Fort William Backpackers

A small, fun, friendly and relaxed hostel nestled on the hillside above the Outdoor capital of the UK. Our hostel is a beautiful converted mansion house and has many original features such as our cozy lounge with a real coal fire. We also have a lovely big garden with panoramic views of the surrounding lochs and glens, a large BBQ and a great outdoor fire pit. We have 40 beds and need help all year round to make sure the hostel is always nice and clean and welcoming to our guests.

A great town for people with a thirst for adventure and boasts some of the best walking, climbing, cycling, kayaking and snowboarding in the country. The town itself has everything you will need and is only a 5 min walk from the hostel ... close to rail and bus stations, good supermarkets, lots of restaurants, shops and most importantly ...great pubs!

Due to our location, our guests tend to be `outdoor freaks` who have come to tackle Ben Nevis, (The UK`s highest mountain and it`s only a mile away from the hostel), to walk the The West Highland Way or The Great Glen Way. To climb in our dramatic surrounding mountains and kayak down our rivers. Cyclist bike for miles and miles and maybe even have a go on the World Championship Downhill track at the Nevis Range. Whatever our guests do it usually ends up with them getting muddy and tired so customer service is extremely important. Our hostel has everything our guests need after a hard days exploring!

Now we just need YOU!!!

We are looking for outgoing, friendly, reliable, honest, hard working people to join our wee team. We have a variety of placements available for fun, like minded folks who fancy spending some time in our busy hostel and exploring the beautiful area around us. In exchange for your hard work you receive, free accommodation, brekky, wifi, laundry and even a small food allowance. We require 24hrs work a week, 6 days a week for 4 hrs a day. If you think you'd be a great fit for the team let us know!


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The hostel and its community is an absolute dream. The work is exactly as prescribed and the communication was always good. On Sunday we could give our preferences for the next week to the manager and they were always respected. The facilities are good and you can be assured that you’ll have everything you need. We had lots of fun as a team and at the same time could always rely on one another. Fort Willy is a great place that has lots to offer. Nice cafés, a cinema, nights out at the pub with the volunteers and guests and lots of hikes and beautiful nature!

I can’t wait to be back :)!

2 meses atrás



Great Hostel with amazing people. Definitely recommend!

2 meses atrás



I've never felt more welcomed into a place than here, the backpackers has given me the opportunity to meet some extraordinary people and gain valuable skills. It was a perfect balance of work, socialising, and moments to sit by the fire with a book. The location is perfect for an avid explorer, with the west highland trainline providing access to an abundance of beautiful Scottish gems. Such a fulfilling experience to say the least! I will look back on my memories here with so much fondness.

3 meses atrás



If you love nature and you want to explore the highlands of Scotland, then Fort William backpackers is great option for you. The managers were very friendly and flexible with our schedule and the work is pretty minimal. The hostel is small but cosy and makes you feel right at home. My favorite part of my volunteering was meeting sooo many travelers. The hostel is what you make it. If you bring it upon yourself to initiate activities with the guests and other volunteers then you will have plenty to do during your time here.

7 meses atrás



I loved my time there, the hostel is so cozy and the host, the other volunteers and the guests were so nice. It's perfect if you like meeting people,hiking and being in touch with nature, and even though it's not a big city you have different supermarkets to choose, a cinema, cafés, pubs, shops, bus station, train station, etc
It was not my time in one of the Scotland's Top Hostels and I loved all the experiences I've have in these hostels.

Feel free to ask me if you have any doubts or want some recommendations!

9 meses atrás

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