Blackwater Hostel and Campsite

Lab RoadPH50 4SGGlencoeUnited Kingdom
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About Blackwater Hostel and Campsite

Minutes from Glencoe, Blackwater Hostel offers rustic self-catering rooms and pods

Accommodations include  campsites, mini, micro or mega pods and en-suite hostel rooms. Complimentary Wi-F and secure bike storage is available and pods include TVs, kettles and fridges.

Complimentary Wi-Fi, secure bike storage and parking is available. Other amenities include a guest lounge, dining and conference area and a drying room.

Guests can prepare meals in the communal kitchens and there is a supermarket in the village. Pubs and cafes are within an easy walk of the hostel.

Located in the village of Kinlochleven and surrounded by the Mamore Mountains, Blackwater Hostel offers a comfortable and cost-effective base for walkers, climbers and anyone exploring the scenic Scottish highlands. The Ice Factory, Europe's largest in door ice climbing wall, is a short walk from  from the hostel and other attractions within an easy drive or bus ride include Glencoe, Ballachulish and Fort William.


Lab Road, PH50 4SG, Glencoe, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1855831253 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

We'll Be Back!

Many guests were repeat visitors who said they wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. Some of those staying for the first time said they were already planning their next visit. Most would definitely recommend Blackwater to hill walkers, hikers and bikers, in fact to anyone visiting the Scottish highlands.

Fantastic Accommodations & Great Value

Blackwater received rave reviews with some guests saying it was more like a hotel than a hostel. The accommodations were described as clean and comfortable and most thought they received excellent value for their money. Guests also noted the clean and modern en-suite bathrooms, large, well equipped community kitchens and the equipment drying room, invaluable after a day in the highland's wet and misty weather. Free on-site parking was also a plus.

Cheers For Calum

Calum, the hostel's genial owner and general manager, drew praise from numerous guests who mentioned him by name and described him as a genuinely nice guy who couldn't do enough for his guests. Some guests said it was Calum who made the experience unforgettable.

Negative Reviews

Hang It Up

There were very few serious complaints about Blackwater Hostel, but a few guests would have appreciated more coat hooks inside the lodge.

Wi-Fi Woes

Intermittent and slow Wi-Fi was a problem for some guests.

Beds Uncomfortable For Some

While most people were satisfied with the sleeping accommodations, some found the mattresses hard and uncomfortable and would have preferred bed springs to wooden slats, others didn't like the plastic mattress covers.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 18 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
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7.7 out of 10 based on 18 reviews