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Choose Chase the Wild Goose Hostel - this hostel is one of the finest hostels in the Fort William area offering cheap hostel accommodation for backpackers Scotland

The Great Glen Hostel
by Fort William in the heart of the Highlands

Open All Year

The Great Glen Hostel is situated at the start of Scotland's Great Glen, a long distance footpath north of Fort William along Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness.

We provide comfortable accommodation in 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 bed rooms, fully equipped self-catering facilities, hot showers, internet access, drying room, games room and secure bike/canoe storage.
Ben Nevis near the Great Glen Hostel at BanavieThe Great Glen Way - a long-distance route between Fort William and Inverness for walkers and cyclists - passes nearby the hostel.
The hostel can be rented for exclusive use throughout the year. University clubs, hill-walking groups and families looking for a venue to get together will all enjoy the hostel's picturesque location. In the village of Banavie, some say are the best views of Ben Nevis.

If you're touring the Highlands, the hostel is a great base for your holiday; you can take day trips by car from here to the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Inverness, and the sands of Morar on the west coast.

The hostel is open all day and there's no curfew, so you are free to do as much or as little as you like. Put your feet up in our comfortable TV lounge, or simply relax and de-stress.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Take time out in the Scottish Highlands. The scenery is breath-taking! The hospitality is second to none! Follow 'The Wild Goose' and pursue your dreams

The Caledonian Canal and Ben nevis near the Great Glen Hostel Banavie

Hostel facilities and local information

The hostel has 40 beds in in 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 bed rooms. Our self-catering kitchen is well-equipped with fridges, freezer, microwaves, ovens, hobs, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. The dining room has ample seating and there's also a comfortable TV lounge and 'snug' to relax in. Broadband internet access is also available.

We have a very efficient drying room and plenty of secure storage for bikes and canoes and ample car parking space. A washing machine and dryer are available for customer use. All bedding is provided - there's no need to bring your own - and towels can be hired at the hostel if required.

Local services

There are several small shops within a mile from the Hostel selling groceries, newspapers and souvenirs. Two restaurants are within walking distance of the Hostel: the Lochy Bar and the Moorings Hotel.

Cycle hire is available nearby and there's swimming, rock-wall, ten pin bowling and Quad Biking all available in the vicinity of Fort William.

Stay at Chase the Wild Goose Hostel at Banavie near Fort William Scotland for comfortable, friendly backpackers accommodation

The Great Glen Hostel - Banavie in the heart of the Highlands

Serving Guests since 2006
Updated 2015-07-17

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An Independent Scottish Hostel - all welcome - no membership required 

Vertical Descents at Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

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Up and Doon Guided Walks

Guided Walks

Book an 'Up-n-Doon' Guided walk up the Ben or around Lochaber.  Contact your personal guide, Andy Davidson, on 07704980814.  Mention 'The Goose' when you call.

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"Brilliant hostel. The staff are really nice and friendly. The location is beautiful and it is a really nice, clean hostel. One of my favourites so far. Brilliant hostel."

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