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Strathspey Mountain Hostel

Hostel | Main Street, Newtonmore, Scotland PH20 1DR

76.9% Overall Rating

61 out of 71 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/09/2015)

"Awesome hostess. Hostel is nice and cozy and feels a lot like home away from home. Hostess was also very helpful with advice on things to do and see during my stay."

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  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Late check-out
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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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About Strathspey Mountain Hostel

You'll find Strathspey Mountain Hostel in a quiet location at the very heart of our delightful village.

The hostel can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 18 guests and our facilities are suitable for both sexes, for families, individuals and groups.

Unlike the SYHA, we have no daytime curfew restrictions or rules on drinking in the Hostel.

Strathspey Mountain Hostel is a member of the Scottish Independent Hostels (SIH) Group and the boss, Laurie is a keen active outdoors person.

We are able to offer you excellent local information on the many and varied things that there are to see and to do in this lovely part of the Highlands of Scotland.

Our prices offer the very best value for money in the area so you can enjoy a relaxing, comfortable break with us without breaking the bank!!

Accommodation Information

There are comprehensive self-catering facilities with a fridge, microwave, 2 cookers, a toaster, plenty of cutlery, crockery and pots & pans. There's 24 hour, non-stop hot water for drinks in the kitchen and you'll not have to fiddle with coins in meters - there are none! You can relax in our comfortable lounge/dining area, which has a freesat TV and free wifi.

The hostel has two top-quality power showers, three WCs, 6 wash hand basins and there's an outside tap for muddy gear. There are full toilet & bedroom facilities to Category Two level - assisted wheelchair grading.

****A biomass boiler installed in 2014 keeps the hostel toasty at all times, we will be reapplying for an award in the Green Business Tourist Scheme****

Our small but efficient drying room with de-humidifier has been described as simply brilliant.

Our level on-site, off road parking for 9 cars completes the Strathspey Mountain Hostel picture.

The hostel can easily accommodate a maximum of 18 guests in 4 separate rooms.
All with bed side lights. Bedding is supplied.
They are named after lochs in the local area.
Central heating throughout.

Laggan: 3 bunkbeds to sleep 6

Ericht: 3 bunkbeds to sleep 6
Gynack: 1 bunkbed and one single bed to sleep 3
Imrich: 1 bunkbed and one single bed to sleep 3

Location Information

Our location in the middle of the village means that all the local facilities are conveniently close to hand for you.

The Post Office is some 50 yards away, the Co-op 200 yards (open 0800-2200) and there are 3 good pubs within 400 yards. We also have a petrol station with Spar Mini-market, a crafts/gifts shop plus 3 cafes, some of which do a take-away service, are all close by. An excellent mobile Fish & Chip van is in the village every Wednesday evening too.

There's so much to do in the area, in brief though:

For Cyclists - We're on the Sustrans A9 route, with excellent local mountain biking. Downhill mountain biking at Wolfrax (Laggan) is only 12 miles away. We have a covered, secure bike shed too.

For Walkers & Climbers - There are Munros in every direction and we're more than happy to offer advice on conditions and access when you're here. There's excellent local rock climbing on Creag Dubh and Kingussie crags and Winter Climbing at all ability levels in the Cairngorms and at Creag Meagaidh. Newtonmore is central for all walking in Scotland, including the local 'Wildcat Trail'.

For skiers - Cairngorm is 23 miles, Aonach Mor 44 miles, with brilliant touring terrain on the doorstep.

Canoeing & Kayaking - Paddling rivers close by include The Truim, Avon, Spey, Roy, Spean and Calder, or more sedately on Lochs Insh and Morlich, where instruction is available for beginners.

Sailing - nearby Loch Insh provides excellent sailing and instruction is available for both beginners and advanced levels.

For Birdwatchers - there's the RSPB reserve locally on the Insh Marshes, plus the famous Osprey reserve at Loch Garten.

Anyone for tennis? - Newtonmore has 3 all weather courts 150 yards away.

Fancy a round? - It is just 150 yards to the first tee of Newtonmore Golf Course - par 68, 18 holes. There's also Kingussie Golf Course - 3 miles.

Pony Trekking - there are two centres offering top quality trekking nearby.

Fishing - try fishing at Loch Insh (Salmon and Trout), Lochan Uvie (Pike) or the River Spey (Salmon and Trout).

Local Visitor Attractions include, the Clan MacPherson Museum and the Highland Folk Park in the village itself (free) plus the excellent Highland Wildlife Park just 5 miles away