Experience world-class service at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

Situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, the long-established Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is just 3 miles from the large town of Fort William. It offers easy access to high and low-level walks, mountain biking, kayaking and other adventure sports. The hostel offers both private rooms and beds in shared dormitories. Each has access to shared bathroom facilities. Guests are also welcome to relax in the shared lounge area and make use of a communal kitchen. Glen Nevis Youth Hostel offers both continental and full, cooked breakfast options, packed lunches and evening meals. Snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks are available at reception. The Ben Nevis Distillery is just 20 minutes’ drive from the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel and the Clan Cameron Museum is a 10-minute drive away. The surrounding area is ideal for canyoning and quad biking. Please note Hostelling Scotland is a charity and membership organisation. For non-members, a supplement per person, per night will be added to the published rate. See Important Information for more details.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

Continental

Free parking available on-site


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
2 single beds
1 single bed
and
2 bunk beds
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.2
Facilities
9.0
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.8
Value for money
8.7
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
8.3
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Lisa
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Great location, easy to get to by public transport. The staff were friendly and welcoming on arrival. Check in process was easy and beds were very comfortable. The communal area was exceptional and the kitchen was well equipped.
  • Ashley
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Room was great although not a huge space it was adequate for the stay.
  • Helena
    Poland Poland
    Fantastic location, clean and comfy room, lovely staff.

Property surroundings

Facilities of Glen Nevis Youth Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
View
  • Mountain view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Packed lunches
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
General
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 to 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

From 07:00 to 10:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Discover JCB Diners Club Cash Bankcard Glen Nevis Youth Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Full payment for all bookings will be charged at the time of booking. All major credit & debit cards are accepted excluding American Express.

All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund).

Individual reservations (Up to 9 persons) - can cancel free of charge until 3 days before the arrival date. If cancelled within the 7 days before the arrival 100 percent of the total price will be charged.

Groups reservations (more than 9 persons) - different policies and additional supplements will apply. More than 8 weeks (57 days or more) 20% of total cost. 8 – 4 weeks (56- 29 days) 55% of total cost. 4 – 0 weeks (28 - 0 day) 100% of total cost.

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

Should guests be entitled to a refund or part refund please note that these are processed by Hostelling Scotland National Office, Stirling. It may take 7 to 10 working days from the date of cancellation request for the refund to be processed back onto the original card used.

From the age of 12 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of the same gender when booking a bed within shared accommodation (Please note that due to demand at this location shared accommodation can be unisex). Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in private rooms, where available

Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots.

The property does not offer cooked breakfast.

Check-in from 17.00 until 22.00 and check-out from 07.00 until 10.00.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Glen Nevis Youth Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

  • Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is 2.1 miles from the centre of Fort William. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Glen Nevis Youth Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.