Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

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 you can 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.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Please note – we are continuing to modernise our hostels and work will be carried out on the externals of Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel 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.

Please contact the hostel team by email with any questions.

Terms and conditions can be found at

Opening Times

Reception open 07.00 - 10.00 / 17.00 - 21.30. Limited access from 10.00 - 14.00.

Awards & Accreditations

Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver LogoVS 3 Star HostelVS Taste Our Best

Features & Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Children Welcome
  • Level Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms
  • Car Park

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