Habitat@ballater, Bridge Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5QJ

    Habitat is situated in a quiet courtyard near the village centre. It is a purpose built hostel with superb facilities. There are a mix of shared bunkrooms and private family rooms. The hostel is ideal for groups or single travellers.

    Set in a quiet courtyard in the centre of Ballater,Habitat is a modern purpose built hostel .We offer a wide range of rooms to suit families,groups or the independent traveller.The whole hostel can be rented out for groups and family gatherings.

    Ballater is a lovely village and is a good base for exploring the Eastern Cairngorms and rural Aberdeenshire.
    There are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the village and Ballater has an excellent selection of shops and activity providers

    All our bedrooms are en suite ,ranging from eight bed dormitories,four bed family rooms,doubles to single accommodation.All bedding is included.

    The hostel has a lovely sitting area with huge sofas, widescreen  TV and a wood burning stove.
    The kitchen is large and equipped with everything you need whether cooking for a small family or a large group.
    The hostel also has free Wi-Fi  and a good supply of books and games for rainy days or wintery evenings.

    We have a great drying room with dehumidifier, washer and tumble dryer.
    The hostel is fully wheelchair accessible.
    We can provide travel cots, highchairs and baby monitors.

    We have secure storage for cycles and motorbikes.

    5 Hostel
    Walkers Welcome Bikers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open New Year
    2016 Opening Times
    2 Jan 2016 - 19 Nov 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Private Triple Room
    £75.00 per room per night (room only)
    Private Twin
    £55.00 per room per night (room only)
    Quadruple Room
    £100.00 per room per night (room only)
    Shared Bunkroom
    £22.00 per person per night (room only)
    Single Room
    £31.00 per room per night (room only)

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


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Bunk Beds
    • Drying Facilities
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Towel Charge
    • Tumble Dryer
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • On Public Transport Route


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Mountains area
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    Situated on edge of village directly off A93

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- 300 metres from TIC

    Getting there by railway:- Nearest station Aberdeen or Stonehaven approx. 1 hour by car from either.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Approx. 2hours by car from Inverness airport and 1 hour by car from Aberdeen airport.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Stay for two nights or more in our shared bunkrooms and pay only £20 per night.Normal price £22 per night.

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Child discounts avaliable in our triple and quadruple rooms.

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