Backpackers Accommodation in Fort William, Scotland – mountains, Highlands & fun…

Welcome to Fort Willy Backpackers!

Nestling on a hillside above the town, with wonderful views, our characterful and comfy hostel provides everything you’ll need after a day in the hills. In the evening put your feet up in our sociable, elegant lounge in front of a real fire or stroll down to the choice of local pubs and restaurants that are literally minutes away.

You can start (or end) the ‘West Highland Way’  & the ‘Great Glen Way’ in Fort William, hike or bike along mountain trails, canoe or kayak on the vast array of local water, go for a boat trip on Loch Linnhe to visit the seals or just take it easy amidst the wonderful scenery. Even in winter Fort William stays busy with skiing, snow-boarding, mountaineering & ice-climbing all nearby to our fantastic location.

Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain, sits just around the corner and below it, Glen Nevis – perhaps Scotland’s prettiest glen, with its wonderful waterfalls and ancient pine forest. Dramatic and eerie, Glencoe & Glenfinnan, and the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven also await a few miles down the road and make excellent day trips from the hostel.


Our friendly award winning staff are committed to ensuring you make the most out of your time in Fort William. They also LOVE the outdoors and can give you their ‘top tips’ to help you plan your adventure.

Whether you plan to chill out or perhaps test your skills on a World Cup mountain bike trail…Fort Willy Backpackers is the place for you!

Alma Road
Fort William, PH33 6HB

Telephone: +44 (0)1397 700 711

Prices from £17.50 (dormitory) per night…

Please Note

Please bring photographic ID – you will need it to check-in to our hostel

Fort William Backpackers is available to hire for sole occupancy. To check availability and gain a quote, please email

Unfortunately, due to past experiences, we do not accept stag or hen parties :(