9 Hostels in Fort William, Scotland

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Fort William, Scotland. You can choose from 9 Fort William hostels. In total, there are 14 cheap places to stay in Fort William such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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Fort William Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Fort William, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in Fort William

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Most Fort William hostels are located in

Banavie, Glenffinnan, Inverness-Shire

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Hostels in Fort William for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Fort William for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Fort William? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Fort William alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Fort William. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Fort William (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Fort William. To help you make friends with Fort William before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Fort William, the second-largest town in the Scottish Highlands situated on Loch Linnhe and located just three hours from Glasgow, has some stunning scenery and is often used as settings for various movies and TV shows. The town has train and bus links, making it an easy place to reach for anyone on a budget. Fort William has a lot to see in the surrounding area including Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain, and the Glenfinnan Viaduct. And if you like Harry Potter, then you can take a train ride on the Hogwarts Express during the summer. It's a great area to explore if you enjoy hiking, kayaking, cycling, or any number of other activities, as there is so much open space to explore.

You have many options for hostels in the Fort William area. If you want to have all the resources of a big town and want to explore the surrounding area, then Fort William is a good base, especially if you do not have your own transportation. If you are planning on making the trek up Ben Nevis then staying in Glen Nevis is a good option as you can start the long hike from right outside your doorstep or just watch the stream of hikers from your dorm room window; there is also a fairly regular bus that stops at the hostel making it a suitable option for anyone without a car. If you are a Harry Potter fan, then staying at Glenfinnan is a great option, as you are right near the Glenfinnan Viaduct, where scenes from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" were filmed; the Hogwarts Express also travels through the town regularly during summer from Fort William. If you have your own transportation or enjoy remoteness then the hostels located in Corpach, Banavie, and the surrounding countryside would be perfect but public transportation is often a fair distance as are supplies, so be prepared for this.

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Oban Oban (50 Km / 31 mi.)
Ratagan Ratagan (49 Km / 31 mi.)
Crianlarich Crianlarich (56 Km / 35 mi.)

FAQ about Fort William Hostels

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Your Packing List for Fort William

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Fort William and Scotland.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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