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General Group Booking Terms

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

  • 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 4 weeks prior to 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

Period before your arrival date charges:

More than 8 weeks (57 days or more) 20% of total cost

8 – 4 weeks (56 - 29 days) 55% of total cost

4 – 0 weeks (28 -0 day) 100% of total cost

Additional Terms and Conditions

a. Standard Group bookings are defined as an organised group of 10 people or more and booking SYHA services only.
b. Group package bookings are defined as 7.1a with the inclusion of additional elements provided by third party suppliers, such as activities, venue entry tickets, travel arrangements.
c. There is a legal requirement at licensed Youth Hostels for a minimum 1:10 ratio of adults to children.
d. Junior rates are applied to youths under 16 years. Persons that are 16 and over will be charged the senior rate.
e. SYHA Hostelling will endeavor to allocate “a group” together but in some situations this may be difficult due to the group number or the physical accommodation breakdown. On these occasions’ drivers, group leaders, persons may need to share room facilities with others.
f. For all group bookings, SYHA must receive a named rooming list, anticipated arrival time, notification of meal requirements and any special requirement provided at least 4 weeks (28 days) prior to arrival.
g. Every group is required to have a leader, regarded as the Lead Person, who is responsible for making and paying for the booking and is the main point of contact before, during and after the stay.
h. The Lead Person is required to be resident within the Youth Hostel throughout the duration of their booking and will be the contact person for our staff.
i. The Lead Person must be aged 18 years or over.
j. For all group bookings, SYHA must have a direct mobile telephone contact with the Lead Person whilst travelling, and a contact email address provided at least 72 hours prior to arrival.
k. Check-in is from 5pm on the day of arrival; however you are welcome to drop off any luggage in the morning. Some hostel may be able to accept earlier arrivals from 3pm but this should be confirmed in advance.
l. Departing groups must remove all their belongings from their room, and check out, before 10am. After this time groups may make use of the luggage storage facilities but all possessions must be removed from the room and the room key card handed back to reception. Late check-outs will incur a charge of an additional night.

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."

Additional Info:

Full catering is available please advise at time of booking.

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

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Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is a former shooting lodge in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, seven miles from Aviemore with stunning views towards the Northern Corries.

The hostel offers a range of comfortable private rooms and spacious shared accommodation with separate washrooms. Guests can opt for a continental breakfast, lunch or evening meal served in the dining room or take advantage of the large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen.

The hostel is licensed so you can relax and enjoy a locally brewed beer or a glass of wine in the cosy lounge, while taking in the view across the Cairngorms. Other facilities include a pool table, laundry, drying room and secure bike store. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. Due to the hostel’s remote location, WiFi is free but access is limited.

Local activities include hillwalking, climbing, snowsports, mountain biking, pony trekking, watersports and fishing. Most activities take place on the Rothiemurchus Estate, a fabulous area with many easy paths through the Caledonian Pine Forest. The Scottish Whisky Trail is also nearby and, for something different, visit the Reindeer Centre, where you can feed and learn about these friendly free-roaming animals.

The hostel sits across the road from the banks of Loch Morlich, which boasts the highest sandy beach in the UK.

Cairngorm Lodge 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.

Please note – we are continuing to modernise our hostels and work will be carried out on the externals of Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel from June to October. Our on-site team are working hard to minimise any disruption, but please be aware that you may experience some noise between 8am and 6pm daily. Please contact the hostel team by email with any questions. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Sep 2019
    Perfect place to stay in the National Park! Clean, comfortable, safe. The restaurant had great food too.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Sep 2019
    I arrived feeling upset, but determined to make the best of a bad job after other plans fell through. I was greeted by a very kind young woman who told me, when I said I was going to repack my things, that this was a very therapeutic thing to do. I then went for a long, rather lonely walk, and when I returned I had a beer and a lovely hot shower, and I caught up with correspondence after eating something in the kitchen. All in all, the stay was very good and I so appreciated the staff's kindness
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Aug 2019
    Fabulous location and exactly what we were looking for regarding are stay. Accommodation is well looked after and includes all the facilities you expect in a hostel. Looking forward to our next stay. Thanks
    Scotland, All Male Group, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Aug 2019
    Great location for hiking! Staff super helpful and extremely clean.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Jul 2019
    Excellence Staff are wonderful All is good
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Aug 2019
    The hostel was nice and the showers worked well. My only complaint is that the charging ports are downstairs. Other than that everything was great.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Jul 2019
    Lovely hostel, right in the Cairngorms. I stayed for 3 nights and had such a great experience— both with the Cairngorm mountains and the hostel— that i truly wanted to extend my stay. I’m definitely going back. Clean, convenient, with a great kitchen and restaurant. The staff was super helpful not only regarding checkin and hostel matters, but also with tips about hiking routes and local knowledge. Cannot recommend enough- simply fantstic!
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Aug 2019
    Really clean place with great facilities and nice staff. Dont have plugs in the rooms which is kinds annoying but overall fine. Lots of good common spaces but not really a place to meet other single travellers. Great for families and small or large groups though. Wonderful location too! Comfy beds.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Aug 2019
    Lovely family room. Great staff. Amazing location. Only thing I would have preferred is more modern showers as they smelt a bit “drainy” but other than that, a fabulous stay. Thank you.
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    01 Oct 2019
    Very good base for Cairngorms National Park excursions. Nothing to complain. Though check-in is late (5 p.m.) , you can come earlier and relax.
    Germany, Male, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


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