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 1938, 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 youth hostel offers full catering for groups and cooked or continental breakfasts for all guests who prefer to take the hassle out of preparing for their long day on the hills. We also have 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.

For inspiration and ideas of things to do in the Lochaber area take a look at the Outdoor Capital Diaries from our friends at The Outdoor Capital of the UK.


If you are looking for large group accommodation or holiday cottages then we have locations across Scotland perfect for groups and family gatherings on a budget. See below for availability or click here for more information and to enquire.


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Food and Drink

  • Alcohol Licence
  • Groups meals service
  • Individual meals service
  • Self-catering kitchen

Hostel Services

  • Bike store
  • Distance to nearest shop nearby
  • Drying room
  • En suite rooms available
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry
  • Lockers/luggage store
  • Private rooms available
  • Suitable for groups
  • Total beds 86

Internet Access

  • Computers with internet access (FREE)
  • WiFi access (FREE)


  • Lounge/TV room


  • Distance to bus stop nearby
  • Distance to train station 3 miles
  • Parking nearby (free/charges apply) Free of charge



For more information please download the full access statement for this youth hostel here. This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

Open All Year

Tel: 01397 702 336

Reception open 07:00 - 10:00

Check in 15:15 - 23:00 please advise us if you are likely to arrive after this time. Check out 07:00 - 10:00

For a printable version of this information click here to download youth hostel fact sheet.

Please note that we do not accept stag or hen parties at any of our hostels.


Glen Nevis, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6SY Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 1397 702336



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As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental issues, our youth hostels are assessed by Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification in the world. The assessment covers areas such as energy saving, waste minimisation, social responsibility and travel.

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel currently holds a Gold award for Green Tourism. To read more about SYHA Hostelling Scotland’s Sustainability Charter, please click here. There are some quick and easy ways that you can make a difference and help us achieve our Green Tourism goals - to read our Responsible Visitor Charter and find out more, please click here.

We have also been looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Together with Lochaber Environmental Group we have been monitoring our electricity usage with an OWL Electric Monitor that shows us when we have peaks and troughs in use and also our constant base rate.  At the moment we have monitors on seven of our fridges and freezers to identify if any of these are not running economically and once we have compiled these results we may look at putting timers on our drink fridges so that they only chill drinks when needed.

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