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

Call Receptionist on 01397 700711

Overview

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.

Details

  • Rooms & Beds:

    38
  • Open:

    All year. All day. Reception 7am-noon & 5pm-10.30pm
  • Price per night:

    From £18 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

This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map, the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way.

Facilities

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
jShowers
lShop
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
[WiFi
tWithin 1 mile of NCN

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Latest Blog about Fort William Backpackers

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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Book Direct at Fort William Backpackers

September 26th 2018

Stop off on a tour of Scotland in the UK’s outdoor capital!

Book Direct at Fort William Backpackers in the heart of the UK’s outdoor capital.  Whether you want to try skiing in Scotland, mountaineering, mountain biking or just taking in the stunning mountain scenery, Fort William Backpackers can help you with equipment storage, directions and links to equipment hire.  Come back after a day in the mountains to a warm welcome at this bright, cosy hostel.

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Fort William Backpackers is available for groups to hire.

April 7th 2018

Sleeping 38 in lots of rooms, this is the perfect base for groups of family’s or friends.

“A Mecca for those with a spirit of adventure”: Fort William Backpackers.

Sleeping 38 in lots of rooms, this is the perfect base for groups of family’s or friends. With a huge range of activities nearby there will be something to suit everyone! From skiing to boat trips! 🙂 The hostel provides drying and equipment rooms for your mountain bikes, ski-boots, climbing gear, or any other equipment you need for your exciting adventures! 

To check availability and gain a quote, please email info@fortwilliambackpackers.com

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Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK.

June 14th 2017

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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