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Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3LD Scotland
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#3 of 4 Speciality lodging in Grantown-on-Spey
Family & group bunkhouse accommodation in the Cairngorms National Park at the heart of the central HighlandsGood value accommodation for groups of up to 24 people on a quiet road in Grantown-on-Spey, the historic capital of Badenoch and Strathspey, just 15 minutes from Aviemore, and well situated for all that Britain’s largest national park has to offer.Accommodation is in private rooms of four beds (2 standard bunks), two rooms of six beds (1 with standard bunks & a double bunk, & 1 with triple alpine platform) or eight beds (triple alpine platform & a standard bunk), all with private or en-suite bathroom facilities. Well equipped kitchens with dining areas offer everything required for self-catering for groups small, medium or large. There is also an enclosed garden, play area and BBQ, and back inside a drying room with dehumidifier.Much more than just accommodation! Bedding is included in our rates – but bring your own towels & toiletries – as is free WIFI, and we also offer winter walking / climbing equipment hire, as well as access to the wide range of activities offered by Ardenbeg’s owners, the award-winning Craggan Outdoors. Ardenbeg is also the base for the range of walking and climbing courses operated by Pete Hill MIC.
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Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3LD Scotland
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MossmanJoe wrote a review Aug 2019
Inverurie, United Kingdom144 contributions42 helpful votes
Clean, friendly reception when checking in, spacious, off street parking. Hot shower (private per dorm). 6 bed dorm. The building was nicely heated. Outdoor area with grass and 4 picnic style tables to sit at. Small amount of small kids play equip. Inside was dvds, tea coffee, magazines. Great kitchen with oven, 6 gas cookers, microwave and lots of clean dishes. Saucepans looked great to me. The beds were firm thin foam but comfy. We recommend this place.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Razumovksaya wrote a review Sep 2017
Baltasound, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
I stopped over for one night en route north, and for this purpose the hostel was quite adequate. The facilities were good and the hostel is set in a huge, delightful garden with big trees and plenty of space either to play or sit out and enjoy good weather. This is an ideal place for groups and young people rather than older, single travellers. Warning to self-caterers - while the kitchen is in general very good, it had quite the worst frying pans I have encountered in 50 years of hostelling!
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Room Tip: Some of the accommodation is in the basement which can be gloomy, even on a sunny day.
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ian m wrote a review Nov 2016
Preston, United Kingdom52 contributions40 helpful votes
Our first time in this property, having done this annual trip for twenty years over in the Fort William area, our requirements are not to spend a lot on accommodation generally and this appeared to fit the requirements, a drying room is a must and a catering kitchen, and be warm, well it did this. on the down side there was an issue with the central heating boiler, it appeared to have a fuel leak which tainted the drying room, that said Keith the manager who is always pleasant and affable assured us that this issue would be dealt with so hopefully is a "one off" . the other comments I have would make the place better for groups, greater parking capacity and a lockable bike shed. great situation, central for town and the great outdoors.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Response from CragganOutdoors, Owner at Ardenbeg Bunkhouse
Responded 14 Nov 2016
Hi Ian....thanks for booking with us for the first time, & pleased that you've shared with others on how Ardenbeg is so well suited to active outdoors-y groups like yours. Re you other comments, as advised to you directly in my follow up email, the odour from the boiler proved to be due to a tiny leak inside it's workings (but invisible from the outside) which was found by the engineer during the annual service last week, & accordingly has been resolved & so the odour is no more. Re parking, as you experienced, but for the benefit of others reading this that may think that we have no / a small car park, there is private off-road parking for 10 or so vehicles, which for a property of 23 beds rarely proves to be insufficient. And as we're in a quiet rural town, there's also no shortage of parking on the street immediately outside. And whilst we don't have a bike 'shed' as such, there is ample space for under-cover storage of bikes at the rear of the property, well out of sight from passers-by, with again one of the benefits of being in a quiet rural town being that we've never had a guest report any issue in regards to tampering with or theft from / of their bike, nor from any bike or boat or other equipment left on roof-racks in the car park. Thanks again for booking & staying with us, & hope that as you suggested in your follow up email, we'll be seeing you all back again next year.
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fjlaing wrote a review Oct 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
this is a brilliant place for groups to stay. We had both levels booked for a stag doo, we weren't sure on numbers at time of booking, but Keith was excellent in accommodating us and our everchanging group size! Everyone was very impressed with the bunkhouse itself, it has everything you could need, and is in an amazing location! The brochure for the private bus service was also very handy and I'd recommend them.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Hogi77 wrote a review Aug 2016
Lanchester, United Kingdom50 contributions12 helpful votes
Easy to find, competitively priced bunkhouse/hostel accommodation, clean and tidy throughout with all the facilities you need. Useful having a drying room too. Keith is a really friendly bloke and showed us around then left us alone to settle in. A very relaxed set up and perfect for our needs.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ardenbeg Bunkhouse
Which popular attractions are close to Ardenbeg Bunkhouse?
Nearby attractions include Anagach Woods (0.3 km), The Bookmark Bookshop (0.2 km), and The High St. Merchants (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ardenbeg Bunkhouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and a golf course.
What food & drink options are available at Ardenbeg Bunkhouse?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ardenbeg Bunkhouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ardenbeg Bunkhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include High St. Merchants, The Wee Puffin, and The Craig Bar.
Is Ardenbeg Bunkhouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Grantown-on-Spey.
Are there any historical sites close to Ardenbeg Bunkhouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Packhorse Bridge (13.6 km).