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Ballater Hostel
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Ballater Hostel is a 29 bed (sleeps 32) five-star large self-catering hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, just east of Braemar, in North East Scotland. Surrounded by mountains in the Cairngorms National Park the Hostel is owned and run by Dominique and Daniel, who took over the hostel in August 2016. Either book the whole hostel, a room or just a bed, with no minimum stay. Our accommodation provides both traditional style dorm rooms as well as private rooms, all of which are en-suite. There is a large open plan kitchen / dining / living area, with wood burning stove. A drying room with laundry facilities in addition to bike storage is available. We also have a hosepipe so after a long bike ride you can clean your bike up! A warm and friendly welcome always awaits you - the kettle is always on!

Opening times

All year. Reception open 8-10am and 5-10pm. Hostel is closed to all guests 10am-4pm.

  • Wifi
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Ground floor rooms available
  • Log Fire / Wood Burner
  • Walking distance to local amenities (0.5 miles max)
Special offers

For the remainder of 2020 we are offering a minimum 15% discount off our standard rates. We understand we are not offering everything we normally would, thus to allow for this we have knocked off at least 15% off our standard pricing. Any existing 2020 bookings will have their booking balance amended to reflect these new prices.

Included in this is a discount of up to 65% for individual occupancy for 5 of our 7 rooms. We understand for those hostellers who just want a bed in a shared mixed dorm at a budget rate there is nothing out there for you at the moment. We are therefore heavily discounting the majority of our rooms to enable these individuals to still have a place to stay, but in a Corona safe way.

To assist with this, we have also reduced the minimum occupancy in our larger private rooms to one (previously set to two). Where you had to previously pay for at least two people, if you are on your own, you only need pay for yourself.

Awards and Accreditations



01339 753752

Bridge Square
AB35 5QJ

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Kinord Cross

5.0 miles

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