Ballater Hostel

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Ballater Hostel (formerly Habitat @Ballater) is a 25 bed (sleeps 28) five star self-catering hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, near Balmoral, on the east side of the Cairngorms National Park.

The Hostel is owned and run by Dominique & Daniel, who took over the hostel in August 2016. The hostel has both traditional dorm rooms and private rooms, along with a large open plan kitchen / dining / communal area with wood burning stove. A drying room and cycle storage is also available.

Either book the whole hostel, a room or just a bed, with no minimum stay.

Excellent facilities, comfortable beds and a warm and friendly welcome awaits you – the kettle is always on!


All our rooms

7 bedrooms available, all of which are en-suite (toilet and shower) and all bedding is provided.
Every bed has a private reading light and all beds upstairs have a personal power point to power all the necessities. There are also travel cots available to use free of charge - just double check it is available to avoid disappointment.

1 x 2 bed – budget private room – 1 bunk bed – downstairs – TV in room
3 x 3 bed – superior private room – 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed – upstairs – TV in room
1 x 4 bed - 4 bed private room - 4 single beds - upstairs - TV in room
1 x 6 bed – shared mixed dorm – 2 bunk beds, 2 single beds – upstairs
1 x 8 bed – shared mixed dorm – 4 bunk beds – upstairs

The 6 bed and 8 bed can be booked for sole (private) use.

  • Type Family
  • Official Star Rating
  • Facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Free WiFi
    • Freeview TV
    • Child Friendly
    • Tea/Coffee Facilities
    • Radio
    • Public Transport
    • Kitchen Utensils
    • Cooking Equipment
    • Private Bathroom
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Drying Facilities
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Rooms
  • Visit Scotland Welcome Scheme

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