Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Lodge

Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 2.9km
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Rating: 75%from 3 reviews

  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 73%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 73%Facilities
We are located 4 miles from Ben Nevis at the south western end of the Caledonian Canal in a convenient village location at Corpach. This is on the A830 to Mallaig 4 miles NW from Fort William

The area is peacefully exciting with loads of outdoor activities - on site residential mountain and river guide for rock climbing, hill walking, kayaking, open canoeing and dinghy sailing, skiing and winter climbing.
Imporant Information:- We on let by the room.
This is a family-run, Alpine style hostel and bunkhouse, sleeping 10 or 14, in rooms of 4 & 6. This is ideal for families, couples, individuals, groups and clubs. PLEASE NOTE: - we only let by the room in private rooms of 4 or 6 persons.


We are fully self catered and heated for all year round use. Hot showers and 2 efficient drying rooms are here. This is we an ideal location for touring, sightseeing and all outdoor activities - all year round.

Snowgoose Mountain Centre also offers in house instruction, courses and private guiding in kayaking, open canoeing, rock climbing & abseiling, mountain walking, winter mountain skills, ice climbing & dinghy sailing only with professionally qualified, experineced local guides. All from beginner upwards to advanced.
We also offer the hire of canoes, kayaks & sea kayaks, sailing dinghies for those who have relevant and other outdoor equipment. There is also the provision of a drop off / pick up service for paddlers. We also have a fully fitted motorised fishing craft for hire with a skipper.

No pets allowed. No Smoking please.
We are a family orientated hostel and welcome single sex groups but not stag or hen parties, or individuals and groups who wish to abuse alchohol or other substances.

CHECK IN & BOOKING INFORMATION
The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Hostel are available in bunkrooms of 4 or 6 persons or as full units of 10 or 14 persons.

CHECK IN is available only 15:00 – 20:00 hrs. We do not accept arrivals later than 20.00hrs. . Our office & reception is closed around 17.00 hrs. If you are arriving later than 17: 00 hr please call or e-mail us to let us know in advance – well before the day of your arrival.

CHECK OUT TIME on the day of departure is 10.00 am or before.

CANCELLATIONS We do not accept cancellations less than 4 weeks prior to your arrival irrespective of notifications from the booking agents HostelWorld and HostelBookers. If you cancel less than 4 weeks before your arrival date you are still liable for the payment in full.

DEPOSITS & PAYMENT. A 12% deposit is paid direct to HostelWorld and Hostelbookers – this is non refundable. The balance is due in full 4 weeks prior to arrival (or at the time of booking if you have made your booking less than 4 weeks before your arrival date). This is irrespective of notifications from the booking agents HostelWorld and HostelBookers. Payment can be made from our website or by online banking – please ask for our banking details. We reserve the right to re-let your room if the balance is not paid on time – 4 weeks before your arrival. We do not accept cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to arrival.

BEDDING. Freshly laundered bedding is provided with bunk beds made up on arrival. Please make sure that your party does not bring any sleeping bags or other bedding into our accommodation.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Airport transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Breakfast not included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 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.

The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Backpackers Hostel are available in bunkrooms of 4 or 6 persons or as full units of 10 or 14 persons.



CHECK IN is available only 15:00 – 20:00 hrs. We do not accept arrivals later than 20.00hrs. . Our office & reception is closed around 17.00 hrs. If you are arriving later than 17: 00 hr please call or e-mail us to let us know in advance – well before the day of your arrival.



CHECK OUT TIME on the day of departure is 10.00 am or before.



CANCELLATIONS We do not accept cancellations less than 4 weeks prior to your arrival irrespective of notifications from the booking agents HostelWorld and HostelBookers. If you cancel less than 4 weeks before your arrival date you are still liable for the payment in full.



DEPOSITS & PAYMENT. A 12% deposit is paid direct to HostelWorld and Hostelbookers – this is non refundable. The balance is due in full 4 weeks prior to arrival (or at the time of booking if you have made your booking less than 4 weeks before your arrival date). This is irrespective of notifications from the booking agents HostelWorld and HostelBookers. Payment can be made from our website or by online banking – please ask for our banking details. We reserve the right to re-let your room if the balance is not paid on time – 4 weeks before your arrival. We do not accept cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to arrival.



BEDDING. Freshly laundered bedding is provided with bunk beds made up on arrival. Please make sure that your party does not bring any sleeping bags or other bedding into our accommodation.

Directions
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Take A82 N from Fort William for approx 1 mile. Take left turn at traffic lights over bridge to Mallaig on A830 for 2 miles to the village of Corpach.

Just before the shops in the village of Corpach take the left turn down to the train station and Caledonian Canal at the signs for Smiddy Bunkhouse & Snowgoose Mountain Centre. The Hostel is a 1 minute walk from Corpach Station, right alongside the West Highland railway line towards Mallaig.

If arriving by train please book to Corpach, stay on the train in Fort William and get off right outside the hostel - 2 stops out from Fort William - better than getting a bus or taxi from Fort William.
Direct rail /coach connections to the south via Glasgow. Excellent air / car hire links to Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.

Local buses (3 min walk) run every 20 mins to / from Fort William during the day until 1800 hrs. Every hour after 1800 hours until 2300 hrs.

Located Near

Ben Nevis - 4 miles away. Aonach Mor (Nevis Range) ski area and Mountain Bike World Championship site 5 miles. Right alongside the Great Glen LD Walking route, the Great Glen Mountain Cycle route and the Great Glen Canoe trail.

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