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“Very Comfortable SYHA Hostel”

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Aviemore Youth Hostel
Aberdeen
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Very Comfortable SYHA Hostel”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Stayed here two years in a row for the Aviemore half marathon and will be booked back in for a third year for the same event. Staff are very helpful and allowed us to return to the hostel after the race in order to shower and get a cup of coffee. They opened the kitchen out of hours to help us and also offered to assist with our pre-race pasta party the night before.

Breakfast is adequate, but nothing special. Cereal, juice, coffee, etc.

The sitting area is large, and comfortable. Small problem with the temperature in that room last year though, but the staff sorted it out quickly when I asked.

Grounds are lovely with bird feeders which attracted a range of different finches.

This year I will be booking a twin room though as the noise in the dorm of snoring and people getting up and down kept me up most of the night. Still, at the price of a twin room it will not really be wasted in paying for it for myself.

Kitchen facilities are great and other hostel facilities are there. Showers and toilets are fine. Wifi is not free though.

Overall, a very good hostelling experience.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Poynton
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Three of us needed a cheap and simple stop-over on a long journey from Manchester to Orkney and we booked in in advance at the Youth Hostel in Aviemore. It's not luxurious but you don't go to YHAs for luxury. It cost about £20 each and was comfortable with all the facilities you could want. We did not use the cooking facilities but they looked to be extremely well provided for. There are a couple of very nice walks round the tarns at the back of the hostel, a good car park, and Aviemore itself is a short walk away for other food and entertainment. It was a little noisy in that the floor boards creaked as did the metal-frame bunk beds (with only normal use!) and the walls are thin so inconsiderate neighbours are a nuisance. But all in all, very good value.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Friendly staff and fellow travellers, and very convenient (short walk to railway, bus and shops). Clean and comfortable too, with lovely powerful showers. It was a bit noisy but I was there on a Bank Holiday saturday so perhaps to be expected but if you are a light sleeper I would suggest ear plugs.

I am a fan of smaller hostels but as a larger one this was very good and I would definitely have no hesitation in staying again.

Oh, amd I left early in the morning and forgot to leave my key behind, I phoned to say I would post it back and the guy was very good about it-didn't tell me off!)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

I must be getting old as I find dorm life intolerable! Notwithstanding the asthmatic warthogs with whom I shared a room, this was a good place to stay. Clean, well organised with lovely staff and a great breakfast. Excellent coffee. I would stay again, albeit with a private room next time!

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed in a family room, which was clean and roomy. Quiet location.Staff welcoming and friendly.
Has usual Youth Hostel Association facilities ( all accurately described on their website) plus a pool table.

Short walk to town centre/train station. There are also short country walks that start at the edge of the carpark- maps available in reception.We saw rabbits and a red squirrel out the bedroom window.

A great base for a holiday in the area and good value

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Durham
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Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

A good hostel close to Aviemore centre (a 5 min walk to main pub a and shops). Friendly and helpful staff. Great powerful showers after a long day in the mountains.
Cheap & basic, but value for money. What you would expect from a Youth Hostel.
Good communal areas.
Would stay again and recommend.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

We spend 2 nights at the hostel with a private double room. Had a very warm welcome with everything explained clearly. Room was basic and mattress and bedding was ok but it's a hostel what do you expect. It was a good size with a sink. Probably not enough storage/hanging for 2 people who are outdoors for the time we were there. Plenty of showers and toilets and large communal areas. Excellent kitchen facilities even when it got busy, everything you need for breakfast, dinner and lunch. Plenty of dry goods storage and good amount of fridge storage. It even had a hot room so we could dry out ski gear out which was a massive bonus! Wifi is basic, you can't really leave the communal areas if you want to surf the net.
Generally a really good place if you need a base for skiing, mountaineering, walking etc. No drastic negatives, would recommend it and will use it again when I'm back in the highlands.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Additional Information about Aviemore Youth Hostel

Property: Aviemore Youth Hostel
Address: 25 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aviemore Youth Hostel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by woodland, our youth hostel is situated on the boundary of the Cairngorms National Park, a short walk from Aviemore town centre and its bustling nightlife. The youth hostel itself is extremely peaceful, with great facilities. We are also ideally located for many outdoor activities year-round, such as snowsports, watersports and mountain biking. Most activities take place in the nearby Rothiemurchus Estate or on the Cairngorm mountain range. The area itself is host to a diverse range of wildlife, everything from red squirrels, deer, capercaillie, eagles and arctic hares. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more   less 
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