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.
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.
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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)
17/05/22Great! Perfect location, good service and lovely atmosphere.
14/05/22Friendly staff, very helpful with all my requests. The hostel is clean, and the facilities great (huge dorm, confortable lounge, huge kitchen, plenty of bathrooms). Perfectly located .
14/05/22Arrived late -cold and tired- excellent facilities-rooms clean and tidy and staff welcoming and helpful,-which could not be said about at least 2 of the other hostels/bunkhouse we stopped at during the walk. this is an excellent hostel
04/05/22From the time of booking to arriving at Glen Nevis YH I was treated with a pleasant attitude and everyone was so friendly. I will certainly recommend this hostel to friends and family.
04/05/22Great hostel situated in the heart of Glen Nevis, perfect for those that love hill walking or other outdoor pursuits.
01/05/22I really enjoyed my stay at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. The staff was super friendly and helpful.The hostel has a location which is perfect for going on hikes, especially if you want to go to Ben Nevis, perfect.
30/04/22Best hostel I've ever seen in UK and EU! Location is fantastic, rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff are very nice and helpful. But a bit expensive
25/04/22A great location and excellent facilities with a superb lounge area, plenty of seats for big groups too.
24/04/22Wow, fantastic place to stay, the Glen Nevis Hostel is on the doorstep of Ben Nevis, perfect to walk straight out and climb. I will definitely be back next time I climb, thank you.
19/04/22Lovely staff, first class location at the foot of Ben Nevis and a very decent set of facilities.
17/04/22The best hostel experience I've ever had. Everything was modern and clean, friendly staff and beautiful surroundings.
04/04/22Great location, modernised interior and excellent staff attentiveness
28/03/22First visit since refurbishment very impressed
21/03/22The Glen Nevis hostel has had a great upgrade and is a lovely place to stay. The shower was excellent after a days skiing and the bed comortable. A great stay!
11/03/22Really clean and comfortable hostel in a great location for a day on the hills
09/03/22First time staying since the renovation and what a difference!! One of the nicest hostels I've stayed in. Views are magnificent and staff are friendly.
02/03/22Very welcoming and helpful staff, lovely positive attitude.Not relevant to this stay in freezing winter, but well done for installing midge screen on room windows.
20/02/22Great staff and facilities.
Southampton Climbing Club
13/02/22Nothing more to add.
24/01/22Nice hostel and staff
10/01/22As expected, wonderful.
23/11/21Wonderful experience, fantastic location, friendly helpful staff, all areas and amenities clean and well presented.
04/11/21Super clean and comfortable hostel in a truly amazing place! Will definitely be booking here again and already recommended to others to book!
26/10/21I organised my first trip to Scotland for The Travel Squad, which included 30 of us staying in the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel to hike Ben Nevis. The service and accommodation was great, I would definitely recommend and stay at this hostel again. Was clean, tidy and had everything we required. The staff were amazing and couldn't help enough. It was a lovely experience, so thank you for your hospitality.
23/10/21Helpful friendly staff, complimentary hotdrinks (lots of types)free laundry washer/dryer accessible at all times, 2 pillows duvet warm, beers/wine, comfy sofas/tables. store food/drink in communal fridge, microwave/cutlery/plates (so can cook ready meals etc) fab food restaurant GlenNevis 5 min walk from hostel. Start of Ben Nevis path over the road! Walk into town via riverpath 50mins, taxi £8. Definitely home from home, set high standard for 15 year old boy's future trips! Better than hotel
27/09/21Excellent location, beautiful views Very friendly staff, very good clean facilities
24/09/21Another excellent stay. Josh was particularly welcoming and helpful.
24/09/21A very good stay. A lovely well appointed clean hostel. The staff were excellent.
21/09/21Very good stay in great facilities
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!