Style and comfort at revamped Glen Nevis Hostel
Visitors on a budget looking to spend time in one of the most spectacular areas of the Scottish Highlands can now do so in even greater comfort than before.
Hostelling Scotland has reopened its highly popular Glen Nevis Youth Hostel in Fort William, Lochaber, after an extensive eight-month redevelopment project.
Over the last few months the youth hostel has been stripped back to the bare shell and transformed into an exciting contemporary living space at a cost of more than £2million.
The renovation project highlights the organisation’s commitment to a continual programme of modernisation across the network by providing great quality accommodation in the finest locations Scotland has to offer.
The new youth hostel offers guests excellent value with a mix of private en-suite rooms and shared accommodation making it the perfect stay for individual travellers, families and groups.
Guest catering is available in the hostel along with the opportunity for visitors to relax and take in the views from the new large decked area.
Visitors also benefit from a modern, spacious self-catering kitchen, comfortable open plan living and dining spaces with panoramic views over the spectacular Nevis mountain range, and a welcoming wood burning stove for those cooler evenings.
The redevelopment of Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, which sits in a fantastic location at the foot of the UK’s highest mountain, follows recent Youth Hostel development projects at Aberdeen, Loch Ossian, Achmelvich Beach, Oban and Lochranza on the Isle of Arran.
“We pride ourselves in excellent customer service, listening to our members and guests, understanding their needs and developing our network to offer the best possible hostelling experience,” said Margo Paterson, Chief Executive of Hostelling Scotland.
“The new Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, one of our flagship hostels, highlights this perfectly.
“This major redevelopment project truly reflects our commitment to the modernisation of our accommodation network. It also highlights our mission to make more of Scotland more accessible to more people than anyone else; and especially young people, providing great value, affordable, flexible and welcoming accommodation in the best locations across Scotland. We want guests to discover the real Scotland with us.”
Hostelling Scotland is a self-funding charitable organisation with 34 hostels located throughout Scotland, accommodating 380,000 guests every year, with a turnover of £9m and an estimated contribution to the Scottish visitor economy of £25m.
- Full feature in Issue No.20