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Habitat Hostel

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this bunkhouse. It's the best I've stayed in whilst in Scotland. Great set up, well looked after and a nice place to come back to after a day on the mountain. We'll definitely be coming back.

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Habitat-Hostel-Admin, Owner at Habitat Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stayed here in order to see the Cairngorms, and see a part of Scotland we haven't explored before. The Hostel came recommended by friends, it turned out to be a great recommendation. Very clean, tidy, and well kept. The showers were powerful and hot, the beds were warm and comfortable. This seems a higher standard than most hostels, with...

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Mold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

You're always a bit sceptical about claims like '5 star hostel' etc. I was hugely impressed with Habitat and think there are good reasons why its so highly rated. here are mine 1. Clean, really you'd think that was an unremarkable attribute but many budget places seem to think that ' cleanish' is enough. it isnt 2. Comfy beds. The...

Thank mike w w
Dunblane, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great hostel with friendly and helpful staff. 10 of us stayed the weekend and I made the curry. Kitchen was first class and we dined in style with lovely stone wall and relaxed environment. 2 nd year we've been here and "we'll be back!

Thank George t
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is an excellent bunkhouse expertly run which is clean and modern. The bedrooms although not spacious are comfortable with en-suite wet-room and a toilet. There is a large kitchen, dining area and lounge.It has off road parking. It has a central location in Ballater to give the visitor easy access to eateries, pubs and other local amenities. The area...

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely hostel with new owners. Very friendly and helpful - they even gave my friend a pair of their own shoes to go out in because all he had were motorcycle boots with him! How cool is that! Comfy, clean and quiet. Will definitely be returning.

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed in twin rooms not the hostel bit, which was of hotel standard. Good cooking facilities and a handy supermarket to get provisions. Selection of games and magazines in the sitting area. We were there for the first week of the new management and they were great. My wife had forgotten her walking boots and they lent her a...

Thank DB2357
Mundesley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent facilities, friendly staff, very clean. Nice and quiet. Comfortable. Great value! Nice lounge dining area. Washing/drying facilities for my sweaty cycling clothes, perfect! Wifi signal wasn't very strong but enough to get by. Good choice of books/magazines to flick through on the bookshelf and some people had been very generous and left us some red wine!

Thank feralcountrygirl
Habitat-Hostel-Admin, Owner at Habitat Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope the rest of your cycle to John o Groats went well. We were aware the Wifi was playing up - this has now been fixed so should be better for your next visit. Daniel

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We would usually plan a weekend of cycling by deciding where we wanted to go, then picking a hostel near by. But this time, we were idly flicking through the Independent Hostel guide when we saw this place, and thought it looked cool... checked the online availability... 2 beds left... we numbered 2... so booked it on the spot, and...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed in one of the Private rooms for 2 night and really couldn't be any better. Private room is very spacious with immaculate bathroom and shower room. Couple who run the place are really nice and happy to help in any way that they can. Living/kitchen area is huge and would suit very large groups and the kitchen is more...

1Thank Kennyw_112

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Habitat at Ballater is a luxury hostel one of only a handful of 5 star hostels in Scotland. We offer stylish modern self catering accommodation near the centre of Ballater. We offer a choice of private family rooms or shared bunk rooms. All rooms are en suite. There is a large kitchen and sitting room. There is also a drying and laundry room and secure bike storage. Beds from £22 per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Habitat Hostel

Address: Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range: €38 - €87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Habitat Hostel 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Family rooms are worth requesting if available.”
asherah213, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all rooms on same side but differ in size, family rooms have on suite rest have shared bathroom”
stellab63, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Not a bad room in the place.”
ctr0ut, 23 May 2014 | Read review
“Imagine all the rooms to be good!”
suduperth, 31 Mar 2012 | Read review
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