Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

We're pleased to announce that Glen Nevis Youth Hostel has reopened after major refurbishment works, and it's looking better than ever!

The new-look hostel, just outside Fort William, is located at the foot of the UK's highest mountain Ben Nevis, and is surrounded by spectacular scenery. Directly across the road from Glen Nevis is a path that leads you directly up to the mightiest Munro. 

The refurbished hostel offers a wide range of high quality shared accommodation and private en-suite rooms. New facilities include a contemporary open-plan living space with a log burning stove for the winter months, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, drying room, laundry and secure bike storage. 

Full catering is available for groups and cooked or continental breakfasts for all guests who prefer to take the hassle out of preparing for a long day on the hills. With a great selection of local craft beers and wines on sale, you should still find time to relax outside after a hard day's exploring.

Glen Nevis hostel is perfect for groups, families and individual travellers. Want to stay? Check availability now! 

*Please note that Wi-Fi is only available in the public areas at the moment but will be extended to cover the whole hostel in the near future. Thank you for your patience while this work is being completed*

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Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

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Glen Nevis, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6SY Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:00 - 23:00

Check in

15:00 - 22:30

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 Available

En Suite Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Lounge Area

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Suitable for Groups

Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement

Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen

Self Catering Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Laundry Room

Towel Hire Available

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

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.

You can also hire bikes from Off Beat Bikes who can drop off and pick up the bikes from the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, with half day or full day rentals!

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.

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!