Great Glen Hostel
Nestled between mountains and lochs in the heart of the Great Glen, 20 miles north of Fort William and 10 miles south of Loch Ness, the Great Glen Hostel is welcoming and comfortable place to stay when you're touring the Highlands. Both Urquhart and Eilean Donan castles are within an hour's drive and are easy day trips from here. Or take a ride on the mountain gondola at Aonach Mor (20 minutes drive) for spectacular views of Lochaber.
It is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts too: hillwalkers are spoilt for choice with 59 Munros in a 20 mile radius of the hostel, and paddlers can enjoy the rivers Spean, Garry, Roy and Moriston, all within easy reach. Watersports enthusiasts can paddle or sail on Loch Lochy and Loch Oich - boats and canoes can be hired locally. The Great Glen Way, a bike and hike route between Fort William and Inverness, is just a few minutes walk away.
If you are looking for an adrenalin rush we can organise white water rafting trips, canyoning, quad biking, abseiling and more for you. We also offer tailor-made outdoor activity/team-building packages for groups - please contact us for more details.
The hostel has cosy family rooms and dormitories, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities, excellent drying room, TV lounge, internet access, secure bike and canoe storage, internet access and a hostel store. All bedding is provided and towels are available for hire.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Common Room
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Mini Supermarket
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis 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.
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Please note that although our postal address is Spean Bridge, the hostel is actually located 11 miles north of Spean Bridge in a settlement called South Laggan.
From Inverness: follow the A82 for 40 miles to Invergarry. Continue for a further 2 miles and cross the Laggan Swing Bridge. The hostel is 1 mile further, on the righthand side.
From Fort William: follow the A82 to Spean Bridge and continue for another 11 miles to the north end of Loch Lochy. The hostel is 1 mile north of Laggan Locks in a small settlement called South Laggan.
Citylink services 915 and 916 between Glasgow and the Isle of Skye pass by the hostel and will stop nearby if requested.
Service 919 between Fort William and Inverness will also stop at the hostel.
Please ask the bus driver to drop you 'at the hostel in South Laggan'.
Rail travellers can get off at Spean Bridge station and connect with regular bus services.
The nearest airport is Inverness, about 90 minutes from the hostel, or Glasgow - about 3 hours away.