Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

A non refundable deposit of 10% of the booking total is required.
Full booking balance is due on the day of arrival.
If the booking is cancelled less than 2 days before arrival then a charge equal to the first night of the stay will be made.
In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ballater Hostel is a 29 bed (sleeps 32) five-star large self-catering hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, just east of Braemar, in North East Scotland.??

Surrounded by mountains in the Cairngorms National Park the Hostel is owned and run by Dominique & Daniel, who took over the hostel in August 2016.

Either book the whole hostel, a room or just a bed, with no minimum stay.

Our accommodation provides both traditional style dorm rooms as well as private rooms, all of which are en-suite. There is a large open plan kitchen / dining / living area, with wood burning stove. A drying room with laundry facilities in addition to bike storage is available. We also have a hosepipe so after a long bike ride you can clean your bike up!

A warm and friendly welcome always awaits you the kettle is always on! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2021
    Absolutely no complaints, a great place to stay with good local amenities, right down to the 24 hour service station just down the road. Highly recommended.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2021
    Just, wonderful. An immaculate, homely hostel, well equipped, lots of character. Check in was incredibly friendly. Easy parking nearby. Every detail has been though of- bedside storage, charging points. En-suite bathrooms. Stunning location in the Cairngorms.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2019
    Myself and 3 friends stayed at Ballater hostel recently. Our hosts Daniel and Dominique were friendly and welcoming. It is in a great central location with fantastic facilities and spotlessly clean. There is also secure bike storage attached to the hostel. I would highly recommend.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2019
    The Hostel was fantastic. It was the best hostel I have ever been to. It really shows that they thought about every single detail to improve our stay. The dining area was cosy, with ample supplies and different teas, everything was clean, the rooms were nice and warm and you could change the temperature, the shower was perfect and they even had hairdryers and everything you could ask for. Best of all were the owners, who were so friendly and helpful. This hostel provides well in all regards.
    Spain, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2019
    By far the best Hostel I have stayed in. Very friendly welcome, flexible and thoughtful to your needs and extremely well supplied with extras that you tend to forget (I do anyway). The hosts are there if you need them, but discrete and on hand if required. You can get on with your stay secure that your stay will be the easiets part of our plans. Well done and keep it up. Arthur
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    13 Aug 2019
    Absolutely loved my stay here. Staff were so friendly and the place was cozy with character. Great shower and separate toilet both off the dorm room which I prefer. Only good things to say about this place.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi