I previously visited this hostel when it was an SYHA hostel. It has had a make-over that has changed if out of all recognition. It is now spacious, comfortable, very well appointed and with an excellent staff who went out of their way to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction, and the state of cleanliness and attention to daily cleaning and servicing was outstanding. We specially liked the en-suite facilities to our 4-bedded dorm. The hot water boiler in the kitchen was particularly useful. My only adverse comment would be the loud noise frequently made by the plumbing when a hot water tap was running. Turning the cold tap on solved the problem at once, but... All in all though, one of the best hostels!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the picturesque village of Tomintoul, The Smugglers Hostel, the highest in the Scottish Highlands, is surrounded by stunning scenery. We offer friendly, comfortable and affordable accommodation for 20 'Smugglers' in our four cosy dorms, including two en-suite private rooms suitable for couples and/or families. The hostel has fantastic facilities: - Tea & Coffee - Bed linen (included in price) - A fully equipped kitchen with fridge, oven, hob and microwave - Bike shed - Outside hose to wash down those muddy bikes and boots - Drying room - Free Wi-Fi - 24/7 secure access - Lockers. As the northern gateway to the Cairngorm National Park, Tomintoul is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Climb our very own Munro, Ben Avon, get on your bike (or ours!) And enjoy the renowned cycling roads and mountain bike trails, follow in the footsteps of the first whisky smugglers and sample a local dram, try your hand at fly-fishing or explore the glens by horseback - the outdoor opportunities are endless. As an independent hostel, The Smugglers is run by the local Community Development Trust, so by staying with us, you're investing in the local community and making a difference to a rural economy! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Smugglers Hostel, Tomintoul Scotland