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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“dining areas”(2 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Wheelchair access
Self-Serve Laundry
5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reached this hostel at the end of a very long hard day in the hills, the tenth day of a multi-day hike (the Great Outdoors Challenge). It was warm, welcoming and very comfortable, and is run by a couple of outdoor enthusiasts who give...More

1  Thank ChallengerJ
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Dominique and Daniel were extremely nice and helpful and the hostel is very good and cosy. We made our reservation online 48 hours prior to our stay and got the dates wrong. Moving the reservation was as simple as sending an e-mail, even at such...More

2  Thank Virginia M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We (5 students) went for skiing in Glenshee (for the weekend) which is about 35-40 min by car from Ballater Hostel. We rented a 6 bed dorm for the 5 of us and had our own shower room and bathroom. It was warm and comfortable...More

2  Thank anneX7241XJ
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Lovely Hostel, and they let us check in very late on the Friday night. Owners are extremely friendly & the hostel is warm, comfy and particularly good looking considering it's described as a hostel. Ideal location for climbing at Lochnagar.

1  Thank Ollie R
Response from Ballater-Hostel, Owner at Ballater HostelResponded 6 December 2017

Hi Ollie Thanks for the lovely review it was nice having you here. Glad you got some good climbing in. Dan

Reviewed 19 June 2017

A terrific hostel in Ballater... the kitchen/dining/seating room on the ground floor is as good as I've experienced whilst out mountain walking.... Fully kitted out, comfortable and with free tea/coffee/hot chocolate.... The rooms are perfectly comfortable and quiet too. After a day doing the 5...More

2  Thank Paul W
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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Wheelchair access
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
US$31 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
US$31 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
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Traveller (11)
Dining (5)
Room & Suite (5)
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"Family rooms are worth requesting if available."
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"all rooms on same side but differ in size, family rooms have on suite rest have shared bathroom"
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"Not a bad room in the place."
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"Imagine all the rooms to be good!"
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