Braemar Youth Hostel (SYHA)


21 Glenshee Road, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YQ

    Impressive former shooting lodge standing in extensive grounds in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, an ideal base for outdoor and cultural activities.

    Braemar Youth Hostel is a mix of traditional and modern with many homely touches such as big comfy sofas, a large self-catering kitchen and a spacious dining room. The youth hostel provides a wide range of rooms including many private and family rooms and is a popular choice with families, groups and outdoor enthusiasts looking for budget accommodation.

    Braemar is an ideal base for exploring Royal Deeside, the mighty Cairngorms and in winter is a great location for skiing and boarding at Glenshee and The Lecht. Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish home, is nearby (open between April-July) and there are many distilleries to visit, including Lochnagar. Other activities include hillwalking, mountain biking, wildlife watching and golf.

    Dogs are now welcome at Braemar, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.

    3 Hostel
    Cyclists Welcome Walkers Welcome Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    29 Jan 2016 - 25 Oct 2016

    RentaHostel also available

    Prices from £18.50 (adults) and £15.50 (children)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday


    • Children Welcome
    • Indoor Play Area


    • Internet Access Small charge
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome Please book a dog friendly room in advance
    • Groups Welcome


    • Breakfast Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Microwave

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi Small charge

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Public Transport Directions

    The youth hostel is on the A93 at the southern end of the village. It is the first building on the right as you enter the village from the south or the last building on the left as you head out towards Glenshee ski area. The hostel is set back from the road.

    From Braemar Tourist Information Centre turn right out of mews and cross the river, continue to takeaway then turn right. The youth hostel is 300 metres further along road on the left hand side - look out for the sign.

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