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.
- 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
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:00 : 10.00 - 14:00 : 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
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.
En Suite Rooms
Suitable for Groups
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
Catering Available (Breakfast Only)
Free Parking (limited on-site) p
Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement
Pet Dogs Welcome
13/02/2024I really rate this place. It is clean, modern and right where you want a mountain hostel to be. Good mobile signal (5G) and wifi. Staff were very helpful and kind. Lets you concentrate on getting outdoors and into action. See you again soon.Thankyou,Wiz
12/02/2024Booked a bed in an 8 bed dorm, had a great stay. Well managed, clean and modern, nice hot showers and comfy beds.
05/02/2024A great week at Glen Nevis.
03/02/2024Fantastic spot for adventure - in any weather. Good facilities for walkers, climbers, cyclists and sightseers.
31/01/2024Best hosteling experience
23/01/2024Great hostel, staff and woodburning stove adding to the relaxed atmosphere.Even though we had to come back for another night when our sleeper train was cancelled, it was a welcoming place to stay.Big shout out to all the staff, including Henry who was great with walking route tips and kept the woodburner stoked to maximum comfort levels.
22/01/2024Great modern hostel in a brilliant location with friendly staff. Recommended.
04/01/2024Friendly reception from staff member, hostel was clean and warm. Facilities were good. Good value stay in good location.
03/01/2024Great location at the foot of Ben nevis. Clean, comfortable, warm and nice facilities including drying room for wet kit.
02/01/2024Great hostel, great location
02/01/2024Beautiful, clean and well-equipped hostel in a great location. Kitchen was spacious, rooms were comfortable and a really nice atmosphere especially when the fire is on! Really recommend!
31/12/2023This is a 6* top hostel, lovely layout, great kitchen, great dining and lounge area, we love it here!
28/12/2023Had a fantastic stay over the Christmas holidays. Easy to get to via public transport and either a taxi or walking from Fort William.Kind, sociable staff. Exceptional facilities: clean, plenty of space in the dorm rooms.Warm, social atmosphere for the holiday without being too busy or overwhelming. Really enjoyed sitting by the fire after a long day of hill walking.
19/12/202310/10 place, very modern, clean and warm. I can't remember his name but one of the staff who checked me in was extremely helpful, and came out in the rain to carry my bike up the stairs when I crashed it and whacked my knee- very nice of him. Overall fantastic location, cleaned very regularly, free coffee, will definitely recommend and come again.
17/12/2023Had a very comfortable night's stay at this clean and modern renovated hostel. Great facilities and helpful staff.
11/12/2023We had a lovely winter stay, friendly staff, nice interior in the common area, clean, comfortable and beautiful scenery right on the doorstep. Would definitely recommend
Mick and Isla
04/12/2023Loved the recently refurbished Glen Nevis hostel. Great refit, lovely team working there, very welcoming, all the right facilities for getting out on the hill, amazing location, and best of all was able to bring my dog with me for the stay!
03/12/2023A lovely stay , great friendly staff (inc. Eugene, Maleisha, Chris & Ted) - and the decorated christmas trees a lovely homely touch
30/11/2023Lovely modernised hostel in a wonderful location.
28/11/2023We booked the hostel for private use for 3 nights for a group of friends. The hostel was ideal . Clean , tidy good space with friendly & helpful staff.
27/11/2023Always great and welcoming, fantastic location!!
14/11/2023A great place to stay, at a great price. ideal location for many activities, out of the door to hike the Ben.The facilities are good, very clean and tidy. The staff are helpful and friendly.
13/11/2023Excellent stay. Staff were brilliant. will be back soon.
08/11/2023Brilliant hostel and in a very good location. Very clean and the facilities are outstanding. 16 of us stayed and already talking about booking for next year. Thank you
06/11/2023An excellent stay, couldn't have asked for more! Thank you for providing an affordable, comfortable and welcoming stay.
06/11/2023Lovely stay here. Awesome location right at the bottom of Ben Nevis. Was the perfect spot to mission up Ben Nevis for sunrise!! Loved the atmosphere in communal area with games, good beers and wine at the bar. Thanks, will stay again!
05/11/2023Super single night at Glen Nevis, staff were all excellent, polite, helpful and friendly. Hostel clean and well equipped. Very modern inside.
29/10/2023Nice place and very helpful staff! Great experience!
Peter - Denmark
28/10/2023Lovely stay at Glen Nevis. Dorm room very spacious which was nice. Kitchen well equipped.
23/10/20232 nights in an excellent 4 bunk en-suite room with walking group. Really liked the hostel which has a nice friendly feel, almost more like a decent hotel than a hostel. The location is great with two excellent dining places within 1.2 km walk. The access to Munros is superb straight from the door.
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!