Smiddy Bunkhouse, Snowgoose Mountain Centre, Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7JH

Call John or Tina on 01397 772467


Find a friendly welcome at this comfortable, mountain hostel with a loch-side location overlooking the Caledonian Canal 4 miles from Fort William & Ben Nevis. The pine clad interior has a cosy, friendly atmosphere with stunning mountains and water on the doorstep with the meeting of the West Highland Way and Great Glen Way only yards away. Plus, the “Hogwarts’s Express” runs past the door! Hot showers. Fully equipped self-catering kitchens always available. (local shop open until 11pm daily). 2 efficient drying / laundry rooms. All bedding & Wi-Fi provided for free. Fully heated for all year-round use. Lockable bike & canoe stores. Ample off-road parking. Outdoor information, daily weather & snow reports. Take advantage of winter and summer walking/climbing; river, loch and sea kayaking; dinghy sailing, hire of kayaks/open canoes, dinghy, summer & winter mountain equipment. AALS licensed & DofE Approved Activity Provider for expeditions. Group and family accommodation. Meeting / lecture room available.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    24: 2x4,1x4 family,1x6,1x6 fam.
  • Open:

    All year. Check-in from 3pm – 8pm. Check-out 10am
  • Price per night:

    4 bed room £92-£107; 4 bed ensuite £101-£119. 6 bed room £137-£160; 6 bed ensuite £147-£168.
  • Booking:

    Book on-line or telephone / e-mail.
  • Directions:

    Take A82 north out of Fort William towards Inverness. After one mile take A830 west towards Mallaig and follow for 2 miles to village of Corpach. Turn left before pedestrian crossing & shops, signposted Snowgoose Mountain Centre. The hostel is 30 yds on left before the level crossing on the west highland railway line between Fort William and Mallaig.
  • Public Transport:

    Two minutes' walk from Corpach Railway Station on the Fort William - the Mallaig Line. Three miles - 2 stops out from Fort William (trains from Glasgow and London).
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the West Highland Way, the Great Glen Way and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured


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News & Offers from Smiddy Bunkhouse

The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Hostel are open to groups this Autumn.

July 29th 2020

The self-contained apartments Farriers, Forge & Anvil which sleep 2-8 persons each are available to members of two families. These are fully self-catered with showers & toilets. The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Hostel sleeping 10 and 14 persons respectively are available with low occupancy discounts to members of two families. These are fully self-catered with showers & toilets. Until matters become more normal we will not be letting by the room.

We are happy to accept forward bookings for our hostel, bunkhouse and self-catering accommodation with no deposites and we have made our cancellation policy more flexible.

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Explore Fort William

September 5th 2019

Glens, forests and mountains. Take a steam train and or a gondola ride up Ben Nevis

Smiddy Bunkhouse provides comfortable self catering accommodation near Ben Nevis in the Highlands of Scotland. There are self contained apartments as well as the hostel, ideal for short breaks and family holidays. The landscape around Fort William has glens, forests and mountains.  The Harry Potter & Jacobite steam trains run past the door and there are gondola rides and skiing in the Nevis Range.


Snowgoose Mountain Centre

December 22nd 2018

Snowgoose Mountain Centre provides activities on the Lakes and Mountains around Fort William and accommodation for independent families, travellers and groups.

Smiddy Bunkhouse - Independent hostel - Snowgoose Mountain Centre - Fort William
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