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Reviews of Aviemore Youth Hostel

Hostel | 25 Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland PH22 1PR

83.1% Overall Rating

132 out of 150 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/09/2014)

John Lewis thinks…

"Great location, very relaxed, good facilities and most important, a great night's sleep for tired walkers."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.62

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that this Hostel does not have 24 hrs reception. If you are planning to arrive after 23:00 please inform the property in advance!

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83.1%

Overall Rating

132 out of 150 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Aviemore Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
85.6%
Value
81.6%
Safety
84.0%
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80.0%
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Alexandru Mavrodin

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 September 2014 Alexandru would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, cozy and quiet hostel. Big kitchen and lounge. Helpful staff.

Disliked: Alexandru left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Esther Benes

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 September 2014 Esther would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean. Well equipped kitchen

Disliked: No character

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

John Lewis

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 September 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, very relaxed, good facilities and most important, a great night's sleep for tired walkers.

Disliked: Nothing really. Perhaps not the cheapest hostel if you are on a tight budget but good value for money.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its location was perfect & it was very clean

Disliked: That i wasn't told that staff would still be coming into my room to clean & they didn't knock first

97.1%
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Udo Rohwer

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 June 2014 Udo would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location in the nature, just a wee walk to the city centre, friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

jackie bain

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 January 2014 jackie would recommend this property

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!!

100.0%
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Louise Kelly

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 December 2013 Louise would recommend this property

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.

100.0%
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Neal Dixon

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 October 2013 Neal would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Neal left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

11 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent value for money

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

11 July 2013

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 much showers 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 water for the same price one can possibly get some similar accommodation around

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2013

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.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Callum Maloney

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 June 2013 Callum would recommend this property

Liked: Good kitchen facilities

Disliked: Rooms were quite basic

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: No free wifi access

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 March 2013

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.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great drying room

Disliked: Well-worn rooms, poorly organised kitchen (few work surfaces, no recycling, not particularly clean)

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

David Lyons

Alone

Work / volunteering

18 February 2013

Liked: It was close to the train station.

Disliked: The showers were way to hot. They were literally scalding which made it impossible to have a proper shower. Staff were not very friendly. Internet was £3 per hour which is outrageous.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, stuff was helpfull, large common rooms

Disliked: Had to wash dishes myself

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well-organized and clean, good bathrooms and beds.

Disliked: Staff wasn't the most friendly. Seems over-priced for what it is, probably because it's a ski town.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful and friendly staff, very good dryingroom =)

Disliked: Nothing - it was all good :)

100.0%
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Bogna Radlak

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

22 August 2012 Bogna would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is one of the best I stayed in ever! It's very clean which is a big advantage for me. The athmosphere is great and the communal rooms are spacious and lovely. Great value for money:)

Disliked: There is nothing to dislike!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, nice clean room with sink, enough storage room in the kitchen, everything in a good condition.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 June 2012

Liked: The location, had private rooms, own sink in room, quiet.

Disliked: the staff wasn't terribly friendly, didn't introduce us to any of the areas in the hostel, didn't let us know about breakfast etc. The hostel smelled funny, the bathrooms and toilets reminded me of a hospital or clinic.

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Marie Piper

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2012 Marie would recommend this property

Liked: Loved this hostel so much that I booked for 3 extra days. Really quite location in wooded area just off the main road. Staff really helpful, especially with information about the local amenities etc. Got great dining area, well equiped kitchen, BIG T.V. lounge and smaller quiet area. Can't really praise it highly enough.

Disliked: Nothing