Braemar Youth Hostel is an impressive former shooting lodge standing within extensive grounds in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The youth hostel offers a range of shared accommodation, private and family rooms.
A popular choice for families, groups and outdoor enthusiasts, the hostel has a mix of traditional fixtures and modern furnishings with many homely touches such as big comfy sofas, a large and well equipped self-catering kitchen and spacious dining room.
Braemar is a great winter location for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy skiing and boarding at Glenshee and The Lecht or walking in the Cairngorms. Other year-round activities include mountain biking, wildlife watching and golf. Balmoral Castle is nearby (open between April-July).
The Braemar snowgate webcam which points at the snow gates next to the youth hostel, heading towards Glenshee, is always worth checking in the winter months just to make sure you can get to the ski resort or the hostel.
Dogs are now welcome at Braemar, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.
Reception times vary:
Sunday-Thursday open 07.00-10.00 and 17.00-21.30
Friday-Saturday open 07.00-10.00 and 17.00-22.00
3x2, 2x3, 2x4, 2x6, 1x8
(family/private rooms available)
Self-catering kitchen, free WiFi, coin-operated washing and drying machine, drying room, towel hire.
Continental breakfast is available between 07.30-09.00.
Pets: yes - we are dog friendly. Well behaved dogs welcome when you book a private room (small charge applies). Contact the hostel directly for doggy bookings.
Disabled access: no
Terms and Conditions
Can be found at www.hostellingscotland.org.uk
Open February to October