Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Sitting in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, next to Loch Morlich, seven miles from Aviemore and close to the Cairngorm mountain funicular and snow sports area, Cairngorm Lodge is one of the best places to stay for year-round outdoor fun.

The former shooting lodge offers a range of shared and private accommodation and has great facilities for individuals, families and groups looking to spend some time in the great outdoors.

The hostel has a comfortable lounge area with magnificent views over the Cairngorms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen and spacious dining area as well as a secure cycle store and drying room. WiFi is available but very limited due to the surrounding mountains. Cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and full evening meals are available every evening 

Glenmore is a fabulous area for activities including walking, climbing, mountain biking, snow and water sports, but it's also somewhere to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Scotland, with easy walking and cycling paths through the Caledonian Pine Forest on our doorstep. For something different, why not visit the Reindeer Centre where you can learn about and feed these friendly free roaming animals.

With dog friendly accommodation available, 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.

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Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

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Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QY Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

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

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Access Hours

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


Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Lounge Area


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

Dog Guidelines.


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, take a trip on the Cairngorm Funicular Railway 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.