Braemar Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Braemar Youth Hostel is an impressive former shooting lodge standing within extensive grounds in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The youth hostel offers a range of shared accommodation, private and family rooms.

A popular choice for families, groups and outdoor enthusiasts, the hostel has a mix of traditional fixtures and modern furnishings with many homely touches such as big comfy sofas, a large and well equipped self-catering kitchen and spacious dining room.

The Braemar snowgate webcam which points at the snow gates next to the youth hostel, heading towards Glenshee, is always worth checking in the winter months just to make sure you can get to the ski resort or the hostel.

With dog friendly accommodation available at Braemar Youth Hostel, your four-legged friend will be able to join in on all the fun! A small fee of £5 per dog per night will be charged and must be booked in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated. For further information please refer to our Dog Guidelines

Hostellers LOVE...

  • Great location with friendly staff
  • Secure lockers
  • Private rooms available

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Braemar Youth Hostel

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Corrie Feragie, 21 Glenshee Road, Braemar AB35 5YQ Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

Open all year

Reception Hours

Sunday to Thursday 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 21:00, Friday to saturday 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 -22:00

Check in

17:00 - 22:00

Check out

10:00

Access Hours

Late arrival and access outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only

Amenities

Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Self Catering Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Shopping Nearby

Pet Dogs Welcome

Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen

Guest Reviews

Braemar snowgate webcam which points at the snow gates next to the youth hostel, heading towards Glenshee, is always worth checking in the winter months just to make sure you can get to the ski resort or the hostel.

With dog friendly accommodation available at Braemar Youth Hostel, your four-legged friend will be able to join in on all the fun! A small fee of £5 per dog per night will be charged and must be booked in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated. For further information please refer to our Dog Guidelines

Hostellers LOVE...

  • Great location with friendly staff
  • Secure lockers
  • Private rooms available
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Reasons to visit

Surrounded by the Grampian Mountains, Braemar is the ideal base for exploring Royal Deeside and the mighty Cairngorms. 
Balmoral Castle, the Queen's Scottish home, is nearby (open between April-July) and there are a host of distilleries for whisky enthusiasts to explore.

The village sits on 'The Snow Road', a 90-mile journey which takes you from the picturesque market town of Blairgowrie to the traditional Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey. The route traverses the highest public road in Britain through some of the most impressive landscapes in the eastern Cairngorms, linking the communities of Braemar, Ballater and Tomintoul.

With no less than 24 Munros within easy reach it's no wonder the area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts. It's also a perfect base for winter sports, as Glenshee is just eight miles to the south and the Lecht is to the north.

This ancient village is also home to the world famous annual Braemar Gathering and Highland Games. Held on the first Saturday in September, the event is regularly attended by the Royal Family and features the best pipe bands, pipers, Highland dancers and athletes.