Ballater Hostel, Ballater Hostel, Bridge Square, Ballater, AB35 5QJ

Call Dominique or Daniel on 01339 753752

Self-catering hostel in Ballater

Ballater Hostel is a 29 bed (sleeps 32) 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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  • Beds & Rooms:

    29:1x8,1x6,1x4,1x2,3x3 (family)
  • Open:

    All year. Reception 8-10am / 5-10pm.
  • Price per night:

    Dorm beds £20.50. Private rooms from £34.50.
  • Booking:

    Book via website (easiest), email, phone or in person.
  • Directions:

    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.
  • Public Transport :

    Airport/Trains/Buses in Aberdeen. Bus (201/202/203 Stagecoach) from Aberdeen bus/train station to Ballater (every 60mins, journey takes 2hrs).
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee

r Accessibility Info

Access: There is level access into Ballater hostel. Bedrooms: There is a ground floor level access bedroom. Toilet: There is an accessible bathroom with grab rails, there is a small step into the shower. ..Click for photos and more


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Ballater voted 4th best place to visit in the UK!

July 24th 2023

Ballater has been voted the 4th best place to visit in the UK for a great value trip, 2nd in Scotland 😊👏 We need say nothing more 😊 Why not pop over to visit us and stay at Ballater Hostel whilst you’re at it?

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The Caledonian Forest, habitit of Golden Eagles as featured on the Wild Isles BBC1 series.

February 13th 2023

Ballater is an excellent base to explore the Cairngorms. These mountains and national park support the largest remains of the Caledonian forest, an ancient native pine woodland, recently reinhabited by Golden Eagles.

a loch surrounded by Caledonian Forest near Ballater Hostel
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Highland Adventure Activities from Ballater Hostel

October 14th 2022

Want to get away but have no idea where to start? Need to know what there actually is to do?  Ballater Hostel is located right in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. There are so many activities to suit all abilities right on its doorstep.  With 7 private rooms available, all en suite, 5 with TVs and 3 with king beds why not put Ballater Hostel on your list of places to stay on your next holiday?  Read on to find just what there is to do…

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