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Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Room was too smelly we adjust our self there just because of we paid the amount and we didn't want to spend money on any other hotel or hostle, internet is slow very slow, sofas are extremely in bad situation. I am sure we will never stay in syha or yha hostles because,I alreday experienced 3 times and i was'nt...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are very disappointed to read your comments and would like to understand better your concerns, can you please contact our Group Manager, Caroline on lochabergroupmanager@syha.org.uk so we can discuss this directly with you. Thank You Lorna Padden

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The location is brilliant with easy access from Fort William, and onto Ben Nevis and other stunning mountains in the region. This is a great hostel if you're on a budget and purely want a roof over your head in a warm and friendly environment. The staff are excellent.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post and let us know about your stay, we will be sure to pass your kind commnest onto the team. Lorna Padden

Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great hostel within a stones throw of Ben Nevis. A hikers heaven, anybody into the outdoor lifestyle will love it here. I particularly loved the old style feel to the place, with plenty of stained wood, old couches and traditional table cloths. The kitchen is huge with 5 or 6 gas cookers, 3 sinks, plenty of pots...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank You very much for suck a kind review, we really do appreciate your commnets and we will certainly pass on your kind words to Derek. Lorna Padden

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stayed in this hostel a few years ago which back then was nice. Stayed earlier this week, Hostel overcrowded for the duration of our stay, kitchen was not coping with numbers, unpleasant trying to cook with lack of basic utensils, lack of knives nearly caused fights, bins overflowing, 2 ovens for about 30 people, fridges overflowing and food shelves buried....

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the tine to post and be assured that we are looking into the issue you have raised. Lorna

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We went as a bigger group to the hostel. The location is ideal for hiking, scrambling and climbing. The bunk rooms are alright and the kitchen is actually well equipped. Be careful not to get too wet by the splashy sinks though. However, what makes me not want to go back is the fact that the showers ran out of...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to get in touch, I have asked our Property Manager too look into the showers and heating with the team on site. Lorna Padden

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Freezing room, radiators should be turned on before guests arrive in the winter. As a family of six we found the bathrooms very clean but the showers weren't hot, which isn't good enough when its a hiking hostel! Please put power sockets in bedrooms - do you read the reviews? I dried my hair in the corridor, my 16 year...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. I have asked the hostel management team too look at the heating and water pressure and let us know if they need any action. Unfortuanmtely the lack of plaugs is a guest issue that we are trying to rectify but is a capital investment for the...

Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for the location but was quite disappointed, The guy who checked us in was friendly enough and made us welcome but when we got to our room it was ice cold as the radiator was off which was a little strange as the corridors were very hot, we considered leaving the door open to warm the room up....

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post, we will look into the issues you have raised regarding the radiator, we will ensure its fully finctional and we would have attended to this if advised. Thanks Lorna Padden

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Whereas the English YHA (Youth Hostel Association) takes pride in the diversity of their hostels, the Scottish SYHA seems to prefer predictability, and many of their hostels are remarkably similar -spacious, very simple and furnished in a rather sombre dark brown colour. Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is exactly like that. The location on the very start of the path up...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your commnets and be assured we will look into the issues that you have raised. Lorna Padden

Coleraine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to Youth Hostels all my life so am aware that you get what you pay for BUT this place is horrendous. I stayed 2 nights. We were obviously in Bunk Beds which were staggeringly uncomfortable, the Wi-Fi barely covered the kitchen let alone the rooms, there was mouldy on the ceiling above my head on the top...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post and let us know about your stay. I am very disappointed to read your comments as this is not the usual standards at our Youth Hostel and I will discuss with the team. Lorna Padden

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beds were terribly uncomfortable. No electrical points in rooms. It was clean but very minimal accommodation. Internet was poor to nonexistent. Staff were very friendly and helpful but my back still hurts from the beds.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay, be assured we are in the process of addressing these facility issues. Lorna Padden

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is the largest and longest established youth hostel in the Glen Nevis/Fort William area. Hosting hill walkers, climbers and backpackers at the foot of Britain's Highest Mountain since 1933, it has a proven track record of providing quality budget accommodation for individuals, families and groups wishing to visit the Lochaber area. The youth hostel boasts a superb newly refurbished kitchen and lounge, making it the cosiest place to relax with friends or family. Glen Nevis Youth Hostel maintains a spacious and always toasty boot and drying room for wet weather gear. The hostel offers full catering for those who prefer to take the hassle out of getting a meal ready after a long day on the hills and also has a great selection of beers and wines. With spacious bathrooms, accommodation for groups, families and independent travellers from around the world, Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is never without a great atmosphere and you are sure to make a friend or two.Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding ... more   less 

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Address: Glen Nevis, Fort William PH33 6SY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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Price Range: RM161 - RM644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Book a private room but expect only a bed and nothing more”
jmsay, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The ground floor bathroom was warm, that on the first floor very cold. Water temperature OK, though.”
muddysox, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't sleep above the front door. Consider a private room or stay elsewhere if you want a quiet night.”
maj_jones58, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms for views”
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“Rooms at the front have great views of Ben nevis”
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