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.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

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

For information on our COVID-19 practices and what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ’s section. Please also be aware of Scottish Government guidance when making your booking.

Aviemore Youth Hostel

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

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours


Check in

16:00 - 22.30

Check out

07.00 - 10:00

Access Hours

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


Free Wifi

Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Shopping Nearby

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Luggage Store

Conference/Meeting Facilities

Access with limited mobility

Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Guest Reviews

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.


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