About About this youth hostel ....
A short walk from Aviemore town centre this four star VisitScotland accredited Youth Hostel is a popular choice with outdoor enthusiasts and offers a perfect base for activity groups, families and solo travellers looking for great value accommodation and all year-round adventure.
The hostel offers a wide range of comfortable private rooms and shared dorms. WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a bright and spacious lounge area with woodland and mountain views, TV and pool table, a large self-catering kitchen, a drying room, laundry, private lockers, secure bike storage and ample onsite parking.
The hostel also hosts a Scottish Natural Heritage visitor centre, with Peregrine nestcam and helpful information about Craigellachie National Nature Reserve.
‘Wee Breakfast’ available (please remember to pre-book)
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
- Great location in Cairngorms National Park
- All year round resort
- Plenty of activities and attractions on the doorstep
- Walking distance from local shops, restaurants, cafés and bars
- Friendly team with expert local knowledge
- Licensed, serving local beer and wine
For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here
Facilities & Services
Open all year
16:00 - 22.30
07.00 - 10:00
Late arrival and access available outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only
Access with limited mobility
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
Suitable for Groups
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
08/12/2023Pretty much the perfect venue & location for outdoor activities in the Cairngorms. The staff have perfected the art of having a light touch when it comes to managing the hostel. Definitely stay there again.
06/12/2023Lovely receptionist who gave me great advice. Facilities were clean and kitchen was super accessible to make food for dinner and breakfast.
05/12/2023The hostel in Aviemore is a great place to stay - welcoming, plenty of space for everyone to spread out, and great cooking space. Very easy to contact and helpful regarding our late check in!
05/12/2023We had a very nice stay at your hostel.
04/12/2023Always good, great staff, clean, tidy, warm, a great facility located in a fantastic place which importantly is accessible by public transport. Great value for money... keep up the good work.... Tredders
01/12/2023The hostel is well situated for amenities like shops and restuarants and also for transport - train station and A9 both close. It's also well sited for access to the mountains and other leisure facilities. It's a modern well-planned building and the staff are friendly and helpful. I've been several times before and will be coming again.
27/11/2023Great value, a cosy and friendly place to stay for a winter weekend.
26/11/2023Stayed at Aviemore hostel several times in November during a walking/bothying trip.Five stars on every count but the staff are the making of the hostel experience and I can,t praise them enough.
19/11/2023Excellent hostel in great location, large kitchen and dining area. Nice touch to have free tea and milk with hot water ready.
17/11/2023Clean comfortable with a big warm lounge area.
16/11/2023Loved every about this hostel. Kind and friendly staff. Great location. Cozy lounge.
14/11/2023Amazing lounge area with fantastic views + other really good communal spaces! Everywhere clean, tidy and welcoming. Great staff - not intrusive, just about and friendly. Such a wonderful mix of guests! I had a brilliant time. Thank you. Julie T
13/11/2023Excellent stay. Friendly and helpful staff, everything was very clean, nice lounge area, and there is also bike storage!
11/11/2023Needed to stay 1 night in Aviemore.Staff were friendly & very helpful - excellent service. Whole place, inc kitchen was well organised, warm, clean & comfortable. Breakfast was ample and very reasonably priced. Highly recommended
06/11/2023Great location, lovely, friendly staff and a funky lounge area.
01/11/2023First time ever using Scottish Hostelling! Joined for annual membership immediately afterwards
30/10/2023We've been taking our university group to Aviemore Youth Hostel for a number of years now. The hostel is well situated and provides a comfortable base for us. The staff are great - friendly and really helpful - and the catering they provide is excellent.
27/10/2023Aviemore YHA is perfectly situated for exploring the Cairngorm National Park. There are hourly buses into the heart of the mountains. The YHA is a 5 minute walk from the station. The kitchen and lounge are clean and well appointed for nights in!
24/10/2023Beautiful surrounding, warm and very comfortable accommodation with great facilities. cleanliness was outstanding and the staff were very friendly. Will definitely be back!
Angie Martin - Liverpool.
19/10/2023Everything was good, easy check in, great location, good breakfast, good kitchen facilities, helpful staff, clean, tidy, cheerful, and good local information. Just right for what we wanted.
17/10/2023Great hostel. Very helpful staff. Great location.
17/10/2023Great hostel! Staff were friendly and helpful. Fantastic location, amazing lounge!
16/10/2023Great value, great location, great staff
16/10/2023As a member of Mountaineering Scotland I knew that I had some discount, so I decided to book a 4 pax room to spend the night with some friends. Very good facilities and good value.
16/10/2023As a permanent wheelchair user I found this hostel extremely accessible and comfortable the staff were exceptionally knowledgeable and professional
15/10/2023Our second experience with Hostel Scotland (first in Edinburgh). Well linked to walk paths & lochs, helpful staff, very clean place; met lots of lodgers, shared many stories and learnt great travel catering tricks. Great value and will continue to explore other Hostel Scotland.
12/10/2023Great place, warm , clean and friendly
10/10/2023Very comfortable hostel, all necessary facilities and spacious lounge room
09/10/2023Stayed at SYHA Aviemore a number of times. Always good. This time even better : perfect.
09/10/2023Great location, spacious lounge and seating area. Good amenities in the self catering kitchen. Staff friendly and v helpful
Reasons to visit
Aviemore Youth Hostel sits within the Cairngorms National Park, voted one of the top 20 places to visit in the world by National Geographic Traveller Magazine. The park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, has something for everyone - from castles and distilleries to family attractions, water and snowsports, wildlife watching, and some incredible high and low level walking and cycling routes.
Visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, sample a craft beer at the Cairngorm Brewery, discover Loch Morlich and the highest sandy beach in Britain and explore the Craigellachie National Nature Reserve.
Aviemore is the perfect location for families, groups and outdoor enthusiasts.