Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, Fort William

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Would Not Stay Here Again

I found the beds to be nothing more than a box spring with a sheet over it. My room was on the second floor near 3 slamming doors that were slamming until mid-night or after 1 a.m. People were allowed to run up and down the halls talking very loudly and making so much noise I couldn't possibly sleep. I could also hear the guy in the room next door snoring. The kitchen did not look anything like the photo on this website, it was a wreck when I was there.

Age 55 | US


superb hostel and very friendly with superb facilities!!! we'll be back!!

chris gray

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is located in Glen Nevis -- perfect for access to the UK's highest mountain and also Scotland's famous West Highland Way. So if you like walking, this is the place to come.

The Location

It's a few miles from Fort William and located at almost the end of the valley, so you're not near the other centres along the road. This is great if you like a quiet spot; not so great if you want action. Just outside the door is the lovely river Nevis and some great views across farmland towards the mountains.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms and bathrooms are very clean and spacious, although on the rather clinical side with possibly not as much atmosphere as some of the other SHYAs in Scotland.

Common Spaces

At the hostel you receive free bed linen and you can utilise the drying room, the kitchen, and dining room. There's also a lounge with internet (paid), a great place to relax after a long walk although it is a little small. There's also a laundry and dryer, although the queues can be pretty long, particularly after some wet weather, so get in early. If you aren't self-catering, they do offer a continental breakfast, packed breakfast, or packed lunch. The kitchen is incredibly hot and is not well ventilated, but again this is good in cold weather.


It's an excellent choice for hiking in this part of the world. It can be busy in peak season, so book ahead.


Very nice hostel

I stayed at this hostel for two days in September of 2009 [28th/29th]. It was clean/comfortable. And the staff were very nice. The breakfast was not free, but was reasonably priced and quite nice. It was about three miles outside of Fort William, but that was great as far as i was concerned. It was a nice walk there [there is a bus to it as well]. And it was away from the main town so it was peaceful and quiet. Best of all, it was quite literally at the start of the trail that led to the top of Ben Nevis. It was a great hike. But a word of warning. Your boots will be soaking wet by the time you come down Ben Nevis, so bring an extra pair of dry shoes to put on when you get back to the hostel. Overall, a nice place to stay if you want to hike up Ben Nevis.

Pete from Baltimore


A five star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel, Glen Nevis offers guests hotel-like accommodation with private en-suite rooms and comfortable shared accommodation.

Facilities include a contemporary open-plan living space with log-burning stove and panoramic mountain views, free WiFi, secure under-bed storage, USB power sockets and bedside lighting for every bed. There’s also a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, drying room, laundry and secure bike store. The hostel has a ramped access from the car park and two accessible rooms with wet room facilities.

Guests can opt for a continental breakfast and a great selection of food and drink is available to purchase throughout the day. After a long day in the hills there’s nothing better than relaxing on the large deck with a local craft beer or glass of wine, savouring the spectacular mountain views.

Near the bustling town of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, the hostel is close to the end of the West Highland Way and within easy reach of the start of the Great Glen Way. It’s perfect for groups, families and individual travellers looking to explore the UK’s Outdoor Capital!

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Location and Contact




Address: Glen Nevis, Fort William, The Highlands, Scotland

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Glen Nevis Youth Hostel Fort William
Phone Number: +44 (0)1786 891400
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental



24 Hour Security


Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Pool Table

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup

Luggage Storage

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Reception Hours: limited hours


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