Ballater Hostel, Bridge Square, Ballater, AB35 5QJ
Ballater Hostel (formerly Habitat @Ballater) is a 25 bed self-catering hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, near Balmoral, on the east side of the Cairngorms National Park. The Hostel is owned and run by Dominique & Daniel, who took over the hostel in August 2016. Ballater Hostel has both traditional dormitories and private rooms, along with a large open plan kitchen/dining/communal area with wood burning stove. A drying room and cycle storage is also available. Either book the whole hostel, a room or just a bed, with no minimum stay. Excellent facilities, comfortable beds and a warm and friendly welcome awaits you – the kettle is always on!This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.
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28: 1×8, 1×6, 1×2, 3×4 (family)
All year. Reception open 8-10am & 5-10pm. No access 10am-5pm.
Dorm beds from £18.70, Private rooms from £29.50 per room.
Book via website (easiest, + online discount available), email, phone or in person.
From the east (Aberdeen) enter Ballater on A93, with river on left. Shortly after passing Clan Shop on left (before T-junction and triangle of green) hostel is on right, on stony tack, opposite Clachan Grill restaurant. From the west (Braemar) enter Ballater on A93. Go through village, turn left with A93 (Alex Pub on right, bridge over River Dee ahead). Hostel is 50m on left, on stony tack, opposite Clachan Grill restaurant. 5min walk from bus stop outside Co-op.
Airport/Trains/Buses in Aberdeen. Bus (201/202/203 Stagecoach) from Aberdeen bus/train station to Ballater (every 60mins, journey takes 2hrs).
News & Offers
Flushing away poverty one toilet at a time.
Inspired by Independent Hostel UK, Ballater Hostel have just twinned their loo and bought some bamboo loo roll. Their donation to Tearfund will provide clean water and safe sanitation to some of the world’s poorest people. This is just one of the Green efforts made at Ballater Hostel. It uses a green heating system, underfloor heating by air source heat pump, to keep their guests toastie warm in Winter. They also encourage their guests to adventure by bike by providing a large secure bike storage area.
The gorgeous Habitat Hostel at Ballater has just become Ballater Hostel
Habitat@Ballator has just changed its name to Ballator hostel. The hostels is a five star luxury hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, near Balmoral, on the east side of the Cairngorms National Park. It offers great self catering accommodation for groups, families and independent travellers. Amazing walking, climbing and cycling nearby.
Habitat Hostel provides a perfect base. Book the whole hostel, book a bed or a room.
Habitat hostel has 25 beds in shared and private rooms and is right in the centre of Ballater, near Balmoral. Great accommodation for groups, families and independent travellers with prices from £20 per person. Large open plan kitchen/communal area with wood burning stove. Book the whole hostel, book a bed or a room. In a great location for the east Cairngorms, amazing walking and cycling, on the bus route between Aberdeen and Braemar, Lochnagar (both the mountain and the distillery) and Loch Muick less than 10miles away, Balmoral only a 15min drive, Muir Of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (with MacGregor’s Cave) & Cambus O May Forest just up the road, a mound of castles nearby, close to Lecht and Glenshee ski resor. In the village are several restaurants & cafes, two bike hire places, an information centre and a variety of shops including a butchers, a deli, a well-stocked Co-op . Perfect for visiting East Cairngorms – especially Lochnagar and Loch Muick.