Braemar Youth Hostel
Impressive former shooting lodge in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park; an ideal base for exploring Royal Deeside and the mighty Cairngorms.
As well as providing standard dormitory accommodation, we also have private rooms which are suitable for couples, families and groups of friends. Please contact the hostel directly for further details.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Common Room
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 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.
Please note check in is from 5.00pm to 9:30pm Sunday to Thursday and 5.00pm to 10.00pm Friday and Saturday and check out is by 10.00am.
The hostel building is normally closed from 11:00am to 4:30pm except Saturday when it is open all day
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Stagecoach bus No. 201 regular services between Aberdeen and Braemar.
Nearest mainline station is at Aberdeen.
Hostel is situated at the southern end of the village on the A93.
Hostel is the last building on the left as you head out of the village on the A93 towards Perth. It is just a 5 minute walk from the village centre.
Hungry Highlander - Takeaway - 1/4 mile
Fife Arms Hotel - Bar suppers - 1/4 mile
The Old Bakery - 1/4 mile
Gordon's Tearoom - 1/4 mile
Taste - Coffee Shop and Restaurant - 1/2 mile
Moorfield house Hotel - Bar suppers - 1 mile
Inver Hotel - Bar suppers - 6 miles
Braemar Castle - 1 mile - Open summer only in 2008. Unique star shaped curtain wall. Guided tours.
Balmoral Castle- 8 miles - The Royal Family summer residence open April to July incl. Exhibitions, gardens, wildlife safaris and ponytrekking.
Highland Heritage Centre - Free exhibition detailing local history and culture.
Royal Lochnagar Distillery - 9 miles - Distillery tours, tastings and restaurant.
Beautiful scenic spots in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
Linn of Dee and Linn of Quoich.
Loch Muick. Attractive Highland glen beloved by Queen Victoria.
Braemar Gathering (Annual Highland Games attended by Royal Family): first Saturday in September.
Pipe band display: every summer Sunday from 3pm, in the village centre.
Balmoral Road Races: an international field of runners compete annually in April in the grounds of
Wildlife - Stronghold for red squirrels, red deer, black grouse, capercaillie, Scottish crossbill and many birds of prey.
Braemar Mountain Rescue Centre - Tours available for groups by prior arrangement with Hostel Manager.
Fife Arms Hotel - Entertainment nightly including regular discos and
Highland dancing displays
Invercauld hotel - Entertainment nightly.