Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and may differ across the UK. In Scotland the wearing of facemasks remains a legal requirement in indoor settings and we would ask all guests to please respect this.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities in which we operate remains our main priority at this time. For more information on what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ's section of this website.

Please continue to refer to Scottish Government guidelines and Transport Scotland advice on travel and social distancing when making your booking. 

A five star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel, Glen Nevis offers guests hotel-like accommodation with private en-suite rooms and comfortable shared accommodation.

Facilities include a contemporary open-plan living space with log-burning stove and panoramic mountain views, free WiFi, secure under-bed storage, USB power sockets and bedside lighting for every bed. There’s also a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, drying room, laundry and secure bike store. The hostel has a ramped access from the car park and two accessible rooms with wet room facilities.

Guests can opt for a cooked or continental breakfast (please remember to pre-book), and a great selection of food and drink is available to purchase throughout the day. After a long day in the hills there’s nothing better than relaxing on the large deck with a local craft beer or glass of wine, savouring the spectacular mountain views.

Near the bustling town of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, the hostel is close to the end of the West Highland Way and within easy reach of the start of the Great Glen Way. It’s perfect for groups, families and individual travellers looking to explore the UK’s Outdoor Capital!

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

We’re committed to delivering the highest levels of cleanliness. To find out more about our Cleanliness Commitment please click here.

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Why stay?

  • Very friendly, welcoming staff
  • Fantastic, contemporary social space and outside deck with stunning mountain views
  • Secure lockers and luggage store
  • Great food and drink
  • Private ensuite rooms available
  • Secure bike store

Enjoy a birds eye trip!


Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Glen Nevis, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6SY Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:00 - 23:00

Check in

15:30 - 22:00

Check out

07:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

Please advise us if you are likely to arrive outside the standard check-in times.


Free Wifi

Private Rooms

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Lounge Area

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Suitable for Groups

Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Laundry Room

Towel Hire

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Glen Nevis is located close to Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel sits at the foot of Ben Nevis with a path to the mountain leading directly from its door. And with Britain's highest mountain, a world class mountain biking course and some of Scotland's most dramatic landscapes on its doorstep it's no wonder Glen Nevis is one of the most popular destinations in our network.

The area is home one of the highest waterfalls in Scotland, the Steall Falls. The walk to the falls is spectacular and suitable for most abilities with the correct footwear. 

For those looking for an adrenaline rush, other activities in the area include sea kayaking, white water rafting, winter sports and a high wire adventure course. You can hire ebikes from Lochaber E-Bikes who will arrange a personal drop-off and pick-up from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. Off Beat Bikes in Fort William also offer bike hire (standard, tandem & tourers), as well as detailed route advice and information about local cycling routes. 

Described as the greatest railway journey in the world and a must for Harry Potter fans, the Jacobite steam train made famous by the Harry Potter movies takes you on an 84 mile round trip past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it then visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig, passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar, and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis!


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