Aviemore Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Very popular with outdoor enthusiasts, the four star VisitScotland accredited Aviemore Youth Hostel is the perfect base for activity groups, families and individual travellers looking for great value accommodation and all year-round adventure.
The hostel offers guests a wide range of comfortable shared dorms and private rooms, a bright and spacious lounge area with woodland and mountain views, TV and pool table. Guests can opt for a continental breakfast served in the dining room (please remember to pre-book) or take advantage of the large self-catering kitchen. Other facilities include free WiFi, an excellent drying room, laundry, private lockers, secure bike storage and ample onsite parking.
The hostel also hosts a Scottish Natural Heritage visitor centre, with Peregrine nestcam and helpful information about Craigellachie National Nature Reserve.
Surrounded by lush woodland, the hostel sits in the heart of the vast Cairngorms National Park but is just a short walk from Aviemore’s bustling town centre.
An all year round resort, local activities include hillwalking, climbing, snowsports, mountain biking, pony trekking, watersports and fishing. 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 nearby, as is Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Highland Wildlife Park, Loch Garten RSPB and Strathspey Steam Railway.
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
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- Great location, very friendly staff
- Secure baggage store
- Private rooms available
Facilities & Services
Open all year
16:00 - 22.30
07.00 - 10:00
Access available until 02:00 on Friday and Saturday nights. Late arrival and access available outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only
Suitable for Groups
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Access with limited mobility
Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
8/12/2022 12:00:00 AMVery friendly staff. Nice breakfast
8/9/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat accommodation, with easy access to Aviemore. We had a private three-bed room, which was very clean and comfortable. Dining and common rooms were clean, well decorated, and maintained to a high standard. All in all, a great place to stay.
8/9/2022 12:00:00 AMA really lovely hostel to stay at, after we hiked from Blair Atholl to Aviemore. Staff were friendly, room and kitchen facilities were great, and the location was ideal!
8/8/2022 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful stay, the staff was most friendly and helpful, the facilities were very nice and the location perfect. Will definitely come back here if I come to aviemore again! Thank you!
8/8/2022 12:00:00 AMExtremely helpful staff. Lovely breakfast.
8/8/2022 12:00:00 AMIt's been a lovely stay. I really enjoyed sitting in the lounge after a long day of hiking.
8/6/2022 12:00:00 AMSuch a lovely place to stay! The lounge with views of the trees and mountains was definitely a highlight. So beautifully quiet in the mornings to sit in there with a book and a cuppa. There was a nice sociable feel to the hostel and everyone was really friendly. We had a wonderful week hiking around Aviemore and the Cairngorms, such a beautiful part of the world. And to come back at the end of each day to a friendly hostel (with the comfiest beds!) was a delight.
8/3/2022 12:00:00 AMExperienced staff that seemed very easy going and mingled with guests. I was last there in 1982. Same good welcome.
8/1/2022 12:00:00 AMComfortable hostel in a beautiful location. We loved the walk up the hill which you could do straight from the hostel.
7/31/2022 12:00:00 AMAviemore is a very clean and friendly hostel and very well situated for the Cairngorms Munro's.
7/30/2022 12:00:00 AMThe staff at this hostel were great. They switched my booking from Inverness so my party and I could stay another night after I got ill. They were really helpful and supported my friend looking after me.
7/29/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat location, staff were very helpful, very well run. We didn't have the breakfast, but I couldn't take the stars off.
7/28/2022 12:00:00 AMA family booking staying in two family rooms. A great location. Check in was easy. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Facilities were good, liked the pool table.
7/27/2022 12:00:00 AMThe hostel is spotlessly clean and the atmosphere is really warm and friendly.The staff really go above and beyond to ensure that your stay is comfortable.
7/26/2022 12:00:00 AMExcellent staff, really enthusiatic and full of very good advises for visit and walks. Facilities are exactly what we can expect from a Youth Hostel.
7/25/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat breakfast and clean hostel. Location is perfect for easy walk to main shops.
7/23/2022 12:00:00 AMEverything and more than expected. Great place to stay.
7/22/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat Hostel to stay at with great location and plenty to do friendly and efficient staff
7/21/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat hostel in a very good location to access all local services, transport, shops, restaurants, etc. Very friendly and helpful staff. Hostelling Scotland even organised excellent weather...
7/20/2022 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely loved my stay here. Staff were really friendly & helpful and the showers were superb - really powerful pressure, so no need to run around in the shower to get wet! ??. Definitely the most comfortable bunk I've slept in and the kitchen is kitted out with everything you could possibly need. Much nicer than staying in any hotel in Aviemore ??
7/19/2022 12:00:00 AMExtremely well organised hostel with excellent signage and information. Plentiful supply of teatowels in the self-catering kitchen was greatly appreciated! We had a super stay - thanks to the staff who work so hard to keep the hostel welcoming and clean.
7/18/2022 12:00:00 AMVery friendly staff, beautiful location. A lot of things to do around the area.
7/17/2022 12:00:00 AMGood stay. Clean and well appointed
7/16/2022 12:00:00 AMA good hostel near the centre of Aviemore. Great Showers
7/12/2022 12:00:00 AMReally good customer service, went the extra mile to help with our specific needs.
7/10/2022 12:00:00 AMLovely hostel to stay, within distance to the train station. Our car broke down on the night of check inn, but Lee was very kind and stayed on to wait for my arrival. Thanks!
7/1/2022 12:00:00 AMFriendly helpful reception. Clean comfortable beds and room. Good location. Good drying room. Close to bars, restaurants, supermarket. Cycle store but needs cleaning up
6/24/2022 12:00:00 AMSuper friendly and helpful staff. The cleanest hostel I have stayed in through all my travels.
6/22/2022 12:00:00 AMVery nice few days.
6/20/2022 12:00:00 AMI had a fantastic stay in Aviemore hostel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My bed was comfortable, the showers and toilets clean, and the kitchen clean and well equipped. There is also a secure shed for storing bikes. Will definitely stay here again.
Reasons to visit
Aviemore Youth Hostel sits within the Cairngorms National Park, voted one of the top 20 places to visit in the world by National Geographic Traveller Magazine. The park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, has something for everyone - from castles and distilleries to family attractions, water and snowsports, wildlife watching, and some incredible high and low level walking and cycling routes.
Visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, sample a craft beer at the Cairngorm Brewery, discover Loch Morlich and the highest sandy beach in Britain and explore the Craigellachie National Nature Reserve.
Aviemore is the perfect location for families, groups and individuals looking to take advantage of this natural playground.