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Glen Nevis SYHA

Glen Nevis, Fort William, Glen Nevis, PH33 6SY, Scotland

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Overall Rating 84%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 78%
Location 91%
Security 87%
Service 84%
Comfort 71%
Green rating 82%

Traditional wooden lodge in a stunning glen at the base of Ben Nevis, where the path to the summit begins.

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Glen Nevis Hostel

Hostel Glen Nevis

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Glen Nevis SYHA hostel is located at the foot of Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis and the path to the summit starts almost from the front door.

All the rooms, private or shared have spectacular mountain views. The hostel offers a fully equipped self-catering kitchen with a good sized dining room for eating in or socializing. You can relax in a comfortable lounge, or keep in contact with friends and family with Internet access. WI-FI access is also available and sheets are included in the price.

The Glen Nevis hostel is also conveniently situated very close to the end of Scotland's most famous long distance walk the West Highland Way and only three miles from the start of the Great Glen Way. Whether for hiking, skiing, biking or simply touring, the surrounding area of Lochaber is simply stunning.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 23:00
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of GBP 3.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 15:15 to 23:00
From 15:15 to 22:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44-1397-702336

Fax. +44-1786-891350

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Ben Nevis (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nevis Range - Ski/Mountain Bike/Hike/ Gondola trip (More than 10km)
  • West Highland Way (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions



There were a lot of beds in the dorm, but it did not feel cramped. The helpfulness on the reception desk was outstanding.


Avatar for Catherine


Tue 06 Jun 2017

Eine Steckdose müsste im Zimmer sein. Die Lage der JH hat mir gefallen.


Avatar for Beate


Tue 09 May 2017

Liked the location, most of the staff were friendly and helpful. Some were a bit more introvert! Didn't like losing some food. Might have been our fault, leaving it in the wrong place. Didn't like the noisy taps in the lockable bathroom waking us in the early hours. Didn't like the lack of hot water morning or evening over the weekend. I think we managed two hot showers all week.


Avatar for Stephen


Wed 08 Mar 2017

Too expensive for a hostel


Avatar for BRECHT


Tue 27 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (3 to 5km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (2 to 3km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (2 to 3km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

5km Fort William - Local bus no 41 to Glen Nevis YH
Rank at travel interchange - Fort William
Alternate Transport
5km From Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis Free behind hostel or on road outside of the hostel
Free parking behind hostel or on road outside of the hostel
5km Fort William
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Abseiling
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

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