Hostels and Bunkhouses in the Cairngor

Hostels/Bunkhouses in the Cairngorms

Whether you want to bunk down in a remote, rural hostel, or be in town next to facilities, the Cairngorms caters for all, offering great value for money, a friendly highland welcome and stunning locations…

The are a variety of hostels in the National Park, many of which are centrally located in a village and others which are off the beaten track. There are also hostels right next to outdoor centres, too. Many Hostels are available for private and exclusive use. Hostel owners work together so may be able to help you plan your perfect trip through the Park.

Ballater Hostel
Ballater Hostel
If your idea of a hostel is a cold, dark room full of tiny bunkbeds, then your image is very out of date!

Modern hostels are slick, expertly run operations and Cairngorms hostels, in particular, pride themselves on excellent customer experience, in-depth staff knowledge and a warm welcome.

Why not come and see for yourself?

Scroll down for full listings of local operators.


Why stay in a hostel or bunkhouse?

One of the main reasons people stay in hostels or bunkhouses is because they offer such excellent value for money. As well as this, they also often offer a great way to meet like minds while you’re travelling and find out about the local area and they are often located in stunning locations.

Are there any accreditation schemes that can help me compare accommodation?

Yes. Accredited  businesses will have VisitScotland, AA and other industry award logos appear alongside their listing.

Are hostels and bunkhouses dog friendly?

Some are, some aren’t. Check with the accommodation before you pack your pooch!

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