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“Clean, comfortable and well organised”
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Blackwater Hostel
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

The pod we stayed in was great. It was very well equipped with a fridge, microwave, TV and fan. The beds have mattresses which were surprisingly comfortable. There is a sturdy picnic table outside the pod overlooking a stream. The hostels facilities were good. The showers are communal but separate from the toilets so that wasn't too bad. The kitchen is very well equipped with pots and pans and utensils etc and has two cookers as well as fridges. It is only a small site so there weren't too many people, we never had any problems with noise and we never had to queue for toilets, showers or to use the cooking facilities. Our overall impression was that the hostel is efficiently run and well maintained. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Great campsite, welcoming hosts and clean accomodation, this was my third visit and will be back again.
We booked a Hobbit House for me, my wife and two teenage kids, plenty of room and all the facilities in the Hobbit House you could ever need.
We use this as our accomodation on the last night of walking the WHW and it is always one that we look forward to.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Super clean with friendly staff! One of the best hostels of the WHW. Wifi isnt so great, I had to keep resetting the router. Ktichen facilities were great so it made preparing food a breeze. I stayed int he microlodge which was cute.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Excellent. Something different staying in a pod. Toilets and showers very clean. We hired bed linen which was £5 each for a sleeping bag and liner, but no pillow:( Car parking on site. Watch out for midgees!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Great adequate accommodation - friendly welcome.
Well kept throughout.
The whole Blackwater stay experience was exceptional!
The only observation/criticism would be that it become extremely warm late evening and impossible to open windows due to midges!

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Again for 7.50 you cannot expect too much. The pitches are comfortable, if a little cramped due to how busy this place gets.

The showers are ok, though they are open and not very private. There is a drying room and a under shelter area.


Positives:
only place I have been where there is 6-8 sockets purely for campers charging devices

Cheap and satisfactory


Negatives:
Bit too cramped and so you can hear everything

Floodlight filled my tent with light and made it difficult to sleep

A good stop on the WHW

Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Booked into a micro lodge as part of our walk along the West Highland Way. The accommodation was very comfortable with a fridge, microwave, kettle and TV and excellent showers - clean, hot and actually work (unlike some others we came across during our walk). The location was close to a local co-op and pubs and on the West Highland Way, so no nasty detours to get here.
Would thoroughly recommend anyone walking the Way to book in here.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Blackwater Hostel

Address: Lab Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4SG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Kinlochleven
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Kinlochleven
Price Range: £39 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blackwater Hostel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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