Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.


Braemar Youth Hostel

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

An impressive former shooting lodge, Braemar Youth Hostel sits in extensive grounds in the heart of Cairngorms National Park and is a great base for exploring Royal Deeside with its many castles and distilleries, including Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish home.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, the hostel boasts many traditional features and offers guests a wide range of room types, from comfortable private rooms to spacious shared accommodation. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Guests can opt for a continental breakfast served in the dining room or take advantage of the large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen. Other facilities include free WiFi, a bright, comfortable lounge with TV, a laundry and drying room, free onsite parking and secure bike storage. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

Sitting on the ‘Snow Road’, the hostel is the perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts, within easy reach of the Cairngorms and the ski centres at Glenshee and the Lecht.

Braemar is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct to check availability. There is a small charge of £5 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2022
    We found the hostel to be very comfortable. The staff were both friendly and helpful.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 May 2022
    We were travelling from Edinburgh and wanted somewhere to stay before climbing Lochnagar - and Braemar Youth Hostel was perfect. In spite of arriving just after 9pm, we received such a warm welcome from Sarah. The hostel is in an amazing location with 360 degree views, from the warmth of the warm spacious rooms within. We had the best room at the top of the house, and slept like logs - everything spotlessly clean. Everything perfect, and value for money - 10/10. Thank you - to all the team.
    Scotland, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    perfectly located for outdoor activities in the southern cairngorms. Staff knows the area well and is happy to have a chat about conditions etc.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    13 Oct 2019
    Very cozy hostel, made me want to stay in with a cup of tea instead of going out into the cold! Very spacious, both the common area and bedrooms, so you definitely don't feel like you are on top of each other. The building is a beautiful hunting lodge, in the middle of the woods, just minutes away from Braemar's centre. I'll defintely use the hostel as a base on my next trip up to the cairngorms. The only negative was that the bunkbeds can squeak when rolling around at night.
    Portugal, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Jul 2022
    Very helpful staff, lovely location and well stocked kitchen.
    Scotland, Couple, 31-40
  • 4.9


    23 Sep 2022
    I have stayed in many hostels but the facilities provided at this hostel were shocking. We stayed in a female three bedded room with no space to hang anything apart from walking jackets and the only washing/showering facilities nearby were MALE showers/toilets and washing facilities. Having spoken to some foreign visitors, they were equally shocked at the facilities.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games