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, 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.
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:00 - 22:30
Access available until 02:00 on Friday/Saturday nights. Late arrival and access available outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only.
Private Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Self Catering Kitchen
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
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
It was great, staff was lovely and the place very cozy.
A first stay for my son and we both thought it better than the hotel complex in Aviemore. A friend visited us at the Hostel who would never have considered staying in a Hostel but will do from now on.
Really nice stay here for my first hostel, the staff were brilliant and really helpful.
Beautiful location, well maintained hostel and grounds. Overall a very pleasant and relaxing experience. Showers are excellent and the communal lounge was very comfortable. The wi-fi was not so good but again not a major concern.
It is a lovely modern building, with great facilities.
Fantastic location and great facilities. Really helpful staff.
Overall great stay.
An amazing hostel in that it is like an eco resort. Beautiful gardens with wildlife and located in a very beautiful area ideal for the nature and wildlife enthusiasts. The guest areas are large and comfortable and quite impressive. Clean and well appointed kitchen. The bedrooms are clean with warm and comfy beds. Helpful staff.
Great location for getting to by rail and travelling on from by bus, bike or foot.
Fantastic hostel set in a fantastic location. Friendly helpful staff. Very clean facility with all amenities. Will definitely use again.
Great place to stop over on the way to and from a walking holiday in the Cairngorms.
An excellent hostel. Everything was kept very clean and tidy, and staff were friendly and helpful.
Great location for Aviemore and the surrounding area.
WM - Scotland
Great friendly hostel, easy 10 minutes walk from train station. Good showers and spacious rooms.
Great helpful staff
A good hostel for those looking to access the Cairngorms. It is particularly suited to those who are reliant on public transport as it is less than a 10 minute walk from the train station, bus stop, and the shops of Aviemore. It is well-equipped with a good size kitchen and spacious social areas — including a lounge with large TV and pool table. However, because of its size and location it does attract groups (university students, young families, scouts etc.) and can sometimes feel very crowded & busy.
Best place to stay if you want to climb all day and be close to the town at night.
James - England
The best hostel I've used in the UK. Always excellent and my first choice the Cairngorms.
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.