Blackwater Hostel, Glamping & Campsite offers good quality, budget accommodation for those touring the Highlands of Scotland. Based in the scenic village of Kinlochleven, we are surrounded by Mamores making us a popular stopover for those hillwalking, climbing or mountain biking or those completing The West Highland Way as we are located right on the trail. Established since 1999 in a converted factory building when then famous Aluminium Smelter closed in the village, the building now provides a varied range of accommodation for groups both large and small.
The Blackwater Hostel itselfs offers private, en suite bunk bed rooms with TV and central heating. There are 10 rooms in total sleeping varying numbers with 2, 3, 4 & 8 bedded rooms. Facilities include: free WI-FI, fully equipped communal self catering kitchen/dining area, drying rooms, bedding included, towels can be hired for additional charge. The hostel can sleep small or large groups up to 39 people.
Adjacent to the hostel we also offer a comfortable alternative to camping with our Glamping pods, many pods overlooking the River Leven which runs along behind the hostel. Great if you enjoy camping but don't/can't bring your tent with you or for those looking for a few little luxuries such as electric sockets for your hairdryers/chargers, free wifi, TV, microwave and fridge. All pods are well insulated, heated and secure – offering dry and warm all year round accommodation. Showers and toilets are also available in our communal campsite shower block along with access to our drying rooms. Pods are available in varying sizes sleeping 2 - 4 people. Bedding is not included with the pods however can be hired from reception for surcharge.
For those looking to camp we also have a small camping area adjacent to the hostel and pods. There are no electric hookups. Prices are per person and include use of: free WI-FI, communal shower block, drying rooms, pot wash area, covered picnic area.
Kinlochleven is ideally situated lying between Glencoe and Fort William in the heart of Lochaber - The Outdoor Capital of the UK meaning there are many activities right on our doorstep such as skiing, fishing, kayaking, white water rafting, canyoning to name just a few. Great base for day trips to many popular places by car such as Ben Nevis, Oban, Loch Ness, Inverness & Isle of Skye.
Our site is only 200m walk away from the village centre where there are many local amenties such as: supermaret, post office, 3 pubs - all offering bar meals and the famous Ice Factor with indoor ice climbing wall is right on the door step.