Chase The Wild Goose Hostel


Locheil Crescent, Banavie, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 7LZ

    A very warm welcome to Chase The Wild Goose Hostel. Located just a short distance from Fort William town centre, the hostel is an ideal base for climbing Ben Nevis, visiting the Nevis Range and riding the Jacobite Steam Train (aka Hogwarts Express).

    This is a fantastic hostel in Fort William, with friendly environment and beautiful surroundings. The hostel is located at Banavie, close to the Caledonian Canal with the Lochy Bar and Moorings Hotel just a stones throw away for meals and refrreshments after a long day on the hill or touring the Scottish Highlands.

    THE HOSTEL has 46 beds in a mix of double, twin, family and dormitory accommodation, providing for the needs of individuals, families, backpackers and small groups.  Theres a small self-catering kitchen should you want to cook your own meals, but you can buy a fantastic 'All-you-can-eat-anytime' continental breakfast for just a few pounds.  You can eat it any time, even before you go to bed.  Being a little out of town we hope to offer a better nights sleep before your energetic day on the hills than perhaps you might receive in a town centre establishment.

    OUR GUESTS - The hostel is also a popular stop-over for enthusiasts on the 3-peaks challenge, walkers of the Great Glen Way and West Highland Way and caters for visitors to the Mountain Bike chlallenges nearby, water sports enthusiasts and cxan even organise a mountain guide to take you up Ben Nevis.

    BEN NEVIS - To top all this, the area is renowned for having the best views of Ben Nevis.

    'HOGWARTS EXPRESS' - If you are less energetic, visit Neptunes Staircase or ride the famous Jacobite steam train featured in the Harry Potter films, as the 'Hogwarts Express'.
    Come and experience this amazing place...! Our testimonials show us to be one of the best hostels near Ben Nevis.  Please visit our website for more comprehensive information or to book.
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Weekends Thursday to Sunday nights only November and January. Closed 1st to 26th December inclusive.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    4-bed dorm
    £19.00 per person per night (room only)
    5-bed dorm
    £18.00 per person per night (room only)
    8-bed dorm
    £17.00 per person per night (room only)

    Self-serve 'all-you-can-eat-anytime' continental breakfast is available at a reduced price per person if pre-booked. Groups over 10 in number may be entitled to a Group Discount in the months September to June. Guests may book fewer numbers into larger rooms for Private Use (no unknown guests) upon payment of a supplement. All dorms are mixed sex.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Cheap Holidays
    • City Breaks
    • Seasonal Breaks


    • Children Welcome Children over 5 years only are welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted Guests may smoke only in certain outdoor areas
    • Picnic Area


    • Mountains area
    • Rural Location Near to city centre
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome Groups of max. 20 accepted. No Stag or Hen Groups
    • No Pets Allowed


    • Breakfast Available Continental Breakfast available at 1/2 price for a limited time.
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Patio/Beer Garden Bring your own, and sit out on a good day
    • Self Service Self-serve breakfast available
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Bunk Beds Some double, twin and family rooms available with and without bunks
    • Drying Facilities Please arrange in advance (a small charge applies)
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen Self-catering facility
    • Laundry Service Available Staff can do a service 'wash and dry' for you
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Payphones Available
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Toilets
    • Towel Charge

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi Available FREE.

    Payment Methods

    • Cash Credit or debit card payment required to secure booking and first nights fee.
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard A processing charge applies. 2%
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card A processing charge applies. 2%


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point Sleeping accommodation and bathrooms are on first floor level (upstairs)
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Take the number 45 bus towards Corpach. Ask to be dropped off at Banavie. Cross the road into Banavie, walk for about 50m, and the hostel is signposted on the left. Bus Fare is £1.20 each. Taxi Fare is about £5 - it may be cheaper to take a taxi if there are several people travelling

    Getting there by railway:- Take the train to Banavie station, or to Fort William, then catch a local bus. Come out of the station, cross the main road and the canal. After about 50m, turn right into Banavie. After another 50m, the hostel is signposted on the left.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Fly in to Glasgow (GLA or PIK) or Inverness (INV). Take Train to Banavie, or National Bus to Fort William

    Transport within Scotland

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    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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