Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

 Chase The Wild Goose Hostel is a fantastic tourist accommodation by Ben Nevis, with friendly environment and beautiful surroundings. The hostel is family-owned and personally managed, with careful attention to detail in the provision of clean, comfortable, high quality hostel facilities in an out-of-town location. Small rooms and private bathrooms available

Small rooms

private bathrooms available

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

Chase The Wild Goose Hostel


Ben Nevis from Canal in Winter

Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

Recently refurbished, the hostel boasts amazing tartan carpets, fantastic showers, a modern kitchen, new secure double glazing and code-locked doors


Chase The Wild Goose Hostel
On the Great Glen Way, near the Calednian Canal and outside the City Centre

Self Catering Kitchen
Induction hobs, over, fridge, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery, utensils, pans and glassware


Bunk beds with duvets, pillows, bed linen, responsive heating, washbasin, window ventilation & coat hooks



Non-communal shower-rooms, each with shower, washbasin, WC


Dining Room
Shared facility with seating for 20 guests



Sit and read, be entertained or meet with fellow guests


  • CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is available. Advance pay required. 
  • Entertainment Lounge with books and games 
  • Friendly , efficient staff 
  • FREE Wi-Fi everywhere 
  • Quiet from 10.30 pm 
  • FREE Car Parking on first come basis 
  • FREE Public Parking close by 
  • Self-Catering  Kitchen available 
  • Bed Linen Provided 
  • Towel Hire available 
  • FREE Secure Cycle and Canoe Storage 
  • Secure Locker Hire available 
  • Early Departure available 
  • FREE Information Service 
  • NEARBY Hotel, Bistro and Bars for meals 

Whatever you choose to do, we are here to help you enjoy your visit to the Scottish Highlands and will happily help you with your plans


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Ben Nevis Summit

Loch Linnhe in Winter

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 Muck  sleeps 4 - 2 single beds & 2 bunk beds
 Iona  sleeps 4 - 4 bunk beds
 Eigg  sleeps 4 - 4 bunk beds
 Luing  sleeps 5 - 1 single bed & 4 bunk beds
 Coll  sleeps 6 - 6 bunk beds
 Tiree  sleeps 7 - 1 single bed & 6 bunk beds
 Rhum  sleeps 8 - 8 bunk beds

    This means that no matter what size your group we can accommodate you sole-use in rooms of your choice, if available


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    • Order Meals (SIT-IN)
    • Order Breakfast (SIT-IN)
    • Order Breakfast-To-Go (collect)
    • Order Snacks (collect)
    • Order Refreshments (collect)

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    Fort William

    Chase The Wild Goose Hostel


    • Do I need to provide Identification?
      Yes, the main booker MUST be present and photographic identification will be required
    • What is Security like in the hostel?
      The hostel is family-run and staff reside on the premises. Access to dorms is by key-less digital lock - guests are given codes at Reception. Windows are fitted with safety and security mechanisms. There are also security cameras at the hostel entrance
    • Do I have to share with others?
      Our bedrooms are PRIVATE for you and your fiends or family, and unlike in the past you won't have to share with other guests you may not know. We have rooms sleeping up to 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 guests. Prices are discounted if you are fewer guests than the room occupancy. We may again offer Shared bedroom accommodation (once the nature of Hostels across the world, which makes them unique). Bathrooms are shared but private only to you when in use
    • Is bedding provided?
      Fresh, clean bedding is provided. In the tradition of youth hostelling, we ask you to put the duvet cover, sheet and pillowcase on beds when you arrive, and return them to Reception before departure. Assistance is available if required. Own Sleeping Bags are not permitted
    • Is breakfast available?
      Please arrange Breakfast-to-Go on arrival. A sit-down Self-serve Continental Breakfast may also be available by prior arrangement. Choose from cereal, toast, jam, fruit juice, tea or coffee. From time to time fresh fruit, yoghurt, croissants and petit choco pain may be available. If partaking in a sit-down breakfast we do ask you to clean up after yourself. Cooked breakfast may also be purchased locally - please ask at Reception
    • Do we have to clean the accommodation when we leave?
      If you use the self-catering kitchen or take breakfast we ask you leave the work area in clean and tidy condition, placing rubbish in bins, washing and drying and putting away your dishes, pans, cutlery, etc. It will help us greatly if you TAKE AWAY with you any bottles and cans. Thorough cleaning of bedrooms, bathrooms, common areas, vacuuming, etc is carried out by staff and is included in the price, but please tidy as you go.
    • Is there a washing machine or dryer we can use?
      Staff can direct you to a nearby laundrette
    • Is there a TV?
      There is a TV in the TV Lounge, with YouTube, Netflix Movies and Catch-Up channels
    • Where are the nearest shops?
      Basic snack items, crisps, chocolate, bottled water, etc can be purchased here. The nearest shop is 10 to 15 mins walk away, at Caol or Corpach. It's a pleasant walk by the canal. The Co-op is open early until late. There are also major supermarkets in Fort William
    • Can I get a signal on my mobile phone?
      Yes there is a good mobile signal on most networks
    • Are dogs allowed in any of the accommodation?
      Sorry, as the accommodation is shared, Dogs are not allowed
    • Are children allowed?
      We can only accept children over 5 years. Children are charged as adults
    • Do we have to pay for Wi-Fi?
      Wi-fi access is free of charge, and is accessible everywhere
    • Where can I secure my belongings?
      If you have valuables you need to take special care of, there is a locker bank in the hostel. Ask Reception staff for details
    • Are towels or toiletries provided?
      We ask guests to bring their own towel & toiletries. We can hire you a towel for a small charge
    • When can we Arrive and Depart?
      Hostel Reception opens from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm and from 8:00 am until 10:00 am daily
    • Early Departure is possible - please arrange this at Reception
    • Early Arrival is not available
    • LATE ARRIVALS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AFTER 10:00 PM, except by prior arrangement, when a per-person Late Access Fee is payable (Strictly no access after 22:45 hrs)
    • LATE TRAIN ARRIVALS - alight Banavie Station. Retain train ticket for Late Access Fee refund
    • The hostel closes between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm daily
      Staff reside on the premises and are grateful not to be disturbed unnecessarily during their free time when Reception is closed. Staff take their time out afternoons, so please try not to disturb them
    • Can I smoke in the hostel, have candles or a barbecue?
      The hostel is strictly NO SMOKING, but you can smoke outside away from the building. If you wish to have a Barbecue please discuss this with Reception staff. Candles and naked flames are not permitted inside the hostel
    • Is alcohol allowed?
      Drinking alcohol in reasonable measure is permitted, but it is a HOSTEL and not a pub. If you over-indulge or your behaviour deteriorates, other guests are disturbed or their wefare threatened, you will not be allowed to stay, you will receive no sympathy from staff and before you ask - no, you will not get a refund
    • Can I cook my own food in the hostel?
      Cooking in the hostel is only available by prior arrangement and you may have to be flexible with timing - a time will be allocated to your group. The hostel is equipped with a kitchen with electric hob, microwave oven, pans, cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware. There is also an oven and grill. There are hotel, bistro and pub serving food within a 10 min walk by the canal, various take-always that deliver food, and numerous pubs, cafes, restaurants and hotels in the town centre, 10 mins drive
    • Can we take food and drinks to our bedroom?
      Please consume food and drinks ONLY in the common areas, for reasons of hygiene and cleanliness. These areas are open from early in the morning until 10:00 am and from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm daily, when they are closed in compliance with safety requirements
    • Where can I charge my phone?
      There are plug sockets in each room and phone chargers in the lounge, but staff are also available to help
    • Where can I dry my outdoor gear?
      We don't have a Drying Room, but staff can direct you to where in the hostel you can drip-dry your clothes. There is a laundrette nearby
    • How can I get to the hostel by bus or train?
      From Fort William catch the number 46 or 47 bus, asking the driver to stop at Banavie. There's a bus every 30 mins, or every hour in the evening. If travelling by train from Skye, get off at Banavie. If travelling by train from Glasgow, don't get off at Fort William. Instead, get off at Banavie which is the next station along the track going to Mallaig. From the station/main road through Banavie, cross the canal and take the road signed Banavie. After just 5 mins walk look out for the street sign for Hostel pointing along Locheil Crescent
    • How clean and safe is the hostel
      We pride ourselves in providing a safe, secure and clean environment for our guests. Measures include secure double glazing and external doors, coded locks on bedroom doors, security cameras at reception. Staff are trained in food safety and hygeine, health and safety, fire safety and the usual cleaning protocols when it comes to cleaning, hygeine and disinfection. Please see our
      Cleaning page for more information.


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    We pride ourselves in providing a secure, safe, clean environment for our guests. In reviews we generally receive high scores for Good Housekeeping and Cleanliness

    We are very conscious of guest expectations for higher standards, so here's a little guidance for ourselves and our guests to follow:

    • GENERAL If you feel ill or have serious health issues please do not travel
    • Please be respectful of others' personal space during your stay
    • VIRTUAL RECEPTION may operate from time to time - full details on hostel access, door codes will be communicated before stay, and staff will still be available if required
    • BEDROOMS shall be private to your own family or guests. Each booking shall be assigned a private room
    • Guests are requested to make up their own beds on arrival, using the freshly-laundered sheet, duvet cover and pillow case provided. SLEEPING BAGS must not be used
    • To facilitate our rigorous daily cleaning routine, and to allow staff time out, the hostel will close between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm
    • Health & Safety and Environmental Health guidance and regulations are followed in the preparation and presentation of the accommodation
    • Staff will air rooms daily. Guests are encouraged to open windows for fresh air
    • BATHROOMS, although shared by guests from one or two other rooms, shall be privately yours when in use. We ask guests to keep these areas tidy and clean. Staff regularly clean with appropriate cleaning and disinfection products
    • Hand soap is provided in bathrooms but please bring your own shower gel/soap and shampoo
    • Paper towels are provided in bathrooms. Please bring your own towel or hire one at Reception
    • COMMON AREAS ACCESS to the dining and lounge areas may be restricted, for health and safety reasons
    • For the time being there will be no access to self-catering kitchen facilities, again for health and safety reasons. Groups requiring self-catering facilities should request Hostel Hire
    • REFRESHMENT STATION with hot water, tea and coffee facilities will be available, and snack food may be purchased
    • We have plenty of great recommendations for eating out for dinner and breakfast during your stay, including places you can explore
    • BREAKFAST-TO-GO can be purchased by guests...


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