Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Please note – We are continuing to modernise our hostels and work will be carried out on the externals of Cairngorm Lodge from June to October. Our on-site team are working hard to minimise any disruption, but please be aware that you may experience some noise between 8am and 6pm daily. 

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is a former shooting lodge in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, seven miles from Aviemore with stunning views towards the Northern Corries.

The hostel offers a range of comfortable private rooms and spacious shared accommodation with separate washrooms. Guests can opt for a continental breakfast, lunch or evening meal served in the dining room or take advantage of the large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen.

The hostel is licensed so why not relax and enjoy a locally brewed beer or a glass of wine in the cosy lounge while taking in the view across the Cairngorms. Other facilities include a pool table, laundry, drying room and 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 but access is limited.

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 also nearby and, for something different, visit the Reindeer Centre, where you can feed and learn about these friendly free-roaming animals.

The hostel sits across the road from the banks of Loch Morlich, which boasts the highest sandy beach
in the UK.

Dogs are welcome at Cairngorm Lodge, for a small fee, when booking a private room. Please notify us in
advance to ensure that a dog-friendly room is available. 

Please note: Dogs are allowed in the common room/lounge

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Fantastic location in the Cairngorm National Park
  • Friendly, welcoming staff
  • Great food
  • Secure lockers and Luggage Store
  • Private rooms available

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Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

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Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QY Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

Open all year

Reception Hours

07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00- 22:30/23:00 on weekends

Check in

17:00pm

Check out

10:00am

Access Hours

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

Amenities

Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Lounge Area

Cafe

Self Catering Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Shopping Nearby

Pool Table

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Access with limited mobility

Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Pet Dogs Welcome

Catering Available (Full Meal Service)

Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen

Guest Reviews

Please note – We are continuing to modernise our hostels and work will be carried out on the externals of Cairngorm Lodge from June to October. Our on-site team are working hard to minimise any disruption, but please be aware that you may experience some noise between 8am and 6pm daily. 

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is a former shooting lodge in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, seven miles from Aviemore with stunning views towards the Northern Corries.

The hostel offers a range of comfortable private rooms and spacious shared accommodation with separate washrooms. Guests can opt for a continental breakfast, lunch or evening meal served in the dining room or take advantage of the large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen.

The hostel is licensed so why not relax and enjoy a locally brewed beer or a glass of wine in the cosy lounge while taking in the view across the Cairngorms. Other facilities include a pool table, laundry, drying room and 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 but access is limited.

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 also nearby and, for something different, visit the Reindeer Centre, where you can feed and learn about these friendly free-roaming animals.

The hostel sits across the road from the banks of Loch Morlich, which boasts the highest sandy beach
in the UK.

Dogs are welcome at Cairngorm Lodge, for a small fee, when booking a private room. Please notify us in
advance to ensure that a dog-friendly room is available. 

Please note: Dogs are allowed in the common room/lounge

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Fantastic location in the Cairngorm National Park
  • Friendly, welcoming staff
  • Great food
  • Secure lockers and Luggage Store
  • Private rooms available
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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.