Cairngorm Lodge

About About this youth hostel ....

Set in the heart of Cairngorms National Park with views over the Northern Corries, this award winning youth hostel is only seven miles from Aviemore and a short walk from the banks of Loch Morlich, with the highest sandy beach in the UK.

This four star VisitScotland accredited hostel offers a wide range of comfortable private rooms and shared dorms all with separate washrooms. Other facilities include: a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, two comfortable lounges, pool table, laundry, drying room and a secure bike store. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

Due to the hostel’s remote location, WiFi is free for all guests but access is limited due to the hostel location.

Cairngorm Lodge is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on +44 (0) 1479 861 238 to check availability. There is a small charge of £7.50 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

‘Wee’ and Full Breakfast available along with Evening Meals (please remember to pre-book your breakfast).  

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Award Winning Youth Hostel in Cairngorms National Park
  • Seven miles from Aviemore with a regular bus service
  • Walking distance from Loch Morlich
  • Friendly team with expert local knowledge
  • Dog Friendly
  • Great for families and outdoor enthusiasts
  • Licensed café bar, serving coffee, local beers and wine

For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here 

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QY Get Directions

Facilities & Services


March to October (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

07:00-10:00 and 17:00-22:30 (23:00 at weekends)

Check in

17:00 - 22.30

Check out

07.00 - 10:00

Access Hours

Late arrival is by pre-arrangement only


Pet Dogs Welcome

Private Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Cairngorm Lodge 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.

Cairngorm Lodge is the perfect location for families, groups and individuals looking to take advantage of this natural playground.

WoofHostelling in the Cairngorms

Enjoy a bird's eye trip!


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