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!
Long distance hiking
Hillwalking / mountaineering
History & heritage
Food & drink
Near a river
Near a loch
Near a mountain
Rural / Remote location
Places to eat nearby
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.
Tel 01339 753752
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).