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Hostels and Bunkhouses in the Cairngorms


Craggan Outdoors Bunkhouse and Bothy, near Grantown on Spey
No pets

Craggan Outdoors Bunkhouse and Bothy    near Grantown on Spey

Craggan Outdoors offer great value, light, bright & well equipped accommodation in a 27-bed bunkhouse & 6-bed bothy, both renovated in winter 2008/9. Situated side-by-side in a secluded & picturesque spot at the top of the beautiful Glenbeg Estate, peace & quiet is guaranteed, along with the fantastic views. The properties are located 2-3 miles from both the Dava Way & Speyside Way. Transport to / from the acccommodation can be provided by prior arrangement.

Abernethy Bunkhouses - Nethy Station, Nethy Bridge
Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Abernethy Bunkhouses - Nethy Station    Nethy Bridge

Abernethy Bunkhouses - Nethy Station provides self-catering accommodation for budget groups. Basic, but comfortable, a stay here allows you to enjoy the many activities to be found in the Highlands at a price you can afford. You will not be asked to share either property even if you only book the minimum number.

Slochd Mhor Lodge, Slochd, near Carrbridge
Wifi / broadband

Slochd Mhor Lodge    Slochd    near Carrbridge

Welcome to Slochd Mhor Lodge, situated between the villages of Tomatin (distillery) and Carrbridge the original Ski Village. Slochd Mhor is a 4 star hostel set in the stunning Cairngorms National Park.

We welcome family's, groups, individuals to our lovely hostel set among the most beautiful scenery in the Scottish Highlands. We have great family en-suite rooms, twin rooms and cosy bunk rooms. We have a large self catering kitchen and a great lounge for a comfortable relaxing stay.

Smugglers Hostel, Tomintoul
Wifi / broadband

Smugglers Hostel    Tomintoul

Situated in picturesque Tomintoul, The Smugglers Hostel, the highest in the Scottish Highlands, is surrounded by stunning scenery. We offer friendly, comfortable and affordable accommodation for 20 'Smugglers' in our four cosy dorms, including one en-suite room that sleeps 4. The hostel has fantastic facilities including refreshments on arrival, bed linen, towel hire, large kitchen and communal area, bike shed, outside tap and hose, drying room, laundry room, free Wi-Fi, 24/7 secure access and lockers. Tomintoul is perfect for walking with Ben Avon nearby and over 100 Glenlivet Estate routes.

Badaguish Bunkhouse Lodges and Wigwams, near Glenmore, near Aviemore
Pets by arrangement

Badaguish Bunkhouse Lodges and Wigwams    near Glenmore    near Aviemore

In the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, close to Loch Morlich and Cairngorm mountain. Four bunkhouse style lodges are especially designed with fully accessible ground floor accommodation, sleeping up to 17 people. Dogs allowed in lodges but not wigwams.

Wigwams are heated and fitted with robust wooden sleeping platforms providing comfortable overnight accommodation. Modern toilet/shower facilities and kitchen with BBQ area available.

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel, Glenmore, near Aviemore
Pets by arrangement

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel    Glenmore    near Aviemore

Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, this former shooting lodge overlooking Loch Morlich is just two miles from the Cairngorm Mountain Funicular and year round activities areas. Ideal location for hillwalking, cycling, snow sports, mountain biking, fishing and water sports.

Located just 7 miles from the bustling town of Aviemore, the youth hostel is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, families and groups looking for budget accommodation.

Aviemore Hostel, Aviemore

Aviemore Hostel    Aviemore

Surrounded by woodland, Aviemore Youth Hostel sits at the edge of Cairngorm National Park, yet is just a short walk from Aviemore town centre. It's an ideal base for all sorts of year-round activities.

Hillwalking, climbing, snowsports, mountain biking, pony trekking, watersports and fishing are all available. Most activities take place on the Rothiemurchus Estate, a fabulous area with many easy paths through the Caledonian Pine Forest. The Scottish Whisky Trail is also nearby.

Lazy Duck Hostel, Nethy Bridge
No pets Wifi / broadband

Lazy Duck Hostel    Nethy Bridge

The Lazy Duck in Nethy Bridge offers a rustic mountain hut style eight bed hostel for groups and families, three hand built and bespoke eco huts for couples and a four pitch lightweight summer camping ground. The six acres of woodland, ponds and grassland hosts Soay sheep, waterfowl and hens as well as a cheerful and efficient staff team from home and abroad. Wood fired hot tub, sauna and Swedish massage are all on offer. "Small is Beautiful" Come back to slow living.

Ardenbeg Bunkhouse, Grantown on Spey
Wifi / broadband

Ardenbeg Bunkhouse    Grantown on Spey

Good value accommodation for groups of up to 24 people on a quiet road in Grantown-on-Spey, just 15 minutes from Aviemore, and well situated for all that Britain’s largest national park has to offer. Accommodation is in private rooms of four, six (two rooms) & eight beds, all with private bathroom facilities. Well equipped kitchens with dining areas offer everything required for self-catering for groups small, medium or large. There is also an enclosed garden, play area and BBQ, and back inside a drying room with dehumidifier.

Habitat Hostel, Ballater

Habitat Hostel    Ballater

Habitat Hostel is a 25 bed (sleeps 28) five star self-catering hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, near Balmoral, on the east side of the Cairngorms National Park.

Our bunk and private rooms offer great accommodation for groups, families and independent travellers. Large open plan kitchen/dining/communal area with wood burning stove. Drying room and cycle storage available. Either book the whole hostel, a room or just a bed. No minimum stay. Excellent facilities, comfortable beds and a friendly welcome.

Braemar Lodge Bunkhouse, Braemar

Braemar Lodge Bunkhouse    Braemar

Our great value bunkhouse provides comfortable accommodation for up to 12 people within the grounds of the Braemar Lodge Hotel. The bunkhouse is equipped with two shower rooms, one of which is suitable for wheelchair access. Excellent drying and laundry facilities and a generous fully equipped kitchen for all your self catering needs.

Guests are also welcome to use the hotel's excellent dining facilities. All bed linen and towels are supplied for the duration of your stay.

Braemar Youth Hostel, Braemar

Braemar Youth Hostel    Braemar

An impressive former shooting lodge, standing in extensive grounds in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, Braemar Youth Hostel is an ideal base for exploring Royal Deeside, with its castles and distilleries.

The youth hostel is also a great location for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy skiing and boarding at Glenshee and The Lecht or walking in the Cairngorms. Other activities include mountain biking, wildlife watching and golf. Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish home, is nearby (open between April-July).

Fraoch Lodge Hostel, Boat of Garten
No pets Wifi / broadband

Fraoch Lodge Hostel    Boat of Garten

For couples, singles or families Fraoch Lodge is an ideal base to explore the Cairngorms National Park on our doorstep; or make a day trip to Loch Ness; or tour a distillery and visit Speyside. We're graded as a 4 star hostel but offer so much more.

Open fire: dedicated drying room: fully equipped self-catering kitchen or home made meals: play area in the garden: football pitch behind the garden. Do it yourself or relax and let us take care of the mundane. All rooms have hand basins. Private car park.

Glenfeshie Hostel, Glen Feshie

Glenfeshie Hostel    Glen Feshie

Glenfeshie Hostel is in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. It lies below the 2 Munros of Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a’Bhlair with direct access via a footpath close by. We have a Biomass boiler which ensures a cosy atmosphere and lots of hot water via our upgraded shower rooms!

Glenfeshie Hostel sleeps 16 in 3x4 bed bunk rooms and 1x4 single bed room. There is a drying/laundry room. This idyllic location makes the hostel an ideal venue for walkers, cyclists, skiers, golfers and for fishing.


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