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Hostel | Anderson Road, Ballater, Scotland AB35 5QW

94.5% Overall Rating

32 out of 32 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2013)

"Cosy room, soft duvet and hot shower. Great accommodation hosted by the lovely Cathy."

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  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.12

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Boutique hostel. Quality accommodation with style at a budget price in Ballater, in the beautiful Cairngorm National Park. Fully renovated Victorian villa incorporating best modern facilities and character of an old building . Great atmosphere, great welcome, great food. Read more

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About Schoolhouse

With options for families, individuals and groups of up to 24 people, the Schoolhouse is an ideal base in the Cairngorm park. The building is exceptionally well finished, with real cahracter and quality shining through.

There are 3 dormitories, all en-suite and all sleeping up to 8 people. There are also options for double, twin and family rooms. The showers are powerful and the heating is by open fire, wood burning stove and traditional cast iron radiators throughout.

There's a large common room with enormous sofas and a dining room with free tea and coffee always available.

A large garden supplies the kitchen with some of the ingredients of the freshly cooked meals on offer (till late) and guests can hire the BBQs. There's also a drying room and laundry service.

Schoolhouse is located on the edge of the bustling Highland village of Ballater, surrounded by mountians, rivers and forests with top quality walking, climbing, mountian biking and other outdoor activities avialble. There's always a great atmosphere in the Schoolhouse and guests often are treated to a bedtime story by resident storyteller, owner Cathy.

'Probaly the best hostel in the world' quote from our visitor's book