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
- Breakfast Not Included
- Common Room
- Cots available
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Non Smoking
- Pet Friendly
- Reception (limited hours)
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
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).
Braemar Youth Hostel reception is open 07.00-10.00 & 17.00-21.30 (Sun-Thu) and 07.00-10.00 & 17.00-22.00 (Fri-Sat). Check-in is from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. 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: Stagecoach bus No. 201 regular services between Aberdeen and Braemar
By train: nearest mainline station is at Aberdeen
By car: Braemar Youth Hostel is on the A93 at the southern end of the village and is set back from the road. It’s the first building on the right as you enter the village from the south or the last building on the left as you head out towards Glenshee ski area
On foot: the youth hostel is the last building on the left as you head out of the village on the A93 towards Perth. It's just a 5 minute walk from the village centre
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