostel provides everything you'll need after a day in the hills. In the evening put your feet up in the elegant lounge in front of a real fire or stroll down to the choice of local pubs. Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, is just around the corner and below it is Glen Nevis, perhaps Scotland's prettiest glen, with wonderful waterfalls and ancient pine forest. Dramatic and eerie, Glencoe awaits a few miles away for an excellent day trip.
Beds & Rooms:42: 5x8, 1 x twin
Open:All year. Reception: 10am-12 noon & 5-10pm
Price per night:From £25 per person. ID required for check-in.
Booking:First night's payment required to confirm booking.
Directions:From north on the A82 go right at roundabout towards town centre. Turn left onto Victoria Road, then left at fork onto Alma Road. From south on the A82 go straight over first roundabout. At second roundabout go right onto Belford Road following Inverness signs, then turn right up Victoria Road then into Alma Road at left fork. From stations walk past supermarket, turn left before the underpass, heading onto the Belford Road. The hostel is just a bit further up, on Alma Road, on the right.
- Train and bus stations are only 5/10 minute walk from hostel.
- Long Distance Walks Cape Wrath Trail Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike West Highland Way Great Glen Way
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Warm hostel, happy guests
October 12th 2021
The highlands can get a bit chilly but fear not Fort Williams Backpackers is always toasty with their open fire chugging away. Just what cold and tired adventurers will need after a day in the open air.
It has to be said that if there’s any room to be described as the heart of the hostel, it must be the living room. Here you’ll find the fellow travellers huddled round the fire swapping stories and recovering from their own excursions. Where there’s a log burner, or open fire you’re sure to find happy guests nearby and Fort William is no exception.
We’re delighted to see you all back
July 23rd 2021
After a difficult few months things are starting to look up. We’re very happy to be able to now offer shared bedrooms with a maximum of 4 households sharing a room. With the social distancing dropping to 1m we will be able to reintroduce our communal areas providing social distancing is adhered to. Just a few short weeks after that from the 9th of August things will be looking a lot more normal, all restrictions are scheduled to be removed. From this date onward, we hope to offer you all an affordable, inclusive and sociable environment. We really can’t wait! Come for the mountains, lochs and views. Stay for the people, good times and memories. We’ll see you soon.
Have an Adventure in the Highlands at Fort William Backpackers
May 21st 2021
Surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery, Fort William Backpackers is just the place for anyone wanting to have outdoor adventures deep in the Highlands. Afterwards, you can make the most of the lovely lounge and put your feet up, or wander down to one of the local pubs for a well deserved pint.