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Cairngorm Lodge SYHA

Cairngorm Lodge, Glenmore, Aviemore, PH22 1QY, Scotland

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Overall Rating 82%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 100%
Security 60%
Service 80%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 90%

An atmospheric old shooting lodge in the Cairngorm National Park. An ideal base for hiking, biking, climbing and winter sports.

  • Dorm
    From €20.21
  • Private
    From €51.97
10 or more people?

Aviemore Hostel

Hostel Aviemore

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

An atmospheric old shooting lodge in mountains in the heart of Glenmore Forest Park, the hostel is 2km from the Cairngorm ski slopes. It makes an ideal base for hiking, biking and climbing as well as winter sports. There is capacity for 76 guests and facilities include internet access, laundry and kitchen. Private and family rooms available.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of GBP 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 13/02/2016 to 31/10/2016

From 17:00 to 22:30
From 07:30 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1479 861238

Fax. +44 (0)1786 861766

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Cairngorm Mountain, Funicular Railway & Ski Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Loch Morlich & Watersports Centre (500m to 1km)
  • Glenmore Forest Park (At or next to the hostel)

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My week rattled by and despite my disabilities I had a great time in and around the forests of Glenmore and Loch Morlich. The availability of an all-terrain mobility scooter was a great boon and I would love to evidence the experiences I had with some photos. A downside was the lack of trust put in people who smoke responsibly outside.


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Fri 27 May 2016

Excellent hostel. We've been to three different International Hostels in Scotland this summer and this has been by far the best! Absolutely clean and well organized. Friendly and helpful staff.


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Wed 02 Sep 2015

Tolle Lage mitten in den Cairngorms, sehr nette Mitarbeiter. Leider hatten wir nur Gemeinschaftsduschen und -klos, diese waren aber angenehm sauber. Schöne Gemeinschaftsräume zusätzlich zum Essraum.


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Tue 01 Sep 2015

Staff were great, loved the drying room, enjoyed the hostel chickens and bird feeders, views are wonderful from dining room. Nice that they packed hiking lunches for us. Location is easy for hikes into the park areas.


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Sun 02 Aug 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (5 to 10km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (5 to 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Ski area (2 to 3km)
  • Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

52km Inverness airport:
Local bus service (number 31) to Aviemore stops at the hostel contact the hostel for more details. Note - NO buses to/from Aviemore in the evening.
190km Rosyth (Edinburgh):
Local taxi available. Approx £15 one way from Aviemore to hostel.
Alternate Transport
On the 'Ski Road' at Glenmore - 7.5 miles east of A9 and Aviemore local bus available walking to the hostel from Aviemore takes approx. 2 hours.
Free parking is available at the hostel
8 miles Aviemore:
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables
  • Fairtrade food served


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water recycling

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