After a two day trek from Braemar I came to stay for a night at the Smugglers. The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable (I was given an excellent walking route to continue my journey to Glenmore). They definitely went the extra mile to help me out and the hostel itself is clean and tidy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the picturesque village of Tomintoul, The Smugglers Hostel, the highest in the Scottish Highlands, is surrounded by stunning scenery. We offer friendly, comfortable and affordable accommodation for 20 'Smugglers' in our four cosy dorms, including one en-suite room that sleeps 4. The hostel has fantastic facilities: - Tea & Coffee on arrival - Bed linen (included in price) - Towel hire on arrival for £1 - A fully equipped kitchen with fridge, oven, hob and microwave - Bike shed with tools and spares - Outside hose to wash down those muddy bikes and boots - Drying room - Laundry room with washing machine, dryer and powder - Free Wi-Fi - 24/7 secure access - Lockers - Electric/Mountain Bike Hire. As the northern gateway to the Cairngorm National Park, Tomintoul is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Climb our very own Munro, Ben Avon, get on your bike (or ours!) and enjoy the renowned cycling roads and mountain bike trails, follow in the footsteps of the first whisky smugglers and sample a local dram, try your hand at fly-fishing or explore the glens by horseback - the outdoor opportunities are endless. As an independent hostel, The Smugglers is run by local Community Development Trust, so by staying with us, you're investing in the local community and making a difference to a rural economy! ... more less
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