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.
Glen Prosen, Near Kirriemuir, DD8 4SA
Braemar Lodge Bunkhouse
6 Glenshee Road, Royal Deeside, AB35 5YQ
Braemar Youth Hostel
Corrie Feragie, 21 Glenshee Road, Royal Deeside, AB35 5YQ
Laggan Bridge, PH20 1BT
Bunkhouse at The Roundhouse
Uvie Farm, PH20 1BS
Ballater Hostel, Bridge Square, Ballater, AB35 5QJ
Craigellachie House, Main Street, PH20 1DA
Cairngorms Adventure Centre
Golf Course Road, PH20 1AT
Strathspey Mountain Hostel
Main Street, PH20 1DR
Mar Lodge Bunkhouse
Mar Lodge, AB35 5YJ
Wild Thinking Ltd
Fernville, Spey Street, PH21 1JQ
Glen Feshie Hostel
Balachroick House, Glen Feshie, ph211nh
Cairngorms Christian Centre
The Brae, Kincraig, PH21 1QD
Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel
Glenmore, PH22 1QY
Dalfaber Road, PH22 1PU
Aviemore Youth Hostel
25 Grampian Road, PH22 1PR
Lynwilg, PH22 1RY
Deshar Road, PH24 3BN
The Smugglers Hostel
Main Street, Ballindalloch, AB37 9EX
The Lazy Duck Lookout Bunkhouse
The Lazy Duck, Nethybridge, PH25 3ED
Abernethy Christian Outdoor Centre
Abernethy, PH25 3ED
Cairngorms Activities Glenbeg Bunkhouse & Bothy
Glenbeg Bunkhouse and Bothy, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, PH26 3NT
If your idea of a hostel is a cold, dark room full of tiny bunkbeds, then your image is very out of date!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!