Glen Nevis

About About this youth hostel ....

Near the bustling town of Fort William and sitting at the foot of Ben Nevis this five star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel, Glen Nevis offers contemporary hostel accommodation with a wide range of private en-suite rooms and comfortable shared dorms with secure under-bed storage, USB power sockets and bedside lighting for every bed.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, an open-plan living space with log-burning stove and panoramic mountain views, large deck, drying room, laundry and a secure bike store. The hostel has a ramped access from the car park and two accessible rooms with wet room facilities.

Glen Nevis is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on +44 (0) 1397 702 336 to check availability. There is a small charge of £7.50 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

‘Wee Breakfast’ and 'Heat it and eat it' evening meals available (please remember to pre-book your breakfast).  

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Fantastic location at the foot of Ben Nevis with panoramic mountain views
  • Perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts
  • Friendly team with expert local knowledge
  • Licensed café bar, serving hot drinks, local beers and wine

For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here 

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 : 10.00 - 14:00 : 22:00

Check in

15:00 - 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. Please vacate the hostel by 10am on the day of departure. The hostel is closed between 10:00hrs and 14:00hrs for cleaning.


Free Wifi

En Suite Rooms

Lounge Area

Suitable for Groups

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Luggage Store

Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Alcohol Licence

Towel Hire

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Free Parking (limited on-site) p

Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement

Pet Dogs Welcome

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

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 also 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. 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 it then visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, passes the deepest freshwater loch in Britain and the shortest river in Britain, before ending its journey next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe!


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