Tomintoul

About About this hostel

Small and friendly Smugglers Hostel is a converted school building in the picturesque village of Tomintoul, the northern gateway to Cairngorms National Park. This warm and welcoming hostel has great facilities for independent travellers, families or small groups. There are 20 beds, a good range of facilities including private rooms (one ensuite), a self-catering kitchen and a lounge with adjoining dining area.

The hostel is a great base for activities including walking, cycling and snowsports, with the Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails, Speyside Way and the Lecht all on the doorstep. 

Tomintoul is a wonderfully lush and fertile area, most famous for the three ’W’s: whisky, walking and wildlife. The Speyside Way enables walkers to visit many local distilleries, including Tamdhu, Knockando, Aberlour, Glenfiddich and Balvenie. 

For further information, please contact the hostel directly, or book via the Hostelling International website

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Tomintoul

Main Street, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9EX Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

May to September

Reception Hours

16.00-19.00

Check in

Please contact us to arrange

Amenities

Private Rooms Available

En Suite Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Catering Available

Self Catering Kitchen

Shopping Nearby

Drying Room

Laundry Room

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Luggage Store

Free Wifi

Access with limited mobility

Hostelling International website

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Reasons to visit

Located in the highest village in Scotland, at the northern gateway to the Cairngorm National Park, the hostel is an excellent base for action and adventure.

In the winter it's perfectly located for the Lecht Ski Centre and in summer the Speyside Way and Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails are popular with walkers and adventure seekers. The Cairngorms are within easy reach and, for those looking for something a little more relaxing, many wonderful low and high level walks also exist on the nearby Glenlivet estate. Activities such as cycling, horse riding, skiing and fly-fishing are all popular here whilst, further away, breeding ospreys can be viewed at Loch Garten.

With world class Speyside Distilleries on the doorstep you'll never be short of opportunities to sample Scotland's national drink.

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