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Braemar Youth Hostel

Corrie Feragie 21 Glenshee Road, Braemar AB35 5YQ Scotland
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#4 of 4 Speciality lodging in Braemar
Braemar Youth Hostel is an impressive former shooting lodge standing within extensive grounds in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Braemar Youth Hostel offers a mix of traditional interiors and modern furnishings with many homely touches such as big comfy sofas, a large self-catering kitchen and dining room. The youth hostel also provides a good range of rooms including many private and family rooms. A popular choice with families, groups and outdoor enthusiasts 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.
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Ken S wrote a review Dec 2019
Melfort, Canada56 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed here after attending the Ballater Highland Games. The building is wonderful, the staff friendly, the kitchen big and bright and the rooms clean and comfortable. The location is perfect ,only a short walk into town , and has nature trails nearby.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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PodFred wrote a review May 2019
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Great hostel, clean & friendly. Spent 2 nights here & cannot fault it for £20 per night. Rooms sufficient for number of bunks. Large kitchen, dining area. Massive lounge with comfortable sofas. Free wifi. Showers briliant.. Wild life fantastic.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Braemar Youth Hostel
Responded 27 May 2019
Hi PodFred thanks so much for your kind worded review we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and delighted that you got to enjoy the fantastic wildlife that surrounds the venue. We look forward to welcoming you back perhaps to another of our remote locations where you can continue to explore our amazing countryside kind regards Guest Relations manager
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RawsonGal wrote a review Mar 2019
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions5 helpful votes
A wonderful hostel with great kitchen facilities and a nice lounge room to relax. The staff were very generous and helpful, and even opened up during their shut hours when I had left belongings behind. I used the laundry which was welcome after a long travel. Wifi in rooms a bonus, cos thats often not the case in rural Scottish hostels.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Braemar Youth Hostel
Responded 25 Mar 2019
Good Morning RawsonGal, Thank you for your lovely feedback on our Braemar hostel. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our hostel and I am pleased that you found our staff to be generous and helpful - we do pride ourselves on this. Your kind comments will be passed on. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. Kind Regards, Guest Relations Manager.
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Bob E wrote a review Oct 2018
North Wales187 contributions100 helpful votes
This is a fantastic youth hostel run by friendly, helpful staff. I stayed here for a week in early September to walk some Corbetts in the area surrounding the Cairngorms. This provided an ideal base with all the usual facilities (good kitchen, drying room, comfortable lounge, etc) and other friendly like minded visitors. This was my fourth stay at this hostel and I'm sure I'll be back again.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Braemar Youth Hostel
Responded 9 Oct 2018
Hi Bob E Thanks for the great review and see you again soon Regards Dan
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Monner01 wrote a review Aug 2018
Telford, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
This was booked for a Munro bagging session in the Cairngorms. This hostel is ideally situated from the southern Cairngorms with plenty of options available. Located within the village of Braemar, which is a stunning village, within a wooded area packed with wildlife, red squirrels and birds, this is an old lodge, well built with a series of private and dormitory rooms, male and female dorms, all of which are reasonably priced. I stayed in a private room, which has a sink and two sets of bunk beds. This room was tidy, well maintained and quiet, even though it was next to the shower area. The beds were comfy, and came with a quilt cover, pillows and towels. One issue that I did have was the free wifi, which had only one bar of signal strength on my device, but only tested this in my room, so can’t elaborate further for the coverage in the rest of the building. I’d recommend staying there and will definitely return to finish the round of munro’s In the area.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Room two was the room that I stayed in, overlooking the front of the property.
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Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Braemar Youth Hostel
Responded 16 Aug 2018
Hi Monner01 Thanks for the great review and will look into the wifi issue you had. We hope to welcome you back when you complete the munros in the area Regards Dan
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US$61 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Braemar Youth Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Braemar Youth Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Braemar Gathering (0.8 km), Mar Lodge Estate (0.7 km), and Kindrochit Castle (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Braemar Youth Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and internet access.
Is parking available at Braemar Youth Hostel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Braemar Youth Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste Braemar, The Bothy, and Braemar Lodge.
Is Braemar Youth Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Braemar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Braemar Youth Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Braemar Youth Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Braemar Youth Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kindrochit Castle (0.5 km) and Braemar Highland Games Centre (0.8 km).