Backpackers in Scotland : Self catering hostel in Fort William


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

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 Loch Ness, Fort William and Inverness and here is its own website.
Fort William Backpackers | Backpackers in Scotland : Self catering hostel in Fort William


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Rooms & Beds:



All year/all day. Reception 7am-noon & 5pm-10.30pm (may vary).

Price per night:

From £17 per person. ID required for check-in.


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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.

This accommodation is available to individuals and is on the West Highland Way, the Great Glen Way and the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels, Ideal for Independent Travellers.

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Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK.

Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK.

Surrounded by mountains and the start of two major trails.

Fort William is known as the outdoor capital of the UK.  Surrounded by mountains, the town is dominated by the imposing bulk of Ben Nevis and just around the corner is Glen Nevis, with waterfalls and ancient pine forest. You can start or end the  West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way in Fort William.  There are mountains trails for hiking and biking and a big choice of local water for canoeing and kayaking.  Winter outdoor activities include skiing, snow-boarding, mountaineering and ice-climbing.

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