Fort William Backpackers

Address: Alma Road, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, PH33 6HB, United Kingdom | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Alma Road, Fort William, is near Jacobite Steam Train, Steall Waterfall, West Highland Museum, and Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsFort William Backpackers

    Reviewed by peterward

    I initial impressions are a but shoddy

    Reviewed Nov 1, 2012
    by (9 reviews) Downham Market , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    I'll update this after I have spent my first night here. I have two nights in total.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Fort William Backpackers

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Fort William

    Ben Nevis - Climbing the UK's Highest Peak

    A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on Jul 09, 2015

    63 photos

    ... it takes people four hours to make it from the start to the summit and three hours back down. Those are almost exactly the times it took me to do the hike in both directions, so I guess I’m just very average! I think I was pretty fit from a week on the trail on the West Highland Way and hiking with only a small daypack rather than my larger backpack for the week felt like a real relief. Anyway, success – my first British conquest of the alpine ...

    50 Shades of Green

    A travel blog entry by kimberlymorgan on Jul 09, 2015

    3 comments, 9 photos

    ... Yum. Best part, we got to keep our tasting glass as a souvenir! After all of our excursions we just went to 2 local bars for some drinks and food. The first, Tartan's Tavern, was really cool. We talked to the bartender for a while. Then we went down the street for some food. We have a long day tomorrow. Driving 3 hours to the Isle of Skye, in apparently crazy roads and weather. Then we are driving all around Skye for all of the scenes out there! I'm so excited I hope the weather ...

    OMG I can't believe the view

    A travel blog entry by mleary on Aug 19, 2011

    6 photos

    ... time again. The scenery is stunning and you can see in your mind the train steaming away. I so wish we could have made that train trip. Apparently the scenery is stunning for the whole trip and the chance to ride a genuine steam train and maybe just maybe visit Hogwarts is something to behold. Didn't I already visit Hogwarts?

    On the way back to the hotel we were looking for some instiration and sis piped up, lets do the gondola. The what I hear you say, this is not ...

    Gettin' Nowhere Fast

    A travel blog entry by 2totango on Aug 02, 2009

    8 photos

    ... He assured me that the 2nd road we had taken was the right one to get us up to the cycle path. So back we went. And sure enough, the entrance to the path was barely 100m from where I had intended to encourage Brian to press on. Only about an hour and a half wasted...

    But the path proved difficult to get to. The little road was only the start of the climb. Several saw backs awaited us. Unfortunately for me, I ...

    What monster?

    A travel blog entry by brianc on May 19, 2006

    5 photos

    ... leaks in the pipes up the hillside which we could see from the road. It was a non issue as it turned out. It was only a couple of guys doing steam cleaning or sand blasting maintenance. I walked back along the river bank with D and took a shortcut up the hillside to the house. The evening meal was a great success if not very substantial. Seven or eight different courses of mostly small portions on large plates but a great time was had by all. ...