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Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

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Overview of Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

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Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

3 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Glenmore, Loch Morlich, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1QY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCairngorm Reindeer Centre4 min walk
  • Popular LocationLoch Morlich16 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairngorm Reindeer Herd10 min drive
  • AirportInverness (INV)49 min drive

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About this area


Located in Aviemore, Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is in the mountains and in a national park. Cairngorms National Park and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Cairngorm Reindeer Herd and Speyside Wildlife. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing.

What's nearby

  • Cairngorm Reindeer Centre - 4 min walk
  • Loch Morlich - 16 min walk
  • CairnGorm Mountain - 6 min drive
  • Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre - 7 min drive
  • Cairngorm Reindeer Herd - 10 min drive


  • The Storehouse - 6 min drive
  • The Druie - 7 min drive
  • The Old Bridge Inn - 8 min drive
  • La Taverna - 8 min drive
  • Happy Haggis - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Aviemore Station - 9 min drive
  • Inverness (INV) - 49 min drive

About this property

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

Eco-friendly hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a library and a garden. All 11 rooms offer free WiFi.
Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel offers 11 forms of accommodation. This Aviemore hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:00 AM: GBP 5.95-7.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

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Check-in from 5 PM - 10:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed in July.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 5.95 and GBP 7.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel Aviemore
Cairngorm Youth Aviemore
Cairngorm Youth
SYHA Cairngorm Lodge Hostel
SYHA Cairngorm Lodge
Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel Aviemore
Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel (loch Morlich) Hotel Aviemore
Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect hostel
Great - really friendly and helpful
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
They thought of everything
Lovely atmosphere. They thought of everything you could possibly need
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very conveniently located near multiple hiking routes, and right in front of the bus stop from/to Aviemore. Very clean and comfortable, and the receptionist was very helpful and friendly!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff v helpful & friendly. Great having the flexibility to buy breakfast or an evening meal.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect stay in the hostel. Clean and tidy. Kitchen facilities are good for cooking and also the dinner was served in a reasonable price. The pub near to the hostel had live music and cheap drinks. All activities near to the hostel. Wifi and charging mobile phones were the negatives. Atleast one charging port in the rooms would have been helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018