what we offer

  • 5 star Independent hostel
  • situated on the banks of Loch Linnhe
  • 16 comfortable private rooms
  • ideal for the outdoor enthusiast
  • 2 fully equipped bunkhouses
  • sleeps up to 41 people in total


Local Walks:

We are strategically placed for a variety of walks, whether they are valley based or whether they are more strenuous, such as climbing the local Monroes -Ben Nevis and Buchaille Etive Mor. Many of our visitors complete the Three Peaks’ Challenge, whilst staying with us. The Glen Coe mountain range, the Ballachulish Horseshoe, the Lost Valley at GlenCoe as well as a host of Munroes on Ardnamurchan are all within easy reach of us.

See Walk Highlands for more Fort William and Lochaber walks.

Rock Climbing, Guided Ice or Winter Climbing, Winter Skills and Mountaineering courses:

Winter mountaineering

Winter mountaineering

If you would like a guided rock climbing day or a mountaineering course in the area, Si Withington ( who has fifteen years’ experience) from the company Highlandascents can be contacted for further information.

Tailored Day Trips or longer for up to Seven People:

Heart of Scotland Tours offer tailor-made trips in the area with their wee red bus, which can take up to seven passengers. Please  see their web site or ring Keith Hendrie on 07717473367 for further details.

Canoe or Kayaking Trips, Canyoning or White Water Rafting:

Active Highs are a local outdoor adventure company that offer activities near Fort William. They have a great range of activities available for families, groups as well as individuals .  Tel: 01809 501459 Email: info@activehighs.co.uk


 Places to Eat:

The Ardgour Inn

We have the Ardgour Inn which can be reached by using the Corran Ferry with crossings every half hour from 6.30 to 21.20 each day and 8.30 to 21.20 on a Sunday. The ferry leaves at quarter past and quarter to the hour during those times. The pub is open for evening meals from Thursday to Sunday inclusive, 18.00- 22.00 ( From November to March).

The Corran http://www.thecorran.net/autumn-winter-specials

Next door to us we have the newly built Corran, which is currently open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for lunches and evening meals.

The Four Seasons Restaurant at Inchree

Located within five minutes’ walk from the bunkhouse, the restaurant offers a range of meals from 18.00-21.00 every evening, from the end of March to October.

There are also a number of fast food outlets in Fort William such as Wetherspoons, McDonalds and a Chinese Take Away.


The Co-Op is the nearest small supermarket at Ballachulish, which is ten minutes’ drive from the Bunkhouse. It is open from 7.00-22.00 every day. There is also Morrisons at Fort William which is open from 8.00- 22.00 each day and until 18.00 on Sundays.


Easter Holiday Eggs-travaganza!

The Easter holidays are the perfect time to egg-scape from it all and enjoy the stunning Scottish mountains!

New Lounge and Extra Rooms

Our new Annexe has a glass-fronted lounge/conservatory with comfortable sofas, a wood-burning stove and tea and coffee-making facilities. We also have three new twin rooms and a triple bedded room, all en-suite to enhance our existing facilities.

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