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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in a family room for 6. Third visit and again really enjoyed. Place is very clean. Rooms basic but comfy. Went with another family who enjoyed too. Chef excellent. Can highly recommend eating in but also an excellent kitchen for cooking in yourself. Very reasonable and huge portions which are well received after a days cycling,...

Thank Gillian4829
SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Gillian4829 Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us.Its great to see you had a good time and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The staff here are wonderful, always so friendly and accommodating. It is the perfect place to use as a base to explore the beautiful local area. The food served here is tasty and filling, just what you need after a hard day on the hills.

Thank krisbarnfather
SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi krisbarnfather, Thanks for your lovely review and its great to see you enjoyed your visit and the food at Cairngorm lodge,I will pass on your kind words to Caroline and the hardworking team there. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this hostel, beautiful setting, great common areas, embedded with culture, and next to trails and the beautiful Loch Morlich. Great for solo and families. It's sooo relaxing and peaceful - the best way to spend holiday

Thank anirams12
SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi anirams12 Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,Its great to see you had a good time. We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Having stayed at the horrid YHA in Inverness I was worried about this place. I am delighted to report it was a much more pleasant experience. Nice big rooms (for family) with bunk beds and clean sheets. Separate shower area which was spotless. Best bit was the food with both evening meals and breakfast excellent quality and value. Nice big...

Thank MrAJPage
SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi MrAJPage, Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,Im pleased to se you had a pleasant experience and enjoyed the food on offer. We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Staff is very helpful. The rooms are clean. Well equipped and clean kitchen. The bus stop is in frond off the Hostel. The rooms are available from 17.00 but you can use all other facilities earlier. Only the water pressure from the shower is very low.

Thank anoukpieters
SYHAHostelling, Manager at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi anoukpieters, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,Its great to see the staff were helpful and will pass on your kind words,We will have the water pressure checked. Regards

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I have stayed here a few times now. On each occasion i have found this hostel to be 1st class. The facilities are very good. Self catering kitchen as everything you would need. The showers are great. Just what you need after a long day walking. The food in the restaurant is very good. The breakfast was amazing. A special...

Thank thehillwalker_co_uk
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Cairngorm lodge is situated a few minutes walk from Loch Morlich. We didn't use the car once we had arrived - there is a great selection of walks to do from the hostel. Our room was clean and comfortable. The drying room was great for drying kit. We had chosen this hostel largely because it accepts dogs. Our dog was...

1Thank Gillian R
Forfar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The walking club spent this weekend. The facilities were good with a working drying room (although it can get quite hot) and decent showers. The food is cheap but of good quality, with a huge cooked breakfast costing £6.5. The staff are friendly. The only downside is the wifi. It costs £1 an hour to use. But that is the...

1Thank Penny L
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Rooms clean & modern except for the lack of electrical sockets in some. Multi point phone & tablet charger in reception a great idea. Would have been nice not to have to pay for wi-fi - increase cost slightly and give unlimited use! Staff Excellent and restaurant facilities very good and accommodating. Would certainly stay here again.

3Thank Sue F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Wow after a full day on the mountain this was recommended to us as a great place to eat and I was not disappointed. There were 2 chefs cooking up a variety of food and the portions were filling to say the least. I had a 3 course meal for 12 quid and it was fantastic.

1Thank straight_john_bull00

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is an old Scottish shooting lodge offering stunning views of the Northern Corries... Situated in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, seven miles from Aviemore and just two miles from the Cairngorm mountain funicular and snowsports area, this youth hostel provides an ideal base for year-round activities, including hillwalking, climbing, snowsports, mountain biking, pony trekking, watersports and fishing. This 72-bed youth hostel provides great facilities including a good range of multi-share and private rooms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, cycle store, drying room, internet and Wi-Fi access. Cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and full evening meals are also available. Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, families and groups looking for budget accommodation. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

Address: Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore
Price Range: €42 - €159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel 3*
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Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel Aviemore, Scotland
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“book in advance during peak times for better value.”
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