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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for the location but was quite disappointed, The guy who checked us in was friendly enough and made us welcome but when we got to our room it was ice cold as the radiator was off which was a little strange as the corridors were very hot, we considered leaving the door open to warm the room up.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whereas the English YHA (Youth Hostel Association) takes pride in the diversity of their hostels, the Scottish SYHA seems to prefer predictability, and many of their hostels are remarkably similar -spacious, very simple and furnished in a rather sombre dark brown colour. Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is exactly like that. The location on the very start of the path up... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Youth Hostels all my life so am aware that you get what you pay for BUT this place is horrendous. I stayed 2 nights. We were obviously in Bunk Beds which were staggeringly uncomfortable, the Wi-Fi barely covered the kitchen let alone the rooms, there was mouldy on the ceiling above my head on the top... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beds were terribly uncomfortable. No electrical points in rooms. It was clean but very minimal accommodation. Internet was poor to nonexistent. Staff were very friendly and helpful but my back still hurts from the beds.

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Thank debsmooth
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay, be assured we are in the process of addressing these facility issues. Lorna Padden More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Catered for 35 of us with a great evening meal and then good continental breakfast the morning after. 8 of us stayed in one of the dorm rooms in bunks. Beds were comfortable and the room was warm. Don't expect 5* conditions but then that's not what this place is about. If... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your very kind review, we will pass this onto the team. Lorna Padden More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Arrived sat 10th. Receptionist very helpful on arrival but this didn't continue with his colleague the following morning. Start of the WHW for us. We had arranged the AMS bag company to collect our rucksacks from reception. They had told us that an envelope with labels for our bags had been left at reception. The receptionist was very dismissive saying... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post. I am sorry to read your comments and I have passed it onto our management team to investigate, be assured we take guest experience very seriously. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Located at the bottom of Ben Nevis, the hostel is the perfect place to start hiking tours. The kitchen is really big and well equipped. The dorms are good, but because of the fact that nearly everyone starts his hiking tour in the early morning, you get barely enough sleep, especially if you sleep in the dorm with 16 beds.... More 

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Thank Daniel E
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post about your recent stay, glad to read you enjoyed your stay and we will pass your kind commnets onto our team. Lorna Padden More 

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11 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

I stayed at the hostel as part of a 2 day trip and I find the hostel needs improvement. Wifi was very patchy and only available in the dining room. The rooms also do not have sockets. Electrical items have to be charged in the dining room. I have pre-ordered and paid for continental breakfast, however when I arrived at... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post, we really appreciate it. We are aware that some of the facilities at glen Nevis need upgraded and we are working on that. Wi-Fi is available in all the public areas. I am sorry to read about breakfast, this is not the usual standards we set and I have passed your... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed over for 1 night, good value for money in twin room. Showers were clean and refreshing. The bed was comfy and friendly staff. It has a staffed kitchen, and also a kitchen that yiu can prepare yiur own food. Will stay again next year when I do Ben nevis.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post about your recent stay, its very much appreciated and we will pass your kind words onto our team. Thank You Lorna Padden More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with a group of friends as we were climbing Ben Nevis . It is an ideal location for the climb but a bit expensive for a hostel and in need of improvement . We ordered a cooked breakfast for 730 am and when we came down it was far from ready . It just didn't seem organised... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for taking the time to post and let us know about your experience. This isn't good service and be assured that we will take on-board your feedback and ensure the team are providing what we say we will. thanks Lorna Padden More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is the largest and longest established youth hostel in the Glen Nevis/Fort William area. Hosting hill walkers, climbers and backpackers at the foot of Britain's Highest Mountain since 1933, it has a proven track record of providing quality budget accommodation for individuals, families and groups wishing to visit the Lochaber area. The youth hostel boasts a superb newly refurbished kitchen and lounge, making it the cosiest place to relax with friends or family. Glen Nevis Youth Hostel maintains a spacious and always toasty boot and drying room for wet weather gear. The hostel offers full catering for those who prefer to take the hassle out of getting a meal ready after a long day on the hills and also has a great selection of beers and wines. With spacious bathrooms, accommodation for groups, families and independent travellers from around the world, Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is never without a great atmosphere and you are sure to make a friend or two.Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

Address: Glen Nevis, Fort William PH33 6SY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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Price Range: $58 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“The ground floor bathroom was warm, that on the first floor very cold. Water temperature OK, though.”
 of 5 bubbles muddysox, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't sleep above the front door. Consider a private room or stay elsewhere if you want a quiet night.”
 of 5 bubbles maj_jones58, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms for views”
 of 5 bubbles alisono40, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have great views of Ben nevis”
 of 5 bubbles karendA1231UU, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
“if you prefer top bed beware of bulb light and if you sleep below, beware of spring noises of top bed”
 of 5 bubbles prashant_menon, 31 May 2015 | Read review
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