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

Call Dominique or Daniel on 01339 753752


Ballater Hostel is a 29 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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

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

    All year. Reception 8-10am / 5-10pm. No daytime access.
  • Price per night:

    Dorm beds from £18.70. Private rooms from £29.33.
  • Booking:

    Book via website (easiest, + online discount available), 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

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on a dark sky area, the page of accommodation near Castles and the IHUK signage page.

It has availability at February Half Term and Spring Bank Holiday and Whitsun Half Term.


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Ballater Hostel

Ballater Victoria Week is almost here!!

July 26th 2019

Ballater’s annual week long Victoria Week is almost upon us. This year commencing on Friday 2nd August, continuing for 10 days. It’s going to be great and we at Ballater Hostel cannot wait!

Commencing on Friday 2nd August all the way through to Sunday 11th August. There is soooo much going on – talks, book fair, vehicle parade, messy play, strawberry tea, TV quiz show, highland games (with lots and lots of piping!!), ceilidh, afternoon tea, car boot sale, antiques fair, duck race…to name but a few! Further info here.


So much to do at Ballater Hostel

June 29th 2019

With Cairngorms National Park, Balmoral Castle, and more!

Enjoy Cairnnorms National Park and Lochnagar’s range of Mungros by bikes hired in the village, and finish off by enjoying the produce of Lochnagar Distillery!

Ballater Hostel

Summer is here at Ballater Hostel!

June 27th 2019

Absolutely scorcher of a day today here in Ballater. Solid blue skies, big yellow thing omitting heat, just lovely 🙂 Lochnagar looked amazing from afar – so clear – not a cloud in sight!

Plenty of space here at Ballater Hostel for the up and coming weeks. Especially for the Royal Deeside Gold Classic late July, Ballater Victoria Week beginning August and the Aberdeenshire Enduro Series 2019 mid-August.

Ballater Hostel in the Cairngorms

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