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 the ideal base for exploring Royal Deeside and the mighty Cairngorms. The area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts in summer and winter with Glenshee and The Lecht within easy reach. Balmoral Castle, the Queen's Scottish home, is nearby (open between April-July) and there are a host of distilleries for whisky enthusiasts to explore.
The Braemar 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: Braemar snowgate webcam.
With dog friendly accommodation available at Braemar Youth Hostel, your four-legged friend will be able to join in on all the fun! A small fee of five pounds per dog per night will be charged and must be booked in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated. For further information please refer to our Dog Guidelines
If you are looking for large group accommodation or holiday cottages then we have locations across Scotland perfect for groups and family gatherings on a budget. See below for availability or click here for more information and to enquire.
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Food and Drink
- Alcohol Licence
- Groups meals service Conti. Breakfast
- Individual meals service Conti. Breakfast
- Self-catering kitchen
- Bike store
- Distance to nearest shop Nearby
- Dogs allowed
- Drying room
- Family friendly
- Private rooms available
- Suitable for groups
- Total beds 40
- WiFi access (FREE)
- Lounge/TV room
- Distance to airport 57 miles
- Distance to bus stop 0.25 miles
- Distance to train station 60 miles
- Parking nearby (free/charges apply)
Tel: 01339 741 659
Reception Opening Hours
Sunday to Thursday 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 21:00
Friday and Saturday 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
Check In 17:00 - 22:00
Check out on day of departure 10:00
For a printable version of this information click here to download youth hostel fact sheet.
Tel: +44 (0) 1339 741659
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As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental issues, our youth hostels are assessed by Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification in the world. The assessment covers areas such as energy saving, waste minimisation, social responsibility and travel.
Braemar Youth Hostel currently holds a Silver award for Green Tourism. To read more about Hostelling Scotland’s Sustainability Charter, please click here. There are some quick and easy ways that you can make a difference and help us achieve our Green Tourism goals - to read our Responsible Visitor Charter and find out more, please click here.
We encourage our guests to use public transport where possible when travelling to our youth hostels – please see travelinescotland.com to plan your route or speak to youth hostel staff. If you are touring Scotland on two wheels then sustrans.org.uk has a wealth of information on cycling routes, safety and sustainable travel.