Overview of Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

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4.3/5 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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCairngorm Reindeer Centre4 min walk
    Popular LocationLoch Morlich16 min walk
    Popular LocationCairnGorm Mountain6 min drive
    AirportInverness (INV)62 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Women only
  • Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Beds
    More detailsQuadruple Room
  • Room (8 Person)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 8
    • 8 Single Beds
    More detailsRoom (8 Person)
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Men only
  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room
  • Room (6 Person)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 6 Single Beds
    More detailsRoom (6 Person)

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.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cairngorm Reindeer Centre - 4 min walk
  • Loch Morlich - 16 min walk
  • CairnGorm Mountain - 6 min drive
  • Loch an Eilein - 9 min drive
  • Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Aviemore Station - 9 min drive
  • AirportInverness (INV) - 62 min drive


  • The Druie - 7 min drive
  • The Old Bridge Inn - 8 min drive
  • La Taverna - 8 min drive
  • Happy Haggis - 8 min drive
  • Royal Tandoori - 8 min drive

About this property

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

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

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 regional sanitisation guidelines of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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

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

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shared bathroom



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)

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

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 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

Frequently asked questions

Is Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Check-in is from 5 PM - 10:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel located?
Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from CairnGorm Mountain. Loch Morlich and Cairngorm Reindeer Herd are also within 2 miles (3 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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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
Happy face iconLiked: 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
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Staff v helpful & friendly. Great having the flexibility to buy breakfast or an evening meal.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: 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

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Very friendly welcoming atmosphere. Staff very helpful. Food very good.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

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