About About this youth hostel ....

An impressive former shooting lodge, Braemar Youth Hostel sits in extensive grounds in the heart of Cairngorms National Park and is a great base for exploring Royal Deeside with its many castles and distilleries, including Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish home. Sitting on the ‘Snow Road’, the hostel is the perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts and is within easy reach of the Cairngorms and the ski centres at Glenshee and the Lecht.

The hostel boasts many traditional features and offers guests a range of comfortable private rooms and shared dorm accommodation. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available. Other facilities include free WiFi, a bright comfortable lounge with TV, a drying room, laundry free onsite parking and secure bike storage with the facility to charge e-bikes.

Braemar is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on: +44 (0) 1339 741 659  to check availability. There is a small charge of £7.50 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

‘Wee Breakfast’ available (please remember to pre-book).  

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Great location
  • Friendly staff with expert local knowledge
  • Local shops and restaurants within walking distance
  • Licensed, serving local beers and wine

For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here 

Braemar Youth Hostel

Corrie Feragie, 21 Glenshee Road, Braemar AB35 5YQ Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Season: Open all year

Reception Hours

Reception Hours: Sunday to Thursday 07:00-10:00 & 17:00-21:30, Friday and Saturday 07:00-10:00 & 17:00-22:00

Check in

Check in: 17:00 - 21:30

Check out

Check out: 08.00 - 10:00

Access Hours

Access hours: Late arrival and access outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only


Bike Store

Free Wifi

Free Parking (limited on-site) p

Drying Room

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Alcohol Licence

Laundry Room

Lounge/TV Room

Guest Kitchen

Pet Dogs Welcome

Private Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Shopping Nearby

Towel Hire

Family Rooms

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Surrounded by the Grampian Mountains, Braemar is the ideal base for exploring Royal Deeside and the mighty Cairngorms. Balmoral Castle, the Queen's Scottish home, is nearby (open between April-July) and there are a host of distilleries for whisky enthusiasts to explore.

The village sits on 'The Snow Road', a 90-mile journey which takes you from the picturesque market town of Blairgowrie to the traditional Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey. The route traverses the highest public road in Britain through some of the most impressive landscapes in the eastern Cairngorms, linking the communities of Braemar, Ballater and Tomintoul.

With no less than 24 Munros within easy reach it's no wonder the area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts. It's also a perfect base for winter sports, as Glenshee is just eight miles to the south and the Lecht is to the north.

This ancient village is also home to the world famous annual Braemar Gathering and Highland Games. Held on the first Saturday in September, the event is regularly attended by the Royal Family and features the best pipe bands, pipers, Highland dancers and athletes.

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