Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

Great Glen Way, Lochiel Crescent, Banavie, Fort William, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 3.5km
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Rating: 93%from 4 reviews

  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 95%Staff
  • 85%Security
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 95%Location
  • 95%Value for money
  • 95%Facilities
A very warm welcome to Chase The Wild Goose Hostel, close to Fort William town centre and ideal base for climbing Ben Nevis, the Nevis Range and riding the Jacobite Steam Train (aka Hogwarts Express)

FANTASTIC HOSTEL IN FORT WILLIAM, with friendly environment and beautiful surroundings. The hostel is located at Banavie, close to the Caledonian Canal with the Lochy Bar and Moorings Hotel just a stones throw away for meals and refreshments after a long day on the hill or touring the Scottish Highlands.

THE HOSTEL has 46 beds in a mix of double, twin, family and dormitory accommodation, providing for the needs of individuals, families, backpackers and small groups. Theres a small self-catering kitchen should you want to cook your own meals, but you can buy our famous 'All-You-Can-Eat-Anytime' Continental Breakfast for just a few pounds. You can eat it any time, even before you go to bed. Being a little out of town we hope to offer a better nights sleep before your energetic day on the hills than perhaps you might receive in a town centre establishment.

OUR GUESTS - The hostel is also 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 organise a mountain guide to take you up Ben Nevis. Backpackers from around the globe have enjoyed their stay.

BEN NEVIS - To top all this, the area is renowned for having the best views of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.

'HOGWARTS EXPRESS' - If you are less energetic, visit Neptunes Staircase or ride the famous Jacobite Steam Train featured in the Harry Potter films, as the 'Hogwarts Express'.

Come and experience this amazing place...! Our testimonials show us to be one of the best hostels near Ben Nevis.


For booking-validation the hostel requires a valid telephone number and re-confirmation of card security details to process payment of the first nights fees. Hostel staff will normally contact YOU. If they do not, please contact the hostel at least 48 hours prior to your stay to re-confirm your card details by phone or by email. If planning to arrive when Reception is closed between 10:00 hrs and 17:00 hrs or after 22:00 hrs (but BEFORE 23:30 hrs) you must phone to pre-arrange this with staff. A small fee may apply.

SORRY, NO STAG OR HEN GROUPS
CHECK-IN OPEN 17:00 hrs 22:00 hrs.
UNDER 18s MUST HAVE ADULT SUPERVISION.
WE REGRET CHILDREN UNDER 5 ARE NOT ACCEPTED
This is a non-smoking hostel.
Groups are very welcome.

SORRY, we do not accept STAG or HEN groups
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast not included
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Curfew
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Guests arriving after 18:00hours GMT must have fully pre-paid their accommodation. After this time accommodation not so secured may be re-sold.

This is a non-smoking hostel. Groups are very welcome.

SORRY, we do not accept STAG or HEN groups

Directions
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By Train:
STAY ON THE TRAIN when approaching Fort William, then get off at the next stop - Banavie. We're 200m from the station.
From the station, cross the main road then cross the canal. Turn right through a gate into the large public car park. Walk diagonally across to the car entrance on the far side. As you walk across, you should notice a large building with flags on the top of it - this is the hostel.

On Foot:
From Fort William, either follow the car directions below or use the Great Glen Way which starts next to Morrison's supermarket in Fort William.

By Car:
Travel north from Fort William on the A82, signed Inverness.
After 1� miles, turn left on the A830 for Mallaig 'The Road to the Isles'.
After 1 mile, cross the canal and take a right turn into Banavie.
About 100m on the left, turn into the road signposted 'Banavie Quarry'.
Expect to see a large building with flags on the roof; this is the hostel.

By Bus:
There are regular buses from Fort William. The service is Number 45 to Corpach, and runs every 20 minutes from Middle Street in Fort William. Ask to be dropped off in Banavie.
From the bus stop, cross the main road and walk into the village of Banavie on the B8004.
About 100m on the left, turn into the road signposted 'Banavie Quarry'.
Expect to see a large building with flags on the roof - this is the hostel.

Located Near

Located on the edge of the city of Fort William in the village of Banavie, close to Ben Nevis and Neptunes Staircase.

NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Climb Ben Nevis
Ride the Jacobite Steam Train (aka Hogwarts Express)
Visit Neptune's Staircase
Visit the ghostly ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle
Walk up Banavie Hill
Follow the canal to the Canal basin at Corpach
Visit The Distillery for a tour and a dram or two.

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