Glen Nevis Youth Hostel (SYHA)


Glen Nevis, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 6ST

    Traditional wooden lodge situated at the base of Ben Nevis where the path to the summit begins.

    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 area.

    All rooms, private or shared, have spectacular mountain views. The youth hostel also boasts a superb newly refurbished kitchen and lounge, making it the cosiest place to relax with friends or family. 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.

    Conveniently situated close to the end of Scotland's most famous long distance walk, the West Highland Way, and only three miles from the start of the Great Glen Way, Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is ideal for hiking, skiing, biking or simply touring the stunning Lochaber area.

    3 Hostel
    Green Tourism Silver Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year

    Prices from £18 (adults) and £16 (children)

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


    • Breakfast Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Self Service
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Payphones Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi Small charge

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route


    • Children Welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Island Location
    • Property On Farm

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome

    Road Directions

    From Fort William follow the A82 to the mini roundabout and continue straight ahead for Glen Nevis. The youth hostel is 3 miles along this road and past the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the Tourist Information Centre turn right along High Street and right again at the main road (past the hospital). At the roundabout take the Glen Nevis turn. The youth hostel is 3 miles along the road.

    Getting there by bus: There is an extremely limited bus service during winter months, more frequent during the summer.

    Getting there by rail: From Fort William station turn left and walk along main road (A82) for approximately 1 mile to the next mini roundabout and  take the Glen Nevis turn off. The youth hostel is 3 miles along this road on the right, past the campsite.

    Getting there by air: From Glasgow International Airport by bus via A82 Loch Lommond.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Personnel who have contact with guests have had disability awareness training
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Handrail by the steps
      • Number of steps 5

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

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

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