Tomintoul Hostel is a hidden gem in the Cairngorms National Park. Located in the highest village in the Scottish Highlands the hostel is a great location for basing your holiday or stopping off for a couple of nights.

There are wonderful low level walking routes and hundreds of miles of cycling trails. Activities such as horse riding, mountain biking, fishing, skiing and snow boarding are available on the doorstep!

The area is rich in history and heritage, with lots of amazing sites to visit including castles and ruins. Walk in the footsteps of whisky smugglers or relive the battle of glenlivet!

In the heart of the Speyside Malt Whisky Region the area has numerous distilleries to visit and amazing whisky to sample!, The hostel has great facilities for the outdoor enthusiast with a well equipped bike shed, complete with tools and spares. The outside tap and hose allow you to wash bikes and outdoor kit onsite and the drying shed ensures that all your gear is dry in the morning ready for your next day’s adventure!
We realise how important you find it to stay connected whilst on your travels so we provide FREE WIFI within the hostel.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sports & Activities
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Eco-tourism

Green rating



Stayed here on cycle tour of Highlands. Lovely little place, right in middle of town, with good kitchen, bike shed, decent wifi, pleasant and social kitchen/social area, and helpful friendly staff. Recommended. (Be aware, though, that the staff are not 24 hours. If you arrive after 7pm, you may need to call someone to come and let you in!)


Avatar for Rob


Fri 28 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Glenavon Hotel for decent pub grub at a sensible price.

Avatar for Sandy


Wed 23 Apr 2014

Where next?

Over the hills to Pitlochry and Braemar.

Avatar for Sandy


Wed 23 Apr 2014