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Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel Reviews

Glenmore, Aviemore, Scotland

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95 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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We were running late and David (on reception) was very patient, giving us directions and waiting for us to arrive. In the end it was well gone eleven o'clock at night when we arrived yet we were greeted with a smile. Thank you.

  • 11th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


We liked the hostel, but we think it's something between a hostel and a hotel. There were a lot of families and older guests as well so if you're looking for comfort it's good. But if you're looking to meet new people and a cheap place to stay I would recommand finding an other hostel


While the hostel itself was nice, keep in mind when booking that you are not actually in Aviemore. It's about six miles out, and there's no good place to get groceries. Additionally, reception keeps odd hours so if you need anything in the middle of the day you will probably be out of luck. That said, the location is perfect for going hiking and relaxing and the beds are fairly comfortable.


I would love to come back.... great Staff!!!


Excellent location with lots to do and great common rooms.thanks.


Service desk and chef meals and service where best I have had anywhere in europe on my trip so far.

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Loved the Lodge. Our only comment is that the computer system used for checking in and other admin seemed to take a ridiculously long time, which meant queues at Reception during busy periods. (Perhaps due to poor internet access?) Felt sorry for the staff (and the guests!)

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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