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 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 18 Oct 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet

Free parking available on-site


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Are sheets and towels included?
    All bedding you could require is provided and towels are provided free of charge in the private rooms. If you are staying in one of our shared rooms ..
    Answered on 18 September 2019
  • Hi, I can see that only quadruple room is available and I would like to book a room only for 2 people. Does it mean it will be only for me if I'll book it?
    Hi No all our rooms are private ensuite so it will just be for your use only Thanks
    Answered on 25 September 2020
  • Hi, we are travellers who don't have a car. How do we get from Fort William bus station to this hostel? Is there taxi service available ie. uber aroun..
    Thank you for the enquiry. There are taxis at the station in the Taxi Rank. Taxi numbers are below Jushef’s Taxi 01397 701 234 Elecar ..
    Answered on 25 May 2021
  • Hi, we are planning on arriving in Fort William in the morning but can only check in to the hostel after 3.30pm - would we be able to leave our cycles..
    Hi Tim, Thank you for the information - Yes, we will be able to store your bikes for you without a problem. Kind regards Steven Langley Glen Nevis..
    Answered on 20 May 2021
  • We are staying two nights, 10-12th, can we leave our bags in our room on the 11th or do thy need to be locked up elsewhere?
    Hi there Thank you for the message, As you will be occupying the room for the night of 11th, yes, you may store your luggage in there. Kind regards u..
    Answered on 7 June 2021
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Property surroundings *
Facilities of Glen Nevis Youth Hostel Great facilities! Review score, 8.8
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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


15:00 - 22:30

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


07:00 - 10:00


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 are not allowed.


When booking for more than 9 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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

The fine print

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.

Check-in from 17.00 until 22.00 and check-out from 08.00 until 10.00.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

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.

FAQs about Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Glen Nevis Youth Hostel by:

    • Car 2h

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

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

    • 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.

    • Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is 2.1 miles from the centre of Fort William.

    • Guests staying at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Buffet