Glen Nevis Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
A five star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel, Glen Nevis offers guests hotel-like accommodation with private en-suite rooms and comfortable shared dorms.
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.
Continental breakfast is available to pre-book, and a 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.
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- 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
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:00 - 23:00
15:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
Please advise us if you are likely to arrive outside the standard check-in times.
En Suite Rooms
Catering Available (Breakfast Only)
Suitable for Groups
Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
Free Parking (limited on-site)
8/9/2022 12:00:00 AMLovely clean modern hostel in beautiful surroundings. Good sized and well equipped kitchen. Comfortable and attractive dining and common area. Helpful and friendly staff. An excellent stay. Comfortable beds - each supplied with two pillows - and plenty of space in the dorms.
8/9/2022 12:00:00 AMI cant recommend this hostel enough, if you're looking to stay in the Fort William/Ben Nevis area! Location is perfect, you are staright out of the door and onto the main path for Ben Nevis. The hostel appears very new with very comfortable rooms, linen and showers (we had en suite rooms). Great communal spaces and facilities too.
8/9/2022 12:00:00 AMGlen Nevis is a very comfortable and clean hostel in a beautiful part of Scotland with great mountains to climb close to the hostel.
8/8/2022 12:00:00 AMPerfect. Great value, friendly staff, very clean and excellent facilities
8/6/2022 12:00:00 AMPerfect setting with great open space to relax and enjoy.
8/5/2022 12:00:00 AMVibrant atmosphere created by the young team that manage the faciility. They have a great attitude and set up the stay in a very positive way. I really enjoyed staying with you. Be nice to have a code of conduct for your visitors who need a little self awareness help. Eg leaving the lights in the dorm on well after everyone is in bed, but that is a minor irk. Thank you.
7/29/2022 12:00:00 AMTrès bien située et agreable
7/26/2022 12:00:00 AMgreat location, a good idea with a lot of windows and glass walls, a separate room for drying clothes was very useful :)
7/26/2022 12:00:00 AMWe had a great couple of days staying at the hostel, perfect location for Ben Nevis, there's a bus stop just outside to take you into Fort William or go the other way further into Glen Nevis. Downside is parking is limited but we had no trouble finding a space.
Rich from Wigan
7/22/2022 12:00:00 AMExcellent hostel accommodation. Private ensuite room basic, but clean and comfortable. Lounge area in lobby, large dining room and we'll equipped kitchen. WiFi, on site parking, all day access. Very different to the place I remember from the 1980's. Change for the better.
7/17/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat location , great facilities, very friendly and helpful staff . Definitely will recommend ! Staff was very helpful and let me use the landline to contact emergency services
7/12/2022 12:00:00 AMMy first visit to Glen Nevis in 35 years has certainly wet my appetite for a longer stay in the very near future helped greatly by the experience of staying in the Youth Hostel. Ideally situated within striking distance of the Ben and with a Restaurant/Bar and the Ben Nevis Inn within easy walking distance to finish off each day's activities the hostel has everything you need for a pleasant stay within the area. I would thoroughly recommend it to any individual or group/family.
7/5/2022 12:00:00 AMI couldn't fault this hostel at all. Amazing location and great facilities. I would 100% recommend to anybody.
7/4/2022 12:00:00 AMThis was the perfect place to pitch up after a soaking on the WHW. Staff were calm and efficient … which set the tone for guests too. Best night's sleep of my West Highland Way by a long way … but that may have been because I was so whacked! Beautifully clean, comfy and well organised … can't wait to go back.
7/4/2022 12:00:00 AMReally friendly staff, excellent location, great facilities.A very relaxed atmosphere
7/4/2022 12:00:00 AMThe hostel was perfect for us - for a quick overnight stay before starting the Three Peaks challenge the following morning. Staff very helpful
7/4/2022 12:00:00 AMLovely modern building with great communal spaces. Good sized kitchen and well equipped. Rooms good size and beds comfortable.
7/2/2022 12:00:00 AMAwesome
6/23/2022 12:00:00 AMWell laid out building, wih excellent facilities.Friendly people.
6/19/2022 12:00:00 AMThanks for hosting us!
6/18/2022 12:00:00 AMIt was an amazing place to stay: I loved the location and the facilities but more than anything the atmosphere created by the people staying there and coming together in the evenings. The guys working there couldn't be more helpful and friendly!
6/14/2022 12:00:00 AMThe BEST hostel i have stayed in.The hostel is like a hotel, the only difference is the room-sharing.The staff do everything to help and make it a great place to stay.The hostel is very clean everywere and the kitchen works perfectly and the free Coffee- I am a fan ??I got sick and wanted to call a taxi, but one from the staff took me to the station. I know it''s not normal service, but I can't say enough thank you.??Dorthe, Denmark
The Cursing Wanderer
6/9/2022 12:00:00 AMBrilliant
6/9/2022 12:00:00 AMWhat an amazing location, super friendly staff and nice rooms. Everything is clean and the facilities are very well organised. I loved it, escpecially the surrounding nature.
6/8/2022 12:00:00 AMA tidy, efficient and well-run hostel with friendly and accommodating staff. Great by hostel standards - but for the same price you could stay in a quite luxurious guesthouse, albeit less conveniently placed for walks starting in the glen.
6/6/2022 12:00:00 AMPerfect location, friendly staff and great facilities.
6/2/2022 12:00:00 AMThis hostel is wonderful. We were so impressed with all the facilities. It was welcoming, clean and perfectly located for our walking holiday.
5/28/2022 12:00:00 AMPerfect location both for anyone finishing the West Highland Way and if you want to ascend Ben Nevis. Vincent and his colleagues on reception very helpful, and on returning from Ben Nevis at 3pm, we managed to just miss the bus from the hostel into Fort William at 3.10, but Vincent gave us a lift to the bus/train station for which many thanks!
5/27/2022 12:00:00 AMBeatiful place and ideal to climb the Ben Nevis!
5/27/2022 12:00:00 AMIt's a smart modern hostel obviously metamorphosed to meet the demands of the newer generation of walkers/climbers. The staff were helpful and friendly and everything needed was available at hand.
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!