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Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QY Scotland
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#11 of 26 Speciality lodging in Aviemore
Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is an old Scottish shooting lodge offering stunning views of the Northern Corries... Situated in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, seven miles from Aviemore and just two miles from the Cairngorm mountain funicular and snowsports area, this youth hostel provides an ideal base for year-round activities, including hillwalking, climbing, snowsports, mountain biking, pony trekking, watersports and fishing. This 72-bed youth hostel provides great facilities including a good range of multi-share and private rooms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, cycle store, drying room, internet and Wi-Fi access. Cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and full evening meals are also available. Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, families and groups 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Golf course
Horseback riding
Ski school
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Self-serve laundry
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Dan L wrote a review Sep 2021
Willesden, United Kingdom448 contributions206 helpful votes
Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is in an ideal location just a few minutes walk from Loch Morlich. The hostel has recently been renovated to a high standard; with each bed having a plug socket and USB charging points. Staff were super friendly, and overall this was an ideal hostel location. My only niggle is that all the food I had (from multiple nights) was heated via the microwave. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it is important that staff check the food is hot before serving. Further, having the microwave visible to everyone when preparing wasn't ideal.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Stuart wrote a review Aug 2021
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The Cairngorm Lodge is an ideal site to stay with only a 5-minute walk to Loch Morlich beach and Aviemore being just 6 miles away, the staff at the hostel were found to be friendly and helpful, the room was spotless, a great place to stay, we'll be back :D
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Date of stay: August 2021
Arran E wrote a review Sep 2020
18 contributions2 helpful votes
Great YH ideally located for outdoor activities in the cairngorms and Rothiemurchus. Clean, tidy, staff friendly and informative! Bedrooms are fab, beds comfy! Bus service near by but not great. Not YH fault though. They have a good bike shed which was key to our stay. Highly recommended for cheap clean digs!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
The Wolfdog Blog wrote a review Sep 2020
Holcombe, United Kingdom34 contributions41 helpful votes
We had 3 nights here as a base during our trip. The hostel has recently been refurbished throughout and it is such a shame that they can’t open all of the facilities due to Covid. All of the rooms have an allocated bathroom at the moment due to ‘ Covid rules’ and these are brand new and very spacious, with hot showers. Wifi is good and there is tea and coffee available from reception free of charge. Parking is easy and on-site. All of the staff were really helpful and friendly. We had a dog friendly room ( extra £5 per night for dog). Would definitely use as a base in the Cairngorms again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John H wrote a review Aug 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom63 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed in a family room for 1 night. Great location about 10 mins outside Aviemore. Very well run. Like all places, they are getting back up to speed after lockdown. Not all facilities are open, but they offered own bathrooms, own tables for self catering and hot water for drinks. As always, staff were friendly and accommodating.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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US$69 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
cairngorm lodge youth hostel (loch morlich) hotel aviemore
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsAviemore
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Cairngorm Reindeer Herd (0.2 km), An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch) (2.5 km), and Loch Morlich (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cobbs Cafe @ Glenmore Forest Visitor Centre, The Storehouse, and Ptarmigan Dining.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Packhorse Bridge (13.0 km), Aviemore Railway Station (8.7 km), and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle (8.7 km).