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Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

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

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Overall Rating 87%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 87%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 93%
Security 90%
Service 83%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 97%

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

We're excited to announce a major redevelopment project at our Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. The project will transform the current hostel into a contemporary open plan environment with modern facilities and a mix of private rooms and shared accommodation.

The hostel will close from 22nd October, re-opening in June 2018. During this time, nearby Glencoe Youth Hostel will be offering a warm welcome to guests looking to explore the Lochaber area.

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



One of the best I have stayed at. The location is perfect for hiking Ben Nevis, and the river flowing outside the dorm window sounds great! Hear it's going to be renovated, hope it doesn't lose its vintage lodge appeal. Staff was excellent. Stayed in September 2017, can't wait to get back.


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Mon 09 Oct 2017

Le groupe scout a été beaucoup trop bruyant dans la salle à manger le staff aurait du contrôler et intervenir. La chambre qui jouxte la cuisine du staff bénéficie du bruit des frigos ce qui n'est pas très agréable.


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Sat 02 Sep 2017

Pas de chauffage malgré les demandes de plusieurs voyagetus, un grand froid dans les chambres et la grande humidité Cuisines pas assez grandes surtout avec la présence de grands groupes Auberge trop éloignées du centre Très bruyante du fait d'un plancher qui secoue et résonne Sanitaires et chambres vétustes


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Mon 21 Aug 2017

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


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Tue 06 Jun 2017

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


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Tue 09 May 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails
  • Distance to 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 (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • 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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