- Free Wi-Fi
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Bicycle Parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Not Included
- Common Room
- Cots available
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Reception (limited hours)
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels for hire
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).
Braemar Youth Hostel reception is open 07.00-10.00 & 17.00-21.30 (Sun-Thu) and 07.00-10.00 & 17.00-22.00 (Fri-Sat). Check-in is 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
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Non Smoking
- Pet Friendly"
Group of 15 or more traveling to Braemar?
8 Bed Male Dorm
8 Bed Female Dorm
Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom
Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom
Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom
Standard 5 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom
Basic 6 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom
About Braemar Youth Hostel
An impressive former shooting lodge, standing in extensive grounds in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, Braemar Youth Hostel is an ideal base for exploring Royal Deeside, with its castles and distilleries.
It’s also a great winter location for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy skiing and boarding at Glenshee and The Lecht or walking in the Cairngorms. Other year-round activities include mountain biking, wildlife watching and golf. Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish home, is nearby (open between April-July).
The youth hostel is a mix of traditional and modern, with many homely touches, like big comfy sofas, a large self-catering kitchen and a spacious dining room. A wide range of rooms is available, including private and family rooms.
Dogs are now welcome at Braemar, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.
Outdoor activities on-site or nearby include cycling, walking, Munros, skiing, snowboarding, pony trekking, golf, Land Rover safaris, swimming, winter climbing, rock climbing, canoeing, orienteering, gorge walking and archery.
Non-sporting attractions include Balmoral Castle (April-July), Castle Trail, Whisky Trail, the Victorian Heritage Trail and the community-run Braemar Castle.
Local events include Braemar Highland Gathering (September), Balmoral Tartan 10K race and the Ghillies’ Ball.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.