Aviemore Youth Hostel
Surrounded by lush woodland, Aviemore Youth Hostel sits on the edge of the vast Cairngorms National Park, but is just a short walk from Aviemore’s town centre. You can use it as a base for all sorts of year-round activities.
Hillwalking, climbing, snowsports, mountain biking, pony trekking, watersports and fishing are all available. 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, as is Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Highland Wildlife Park, Loch Garten RSPB and Strathspey Steam Railway.
Aviemore Youth Hostel is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, activity groups and families looking for good value accommodation. Facilities include multi-share and private rooms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a spacious dining area, a large drying room and ample parking. There's also a large open lounge with stunning views of the majestic Cairngorm Mountains. WiFi access is free.
The hostel currently hosts a Scottish Natural Heritage visitor centre, including the Peregrine nestcam and helpful information about Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. Visitors are welcome to pop in at any time!
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Cots available
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Reception (limited hours)
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
SYHA is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).
Aviemore Youth Hostel reception is open 07.00-22.30, with check-in from 15.00 and checkout by 10.00. Access is available until 02.00 on Friday/Saturday nights.
Late arrival and access outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only.
From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.
SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.
Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.
When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost
No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.
SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
By bus: bus station 400 m south of youth hostel
By train: train station 400m south of youth hostel
By car or on foot: from the south, youth hostel 100m on the left, past BP garage. From the north, through village, 100m past Tourist Information.
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