Cheap Hostels in Fort William, Scotland (In the Scottish Highlands)

Fort William is a town in the western Scottish Highlands. Basking on the shores of Loch Linnhe amid magnificent mountain scenery, Fort William has one of the most enviable settings in all of Scotland. It's known as a gateway to Ben Nevis, the U.K.'s highest peak, and Glen Nevis valley, home to Steall Falls. Magical Glen Nevis begins near the northern end of the town and wraps itself around the southern flanks of Ben Nevis, a magnet for hikers and climbers. The glen is also popular with movie makers – parts of Braveheart, Rob Roy, and the Harry Potter movies were filmed there. The nearby Nevis Range Mountain Resort has ski runs and forest trails. In the town center, the West Highland Museum focuses on regional life and history. To the northeast, Ben Nevis Distillery explores whisky production. The Fort has carved out a reputation as ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, and easy access by rail and bus makes it a good place to base yourself for exploring the surrounding mountains and glens. Fort William is a beautiful destination, and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.
How much do hostels in Fort William cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Fort William here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.

Dorm Bed from $32.29
Private Room from $38.75
Overall Rating: 89%
Alma Road, Fort William
Fort William Backpackers is a charming Victorian building with a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The facility offers tea and coffee in the kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and many common areas. The hostel does have a car park, but it is quite small and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. The property also has an elegant lounge with a real open fire, books, games, a hostel guitar, and probably the best view in town. It’s a great place to meet like-minded people whilst drinking as much free tea, coffee, and hot chocolate as you like. The fully equipped self-catering kitchen comes complete with everything you will need to prepare your meals and packed lunches and has plenty of storage and fridges available for you to use. There are a couple of supermarkets within a 10 minute walk, so it’s easy to stock up with supplies and in the summertime you are welcome to use the BBQ on the patio. The facility also serves an optional breakfast of fruit, porridge, cereal, toast, fruit juice, and freshly baked Scottish scones for a small additional fee. There is a great choice of local pubs and restaurants just minutes away. Fort William has a lively pub atmosphere and there is live music available on most nights. Linens are included with your stay and towels are available for hire.

Dorm Bed from $49.04
Private Room from $42.10
Overall Rating: 91%
Great Glen Way Lochiel Crescent, Banavie, Fort William
The hostel is located at Banavie, close to the Caledonian Canal. The Lochy Bar and Moorings Hotel are just a stones throw away for meals and refreshments after a long day on the hill or touring the Scottish Highlands. Breakfast and free Wi-Fi are available at Chase The Wild Goose Hostel. Recently refurbished, the Hostel has 42 beds in a mix of double, twin, family, and dormitory accommodation, providing for the needs of individuals, families, backpackers, and small groups. There is a self-catering kitchen should you want to cook your own meals, but you can also enjoy the Continental Breakfast. The hostel is a popular stop-over for enthusiasts on the 3-peaks challenge, walkers of the Great Glen Way and West Highland Way, and caters for visitors to the Mountain Bike challenges nearby, water sports enthusiasts and can even organize a mountain guide to take you up Ben Nevis. Guests under 5 are not accepted. Free parking, Wi-Fi, and linens are included and towel and locker hire is available.

Dorm Bed from $33.58
Overall Rating: 98%
Corrour, by Fort William, Fort William
Surrounded by stunning scenery, Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is the perfect place to stay if you're looking to get away from it all. Loch Ossian Youth Hostel sits on the southern shore of Loch Ossian in the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor. With no road access, this traditional but homely eco-hostel makes a perfect base for hillwalkers looking to explore the area. It has plenty of low and high level walking to choose from, including a variety of Munros and Corbetts. Popular with cyclists, star gazers, wildlife watchers, groups, and families, it's a great venue for a celebration or a peaceful break. All accommodation is multi-share, but groups and families can book a dorm room for exclusive use. Loch Ossian has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, with fridge, and a small shop with 'Beyond the Beaten Track' ready meals, a range of snacking essentials, postcards, and sundries. Drying is available on two overhead racks and boot stands by the fire – perfect after a day on the hills. In extreme weather the hostel normally remains open during the day. Loch Ossian Youth Hostel has hot showers and electric panel heating throughout and all bed linen is provided, so no need for sleep sheets or sleeping bags. Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is only accessible by rail, bike, or foot.

Dorm Bed from $33.58
Private Room from $38.75
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 96%
Glen Nevis, Fort William, Fort William
This terrific hostel offers friendly service and a common room. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities. Laundry facilities, luggage storage, key card access, and parking are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is also child friendly.

Dorm Bed from $33.58
Private Room from $33.58
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 89%
1 Achluachrach By Roy Bridge, near Fort William, Fort William
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Wi-fi, luggage storage, and parking are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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