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Glenprosen, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4SA, Prosen, DD8 4SA, Scotland

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Overall Rating 90%

From 11 Reviews

Hostel rating (11)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 96%
Security 87%
Service 83%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 85%

Nestled in the hills on the edge of Cairngorms National Park, incredibly quiet, yet readily accessible.

  • Dorm
    From $26.91
10 or more people?

Prosen Hostel

Hostel Prosen

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Newly opened 18 bed 4 star hostel on the southernmost edge of Cairngorms National Park., Prosen Hostel is set in the heart of the Angus Glens. A brand new footbridge & path leads along the prettiest stretch of the river Prosen to Glenisla, and the Cateran trail, in Perthshire. The Minister’s Path with another new bridge across the South Esk leads to the hotel in Glen Clova. Two Munros, the Mayar & Driesh, link Glenprosen to the Cairngorms plateau.

Inside there is a raised red squirrel viewing area in lounge, with wood burning stove, drying room, TV & internet. The village hall is nearby for ceilidhs etc.
Discount for whole hostel booking - ring 01575 540302


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Garden


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 01:00 to 02:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 01575 540238

Fax. 01575 540302

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Glamis Castle (More than 10km)
  • Cairngorms National Park (500m to 1km)
  • Glenprosen (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions



What a wonderful hostel! The only suggestion I can make is that more information is provided in the booking confirmation, or following it, to inform the guest that the hostel is unmanned and that a code is required to get in.


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Sat 22 Apr 2017

This is a great wee hostel thanks in no small part to Robert, who's been warden here for 10 years. I'll be back for sure.


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Fri 21 Apr 2017

Lovely hostel in beautiful rural location. Clean, well-equipped, peaceful. Four rooms (2x4, 1x6 bunk beds; 1 "family" room with bunks+2 single beds). Quite remote. School bus seems to be the only public transport to/from Kirriemuir - but a good base for days out walking and there is a car-parking area. Don't know what happens any other time but warden emailed security code for door, then arrived later. All worked out fine.


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Mon 20 Mar 2017

Another enjoyable stay in this delightful hostel. Always spotlessly clean and has so much character being an old school building. Comfy beds , cosy bedrooms and just the sounds of nature to lull you to sleep! Perfect 😊


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Fri 09 Sep 2016

Very peaceful place, though I was the only one there. There needs to be some space/shelves for food storage. I hope that the payphone gets fixed because there is no mobile signal and the nearby pay phone doesn't take cash and card use in it is expensive.


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Wed 07 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

50km to Dundee airport and 100km to Aberdeen airport
There is no bus beyond Kirriemuir (7 miles distant)
Alternate Transport
The Hostel is located in Glenprosen Village NG Ref. NO328659. Where the public road ends at a red telephone kiosk turn sharp right and follow the road up the hill 200m till you come to the hostel. The hostel is unmanned the key code will be emailed to you once you've made your booking- if not received please telephone 01575 540302 or 238 WELL BEFORE arrival There is plenty of parking next to the hostel
Plenty of parking next to the hostel
The nearest rail station is Dundee - 48km

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