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Featured Hostels in Fort William

The Smiddy Bunkhouse and Snowgoose Apartments
2 out of 5
Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, Scotland
The price is £94 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep

Situated in Fort William, this golf hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lochaber Geopark and Neptune's Staircase. Inverlochy Castle and Aonach Mor Ski Resort are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (11 reviews)

"Cozy property, neat as a pin! Tiny welcomed us warmly. Great value for money."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2019

The Smiddy Bunkhouse and Snowgoose Apartments
Glen Nevis Youth Hostel
3 out of 5
Glen Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
The price is £57 per night from 24 Sep to 25 Sep

Situated in Fort William, this eco-friendly hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lochaber Geopark and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Inverlochy Castle. Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)

"Lovely clean private room en-suite - Fe on reception was so welcoming and helpful. Due to current pandemic amenities are limited but impressive how the hostel are managing these."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel
Chase The Wild Goose Hostel
2 out of 5
Banavie, Fort William, Scotland
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Situated by the sea, this hostel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Ben Nevis Distillery, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Inverlochy Castle and Aonach Mor Ski Resort. West Highland ...

3.9/5Very Good! (14 reviews)
Good enough. No drying room though.

"As hostels go, it was fine. Plenty of space, a decent kitchen and dining area separate from a seating area. 20mins bus ride from town or £8.40 in a taxi isn’t ideal nor is the lack of a drying room. This last one would think a prerequisite given the location and clientele but apparently not."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

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Cityheart Fort William- Campus Accommodation
3 out of 5
UHI Student Accommodation, Camanachd Crescent, Fort William, Scotland
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Situated in Fort William, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Loch Linnhe. Belford Hospital and West Highland Museum are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (72 reviews)
Don’t stay here unless you have no option.

"The accommodation is over priced for what you get. There were hairs and black pubic hair in the bed when I pulled back the duvet - something I wasn’t expecting to see. The bedding is poor quality; the pillows are flat micro fibre, duvet thin micro fibre and the mattress cover is thin almost see through, ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

Cityheart Fort William- Campus Accommodation
Corran Bunkhouse
4 out of 5
South Corran Onich, Onich, Fort William, Scotland
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Situated in Fort William, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Loch Linnhe. Pixel Spirits Distillery and The Dragons Tooth Golf Course ...

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Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

3 out of 5
North Road, Fort William, Scotland
The price is £94 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
3.5/5Good! (407 reviews)

"A large hotel normally served by bus parties. Rooms are well equipped. Reasonable systems in place with regards current restrictions"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club
Muthu Fort William Hotel

Muthu Fort William Hotel

3 out of 5
Achintore Road, Fort William, Scotland
The price is £105 per night from 8 Oct to 9 Oct
3.2/5 (104 reviews)
Great wee spot

"Lovely hotel with friendly staff, great spot to come back to after a long walk in the hills."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2020

Muthu Fort William Hotel
Onich Hotel

Onich Hotel

4 out of 5
Onich Hotel, Onich, Fort William, Scotland
The price is £85 per night from 14 Oct to 15 Oct
3.3/5 (16 reviews)

"Beautiful location. Nice bar (with a beer garden overlooking the loch), friendly bar & restaurant staff and nice food. Overall for the price paid I’m happy."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2020

Onich Hotel
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Hostels in Fort William are a ticket to the mystical reaches of Glen Nevis – home to the highest peak in the United Kingdom – and the mountain-shrouded walks and lochs of the Great Glen Way. The town is now firmly established as one of the country's leading outdoorsy adventure centres, which is probably why you find so many country escapes with dormitory bunkbeds awaiting hikers fresh from the trails. The upshot is that even bargain stays in these parts enjoy sweeping Highland views and stunning loch-side locations. The cheap rates are made possible by stripped-down interiors, but there are a few extra features that mark out hostels in Fort William from the crowd – think cosy lounges with warm fires, shared kitchens for self-cooked haggis, and enchanting settings in old Scottish lodges.

Country charms in hostels in Fort William

At one end of the Great Glen Way and at the foot of cloud-splintering Ben Nevis, it should hardly come as a surprise that hostels in Fort William are rustic and country-orientated. You might find them housed in old cottages or farms, butting right up to the side of Loch Linnhe's sloshing waters or hidden between the fells of an ancient valley. The result is a set of accommodation options that's perfect for budding adventurers, putting trailheads and Munro peaks right on the doorstep. Couples after a little seclusion will find lots to like, too, especially in the hearty Scottish inns that offer private double rooms with panoramic views.

But it's not all simple Highland retreats. There are some modern inns that channel an almost Alpine vibe with their timber-clad exteriors and airy interiors, along with traditional Victorian homes with grey-stone faces and ornate inlays. Because hostels in Fort William are such are favourite with the hiking crowd, you'll often be able to enlist help planning your next adventure in Glen Nevis and beyond from reception. And there's usually a mix of maps and walking guides available for use in the common spaces, not to mention kitchens or breakfast spreads so you can get started on the trails as early as you like.

Prepare the hiking boots for hostels in Fort William

It's no secret that most people flock to hostels in Fort William for the wild Scottish outdoors that surround them on all sides. Opting for a spot like Glen Nevis Youth Hostel means you certainly won't be disappointed if that's the reason you're coming. Simple dorms and twins there have garnered 5-star status, but it's the location that really tops the bill – right at the base of Ben Nevis peak itself, close to the end of the legendary West Highland Way. The upshot? Day-long pushes for the summit of the UK's tallest mountain are regularly on the menu for guests. If you'd prefer to be close to the pubs and outdoors shops of the town centre, the Cityheart Fort William is a good choice. From there, you can hop on the Jacobite Steam Train for romantic rides through the Scottish Highlands or plan adrenaline-pumping rafting and canyoning tours in the Great Glen.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Fort William?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save more for fun things to do. You can enjoy activities like hiking trails, and the mountain views create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in quite a few shapes and sizes, but they have three main things in common, including budget prices, a social setting and shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too).
What are the best hostels in Fort William?
Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first: The Smiddy Bunkhouse and Snowgoose Apartments - 2-minute walk from Corpach Station for easy access to public transport. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers and linens. Glen Nevis Youth Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a bar. Chase The Wild Goose Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking and tour/ticket assistance. Cityheart Fort William- Campus Accommodation - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Loch Linnhe. Property features include free WiFi. You’ll find showers and desks in all rooms. Corran Bunkhouse - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Loch Linnhe. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, showers and free toiletries.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Fort William?
If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay in Fort William, one of Expedia’s 5 hostels could be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Fort William?
Good weather’s always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 14°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual precipitation for Fort William is 1320 inches.
What is there to see and do in Fort William?
In general, Fort William is known for its restaurants, bars and cafes. Major attractions include Ben Nevis, Lochaber Geopark and Commando Memorial. Get out into nature with places such as Loch Linnhe, Nevis Range Mountain Experience and Leanachan Forest. Cultural attractions include West Highland Museum, Glencoe Folk Museum and Glenfinnan Museum.