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Reviews of Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel Aviemore Hostel

Glenmore, Aviemore, Scotland

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 83%

Location 92%

Safety 85%

Staff 88%

Value 83%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

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).

Cairngorm Youth Hostel reception is open 07.30-10.00 and 17.00-22.30, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. 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: 17:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Aviemore?

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Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 83%

Location 92%

Safety 85%

Staff 88%

Value 83%

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83% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Well placed in a lovely little village with friendly staff and good facilities.

Disliked: Nothing comes to mind.

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Easy to find, lovely area and all the staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Didn't feel that it was safe enough. There were lockers but was unable to lock them.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Beautiful scenery and nearby to lots of walking trails. Very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: No free wifi.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
04 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: Great location, excellent mattresses, I had a great big room all to myself. The guy behind reception, Alan, was extremely helpful and really nice. Drying room was very convenient; it is Scotland after all!

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
24 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staff were really friendly!

Disliked: nothing to dislike

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
09 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Nice location and facilities.

Disliked: Hostel is closed for part of the day 10-14. On the other day of our stay we had to wait 2h extra to get into our room due to cleaning

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
27 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Very comfortable place to stay, very nice location. There is a very cosy common room where you can find books or films. Nice big kitchen where you can prepare your own food. Staff is very helpful when planning trips.

Disliked: The price for breakfast is little too high in my opinion.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: The location, the lovely property.

Disliked: There was nothing we disliked about the property.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was large, though it didn't have much furniture. The location of the hostel is great for hiking, Cairngorms is very beautiful.

Disliked: The house is relatively old and not in the best state, but so are most hostels that we visited.

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Thr rooms were nice and big, and the location was very scenic

Disliked: You could not be in the hostel between 10 and 5, which would have been fine but this was not very clearly advertised on the site before we booked.

Customer would recommend this property

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