Aviemore Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Surrounded by woodland, Aviemore Youth Hostel sits on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park and is just a short walk from Aviemore town centre. It’s the ideal base for outdoor enthusiasts, backpackers, families, schools and groups looking to explore the beautiful national park and surrounding area.

The youth hostel offers a range of shared accommodation and private rooms and has a great range of facilities including a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a large dining area and spacious lounge with stunning views of the Cairngorm Mountains and surrounding woodland inhabited by red squirrels and other wildlife. There's a large drying room to cater for Scotland's unpredictable climate and ample parking for cars and buses.

Just nine miles from the Cairngorm Mountain funicular and snowsports area, Aviemore Youth Hostel provides an ideal base for year-round activities. Most activities take place on the Rothiemurchus Estate, a fabulous area with easy paths through the picturesque Caledonian Pine Forest.

Local attractions include the Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Highland Wildlife Park, Loch Garten RSPB and Strathspey Steam Railway.

The hostel also hosts a Scottish Natural Heritage visitor centre, including the amazing peregrine Nest Cam and helpful information about Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. Visitors are welcome to pop in at any time.

Hostellers LOVE...

  • Great location, very friendly staff
  • Secure baggage store
  • Lockers
  • Private rooms available

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Aviemore Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
25 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PR Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:00 - 22:30

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Access Hours

Access available until 02:00 on Friday/Saturday nights. Late arrival and access available outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only.


Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Self Catering Kitchen

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Shopping Nearby

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Luggage Store

Conference and meeting facilities

Access with limited mobility

Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement

Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen

Guest Reviews

Hostellers LOVE...
  • Great location, very friendly staff
  • Secure baggage store
  • Lockers
  • Private rooms available

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, take a trip on the Cairngorm Funicular Railway 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.