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The Smugglers Hostel

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Overview of The Smugglers Hostel

The Smugglers Hostel

2 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLecht Ski Resort7 min drive
  • Popular LocationLecht 209011 min drive
  • Popular LocationGlenlivet Distillery16 min drive

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About this area


Located in Ballindalloch, The Smugglers Hostel is in a rural area. Corgarff Castle and Ballindalloch Castle are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cairngorms National Park and Ben Rinnes.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lecht Ski Resort - 7 min drive
  • Lecht 2090 - 11 min drive
  • Corgarff Castle - 13 min drive
  • Glenlivet Distillery - 16 min drive
  • Grantown Museum - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Keith and Dufftown Railway - 29 min drive


  • Glen Avon Hotel - 4 min walk
  • The Coffee Still Cafe - 11 min drive

About this property

The Smugglers Hostel

Hostel in Ballindalloch with free parking
The Smugglers is only open for group bookings from January 2017 - March 2017. We have some fantastic deals from £300 per night for all 26 beds. Please call us on 01807 580358 for more details.The Smugglers is the friendliest & highest hostel in the Scottish Highlands, located in the picturesque village of Tomintoul, surrounded by stunning countryside waiting to be explored and enjoyed.Tomintoul is a hidden gem in the Cairngorms National Park and a great location to base yourself for a range of outdoor activities, photography, wildlife watching, whisky tasting and so much more!This 26 bed hostel has great facilities, friendly and informative staff and a superb common room, so whether you are travelling alone or as part of a group you are assured a warm welcome and comfortable stay.
The Smugglers Hostel offers 22 forms of accommodation. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

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

Property is also known as

Smugglers Hostel Ballindalloch
Smugglers Ballindalloch
The Smugglers Hostel Ballindalloch
The Smugglers Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 67%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 3 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good atmosphere, nice staff and nice people staying. Good sharing kitchen and living
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
great little hostel
I had a great night stay here. the facilities are good, the member of staff was very friendly and helpful there is a local shop/pub/restaurant. Nice and quiet, i had the best nights sleep here.
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019