About About this youth hostel ....
A short walk from Aviemore town centre this four star VisitScotland accredited Youth Hostel is a popular choice with outdoor enthusiasts and offers a perfect base for activity groups, families and solo travellers looking for great value accommodation and all year-round adventure.
The hostel offers a wide range of comfortable private rooms and shared dorms. WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a bright and spacious lounge area with woodland and mountain views, TV and pool table, a large self-catering kitchen, a 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.
‘Wee Breakfast’ available (please remember to pre-book)
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
- Great location in Cairngorms National Park
- All year round resort
- Plenty of activities and attractions on the doorstep
- Walking distance from local shops, restaurants, cafés and bars
- Friendly team with expert local knowledge
- Licensed, serving local beer and wine
For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here
Facilities & Services
Open all year
16:00 - 22.30
07.00 - 10:00
Late arrival and access available outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only
Access with limited mobility
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
Suitable for Groups
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
14/02/2024Amazing location. Great Mountaneering atmosphere. Very convenient drying room.
12/02/2024Really lovely and clean hostel! Highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in Scotland. Very affordable.
06/02/2024Aviemore YH gets everything right, and the staff are helpful and friendly.
05/02/2024We arrived very late due to brake down and still the receptionist waited for us and was very helpful. Great drying room!!! Superbly clean toilets and showers. Definitely will stay again.
05/02/2024First class as ever.
02/02/2024Great location - convenient for shops, travel and mountainsFriendly and helpful staff
28/01/2024Great hostel, very good facilities and staff, large super comfy lounge. Excellent value. Superb location for the hills. We'll be back.
28/01/2024Great staff, always very helpful to myself and other guests. Excellent location for what I was looking for and the facilities were great!
26/01/2024The staff are fab! Always mega helpful
22/01/2024The drying room is glorious. A great stay, thank you!
17/01/2024Staff were lovely, very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean, as were all the facilities
15/01/2024Thank you to the kind staff member who jump started my car when I was stuck on leaving day, really appreciated it! Thanks for a great stay too.
08/01/2024Fantastic stay over Christmas, can't thank the team enough. Sorry you had to work Christmas Day Douglas! We'll be back soon :)
08/01/2024AMAZING showersGood drying roomExcellent social spacesFunctional kitchenHelpful staff
07/01/2024Lovely place! Absolutely loved my stay here
03/01/2024We had an amazing time for Hogmanay at the hostel, great atmosphere.
30/12/2023This is a great hostel for beginners. Two daughters and 4 grandchildren enjoyed every minute of their stay. They'll be back!
28/12/2023I decided to break from the Xmas norm (I take my girls (11 and 6) to Coylumbridge) and introduce them hostelling.My girls were immediately made welcome, The room was perfect, 2 bunks for the 3 of us so plenty of space. We left the next morning and were turned back by storm Gertrude (A9 closed) so we had a 2nd night. Great friendly, healthy atmosphere, perfect place for a family to be "marooned". Highly recommended
28/12/2023We had a wonderful Christmas in the Youth Hostel.The atmosphere was very nice, the staff were super friendly.The facilities and the bedrooms were clean.We will come again
20/12/2023Had a lovely stay here. The location is great and the staff all seemed friendly.
14/12/2023A good hostel in a good location, with great common spaces and nice staff.
11/12/2023Aviemore hostel delivers once again - friendly team, great location, excellent showers - what's not to like!
08/12/2023Pretty much the perfect venue & location for outdoor activities in the Cairngorms. The staff have perfected the art of having a light touch when it comes to managing the hostel. Definitely stay there again.
06/12/2023Lovely receptionist who gave me great advice. Facilities were clean and kitchen was super accessible to make food for dinner and breakfast.
05/12/2023The hostel in Aviemore is a great place to stay - welcoming, plenty of space for everyone to spread out, and great cooking space. Very easy to contact and helpful regarding our late check in!
05/12/2023We had a very nice stay at your hostel.
04/12/2023Always good, great staff, clean, tidy, warm, a great facility located in a fantastic place which importantly is accessible by public transport. Great value for money... keep up the good work.... Tredders
01/12/2023The hostel is well situated for amenities like shops and restuarants and also for transport - train station and A9 both close. It's also well sited for access to the mountains and other leisure facilities. It's a modern well-planned building and the staff are friendly and helpful. I've been several times before and will be coming again.
27/11/2023Great value, a cosy and friendly place to stay for a winter weekend.
26/11/2023Stayed at Aviemore hostel several times in November during a walking/bothying trip.Five stars on every count but the staff are the making of the hostel experience and I can,t praise them enough.
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 outdoor enthusiasts.