Overview of Hostel
Fort William Backpackers is a charming Victorian building with a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We know how important it is to be able to relax after a hard day's exploring, and our cosy hostel is the perfect place to re-charge your batteries and share the tales of your adventures.
If arriving into Fort William from the South:
Follow the main road beside the loch until you reach a large roundabout beside Morrisons supermarket. At this roundabout turn right and follow the road past the hospital which will be on your right hand side. Shortly after the hospital turn right into Alma Road. When the road forks bear left and continue up the hill. Our hostel is on the corner on the right hands side and our car park entrance is just as you come around the corner.
If arriving from the North:
Go straight on at the roundabout next to the Ben Nevis Distillery which will be on your left hand side and follow the main road towards the town centre. At the mini roundabout, turn right. Follow the road past the leisure centre and just after the playing fields turn left into Alma Road. A few metres later you take the left hand fork, go up the hill and just as you come around the corner you will see the entrance to our hostel carpark on the right hand side.
By Bus & Train:
Walk out of the stations towards the main road and bear left walking away from the lochside. Walk up to the pedestrian crossing opposite the hospital and cross over the road. Turn left and walk about 200 metres and take your first right turn into Alma Road. Take the left fork in the road, walk up the hill to the corner and you will find us on your right hand side..
Conditions & Policy
PLEASE NOTE: Please bring photographic identification with you – you will need it to check-into our hostel. If any guest within your booking is under the age of 18 please contact us before making the reservation online. As our accommodation is mainly comprised of dorm rooms, we can only accept families with children if the whole room has been booked for sole occupancy. We cannot accommodate children in dorm rooms with other guests and the maximum number of people allowed to sleep in our twin room is 2. Please note: Reception at Fort William Backpackers is not 24 hours. Reception closes at 12pm daily, and reopens at 5pm for check in. If you think you may be arriving later than 10.30pm, please let our reception team know so that we can inform our night porter. You are more than welcome to store your bags at the hostel for free if you arrive early, and make use of all our facilities. Please help yourself to tea and coffee in the kitchen, make use of the free WiFi, and unwind in one of our many common areas. Our hostel car park is quite small and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Our friendly reception team will be able to direct you to parking nearby if it is full. Fort William Backpackers is available for sole occupancy. To check availability & get a quote, please contact us. Unfortunately, due to past experiences, we do not accept stag or hen parties . Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to arrival will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to arrival are non-refundable. (Please note that in order to receive a 90% refund; you must cancel prior to 12.00 noon the day before your booking is due to commence)