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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Aviemore Youth Hostel Scotland