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Braemar Youth Hostel

3-star Ballater hostel with bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from March 9 2021 to April 1 2022 (dates subject to change).
  • The property is closed between July 21 and December 31.

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21 Glenshee Road, Ballater, AB35 5YQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
9.2.Superb.
  • Most helpful kind staff Ian so knowledgeable of area

    Oct 14, 2019

  • Could do with check in earlier than 5 o’clock. Bonus for us was seeing Red Squirrels. We…

    Jul 26, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We're Good To Go (UK) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 72 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 9 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Braemar Golf Club - 5 min walk
  • Braemar Castle - 17 min walk
  • Ballochbuie Forest - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Glenshee Ski Centre - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Balmoral Castle - 9.3 mi / 14.9 km
  • Cairngorms National Park - 19.4 mi / 31.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (6 Person)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Braemar Golf Club - 5 min walk
  • Braemar Castle - 17 min walk
  • Ballochbuie Forest - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Glenshee Ski Centre - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Balmoral Castle - 9.3 mi / 14.9 km
  • Cairngorms National Park - 19.4 mi / 31.2 km
  • Loch Muick - 19.6 mi / 31.5 km

Getting around

  • Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) - 68 min drive
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21 Glenshee Road, Ballater, AB35 5YQ, Scotland, United Kingdom

At a glance

Size

  • 9 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 5 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge

Services

  • Laundry facilities

Facilities

  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 5.95 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Braemar Youth Hostel Ballater
  • Braemar Youth Ballater
  • Braemar Youth Hostel Ballater
  • Braemar Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Braemar Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Ballater

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FAQs

  • This property is closed from March 9 2021 to April 1 2022 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 5 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hungry Highlander (4-min walk), Gathering Place Bistro (4-min walk), and The Bothy Coffee Shop (4-min walk).
  • Braemar Youth Hostel has a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely bird watching out the windows. Great kitchen! Sweet little village minutes away on foot and hill hiking in every direction.

    1 night trip, Feb 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sehr netter Empfang, tolle Lage am Waldrand. Gute Tipps bekommen für Unternehmungen und Essen.

    1 night romance trip, May 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    David, 1 night trip, Oct 10, 2019

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