Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel (SYHA)


Glenmore, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, PH22 1QY

    An atmospheric old shooting lodge in the Cairngorm National Park this is an ideal base for hiking, biking, climbing and winter sports.

    Situated in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, seven miles from Aviemore and just two miles from the Cairngorm mountain funicular and snowsports area, Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel provides an ideal base for year-round activities, including hillwalking, climbing, snowsports, mountain biking, pony trekking, watersports and fishing.

    This 72-bed youth hostel provides great facilities including a good range of multi-share and private rooms, well-equipped self-catering kitchen, cycle store, drying room, internet and Wi-Fi access. Cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and full evening meals are also available. Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, families and groups looking for budget accommodation.

    Most activities take place on the Rothiemurchus Estate, a fabulous area with many easy paths through the Caledonian Pine forest. The Loch Morlich Watersports Centre and a large beach are opposite the youth hostel and many of our activity holidays are based here. For something different visit the Reindeer Centre, where you can learn and feed these friendly free roaming animals.

    Dogs are now welcome at Cairngorm Lodge, 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
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    13 Feb 2015 - 31 Mar 2017

    Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is open 7 days a week from February to October. During this time individuals, families and groups can book beds and rooms or the youth hostel can also be booked as a self catering lodge for a minimum of two nights. From November to January the opening times is extended to weekends only but the Lodge is always available to book as a self catering property from £576.00 per night (low season rate)

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Bed in shared dormitory
    £18.50 per person per night (room only)

    Our prices range from £17.50 (adults) and £15.50 (children) per night. Private rooms are also available to book and available from £24.00 per person per night. Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel is also available on an exclusive use and self catering basis from £576.00 per night. We have a resident chef and offer a full catering service to include breakfast, lunch and dinner

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Cheap Holidays
    • Holiday Rentals
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Children Welcome


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access Small charge
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Picnic Area


    • Lochside Location
    • Mountains area
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome Small fee payable - please book in advance
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Can use own suppliers


    • Bar Available We are fully licensed and sell locally brewed Cairngorm beer, cider & wine to hostel residents. Please note that we do not sell alcohol to non-residents, passers-by, drop-in dinner guests or off sales.
    • Breakfast Available Continental Breakfast: £4.95 Scottish Cooked Breakfast: £6.50
    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dinner Available Dinner: 2 course £9.95; 3 course £11.95
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Lunch Available Packed Lunches: £5.95
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Bunk Beds
    • Drying Facilities
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Toilets
    • Towel Charge
    • Towels Provided £2.00 per person

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi Small charge

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


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

    Road Directions

    Take B970 from south end of Aviemore for 7 miles in the direction of Coylumbridge, Cairngorm, Loch Morlich Watersports. The youth hostel turn is opposite Glenmore Shop.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by rail: From Aviemore Railway Station turn left, continue past the BP petrol station and take the next left to Cairngorm, Glenmore, Loch Morlich. Continue for 6.5 miles.


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    Accommodation Special Offer
    For best available rates and access to saver rates for private rooms then please book direct with If wishing to book a Youth Hostel as a Rent-a-Hostel for Exclusive use or when booking for 10 or more people then please contact us direct to discuss the rates we have available and your specific requirements. Email: or or 0845 293 7373 (Office hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

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