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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ballater Hostel (formerly Habitat @Ballater) is a 25 bed five star self-catering hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, near Balmoral, on the east side of the Cairngorms National Park.

The Hostel is owned and run by Dominique & Daniel, who took over the hostel in August 2016.

We have both traditional dorm rooms and private rooms, along with a large open plan kitchen / dining / communal area with wood burning stove. A drying room and cycle storage is also available.

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

From £20 per person per night (mixed dorm) and £33 per room per night (private room).

Excellent facilities, comfortable beds and a warm and friendly welcome awaits you – the kettle is always on! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    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+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Sep 2017
    Dan and Dom were lovely and always keen to help out with suggestions. Living space is nice and cosy with games to keep you entertained whilst enjoying a beer by the fire. Lots of spices/ shared food to enjoy in the kitchen. Rooms were ideal, brilliant black-out blind! Fab location. Would definitely recommend and hope to come back!
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Aug 2018
    The people running it and the place itself was lovely! So beautiful, hope to be back - WiFi could be better though
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    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
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    12 Jan 2018
    Great place to stay friendly and clean very good facilities
    Ireland, Male, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


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