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
    Mobility difficulties Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    13 Feb 2015 - 30 Oct 2015

    Open extended weekends in January, February and December. RentaHostal also available.

    Prices from £18 (adults) and £16 (children)

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Towel Charge

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi Small charge

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


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


    • 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
    • Dinner Available Dinner: 2 course £9.95; 3 course £11.95
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Lunch Available Packed Lunches: £5.95
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Internet Access Small charge
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome Small fee payable - please book in advance

    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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