Ballater Hostel

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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!


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
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • 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
  • Accreditations and Awards