Ballater Hostel

Ballater Hostel
Cairngorms National Park


Ballater Hostel is a 29 bed (sleeps 32) five-star large self-catering hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, just east of Braemar, in North East Scotland. Surrounded by mountains in the Cairngorms National Park the Hostel is owned and run by Dominique & Daniel, who took over the hostel in August 2016.

Either book the whole hostel, a room or just a bed, with no minimum stay. Our accommodation provides both traditional style dorm rooms as well as private rooms, all of which are en-suite.

There is a large open plan kitchen / dining / living area, with wood burning stove. A drying room with laundry facilities in addition to bike storage is available. We also have a hosepipe so after a long bike ride you can clean your bike up!

A warm and friendly welcome always awaits you – the kettle is always on!

The perfect place to stay for:

Long distance hiking
Hillwalking / mountaineering
History & heritage
Food & drink

What's nearby:

Near a river
Near a loch
Near a mountain
Nearby shops
Rural / Remote location
Places to eat nearby

From £18.70 per person per night
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5 star VisitScotland Hostel Rating
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Cyclists Welcome Scheme
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Walkers Welcome Scheme
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Key Info

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Your Hosts

Run by Dominique & Daniel, supervised by our wee 3-year-old girl, Ariana. We took over the hostel 5 years ago and love living in rural Ballater, surrounded by mountains and enjoying village life. We are enthusiastic hostellers ourselves, and like to think we know what a hosteller is looking for when they stay (good shower, mug of tea, drying room, somewhere to relax, cosy bed). Avid walkers, retired cavers, drink lots of tea.

Ballater Hostel Bridge Square Ballater AB35 5QJ

Tel 01339 753752

Number of beds Beds 29
Maximum number of people Sleeps 32
Nearest public transport

By air: Nearest airport is Aberdeen.

By train: Nearest train station is Aberdeen.

By bus: Nearest bus stop is Ballater. Take 201/202/203 bus from Aberdeen bus/train station to Ballater (bus every 60mins, journey takes 2-2.5hrs).


All Year Round
Check-in Time
from 17:00
Check-out Time
Accessible by public transport
Bike store
Communal lounge
Self-catering kitchen
Family friendly
Luggage store
Laundry facilities
Drying room
Dorm Rooms
Private Rooms
En-suite Rooms
Exclusive Use Bookings
School Groups
Towel Hire