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Reviews of Aviemore Youth Hostel Aviemore Hostel

25 Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland

Atmosphere 79%

Cleanliness 89%

Facilities 77%

Location 86%

Safety 83%

Staff 90%

Value 82%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cots available
  • DVDs
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

SYHA is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).

Aviemore Youth Hostel reception is open 07.00-22.30, with check-in from 15.00 and checkout by 10.00. Access is available until 02.00 on Friday/Saturday nights.
Late arrival and access outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only.

From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.

SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.

Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.

When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Curfew
  • Non Smoking

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Aviemore?

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Atmosphere 79%

Cleanliness 89%

Facilities 77%

Location 86%

Safety 83%

Staff 90%

Value 82%

Showing 11-20 of 45 reviews

63% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: It was central and warm and a place to sleep after a day on the slopes

Disliked: It cost £1 for 20 mins of internet and £2 to rent a towel !! The continental breakfast was over £4 - Total Rip off!! Also they have a 2am curfew which is ridiculous. The night club in Aviemore closes at 4am which meant we had a drunken guy banging on our window because he was locked out. Had to let him in because I was scared he froze to death outside. Should be someone there at all times to let people in. ALso check in at 5pm is a bit late!!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Nice location and games room with gas fire and nice big windowsyou could watch birds and red squirrels from.Staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: the bedroom didn't smell great and had a bit of mould on the white window curtain.the kitchen was closed for 4 hours for cleaning over lunchtime.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Nice,pleasent and friendly. Easy to find and well situated with just an easy 3min walk into Aviemore. Highly recommended.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Great location - an excellent base for exploring the Cairngorms. Nice big common room area and kitchen, and extremely friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: It is annoying that it costs £3 to use the wifi service on offer, although this is the case at all hostels run by the Scottish Youth Hostel Association. Also the showers are boiling hot with no way to adjust the temperature which made showering difficult.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Excellent value for money

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: location was good, easy to walk to the village centre as also good base point to explore the national park from there

Disliked: our room was small; it also smelled unpleasantly and ventilation ( opening of the window) was limited, thus did not help muchshowers have only hot water ( one can't get cold shower if you wish), which was truly not pleasant not to mention that one can not adjust the really hot waterfor the same price one can possibly get some similar accommodation around

37% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
37% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Big

Disliked: The staff is unfriendly and they don't bother to provide any sort of service to the customers. The key couldn't get to open the door and they took quite a while to change it. Moreover the staff was not even at the reception when we entered, making us wait for a good 10 mins. The kitchen close at 10am sharp in the morning and the staff was there to chase us out rather rudely.

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly staff, very clean, good showers and facilities, nice pubs and cafes arpund the corner

Disliked: No free wifi access

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Good kitchen facilities

Disliked: Rooms were quite basic

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Good location for cairngorm mountain whilst staying in aviemore, fairly cheap

Disliked: We arrived at 17:30 to be told that they were catering a school group and we weren't allowed in the kitchen until 8. When We finally got in and started cooking, a member of staff came in and started complaining that he needed to clean and that we were in the way. The next day we were expected to be out of the kitchen by 8am so they could cater their school group. The ski centre was closed so we came back to the hostel for lunch, to find that the kitchen was closed for 4 hours until 2 for cleaning. Then that evening when we needed to pay the staff were all eating dinner, so we had to come back after going out for dinner just to pay for the room.The entire time we felt like we were being an inconvenience simply by being there. One or 2 members of staff were friendly and helpful but the rest were a little rude.

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