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.
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00- 22:30/23:00 on weekends
Late arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only.
Private Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Self Catering Kitchen
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
Staff were really helpful and friendly.
Reception staff were extremely welcoming and helpful!
We had such a lovely time. The people who work there are absolutely brilliant, so ready to give info and help us when needed. We felt very much at home there. I really hope to be back before too long. Thank you!
Great location for outdoor activities!
Wonderful friendly ambiance, this hostel is brilliant.
Great hostel. Very friendly and helpful staff (and I was delighted that so many had spent some time in Canada!).
Very friendly staff. There's some great walking routes that start right near the hostel. I really enjoyed the stay here.
Great hostel in a unique location. Staff very helpful.
Had a lovely stay at Cairngorm YH for 2 nights with my boyfriend and our dog! Staff are really friendly, welcoming and helpful. The YH has all the facilities you need. I really relaxing place to stay.
Great little hostel with a wonderful mountain vibe. Specially liked the evening meals - tasty and very good value.
Outstanding location with very friendly staff. Lodge has good range of facilities.
Great hostel, friendly staff, good food.
Fantastic location close to Cairngorms, friendly, warm and comfortable, great food and helpful to climbers and walkers.
This place is ideal if you like trailing with fantastic views of the mountains only a few hours away from the hostel. The staff is happy to help if you have any question. The kitchen is fully equipped and beds are quite comfy. I would definitely consider that hostel if I was to come back to the Cairngorms again.
Lovely staff, great food
Can get crowded in kitchen at peak timed
A comfortable hostel, some rooms noisy if people stay in the dining area into the wee small hours. Facilities are generally very good.
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.