Fort William Backpackers, Alma Road, Fort William, PH33 6HB

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Self catering accommodation in Fort William

Deep 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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    42: 5x8, 1 x twin
  • Open:

    All year. Reception: 10am-12 noon & 5-10pm
  • Price per night:

    From £27.50 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.
  • Public Transport :

    Train and bus stations are only 5/10 minute walk from hostel.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance 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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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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Warm hostel, happy guests by the fire

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.

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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.

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Finishing at Fort William – Walking in Reverse

December 16th 2015

Along the Great Glen Way path I’m now meeting people without backpacks and big boots. Locals walking their dogs, a sure sign I’m entering Fort William’s local community, and coming to the end of my walk.

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