Dalwhinnie Old School Hostel, Ben Alder Road, Dalwhinnie, Highland, PH19 1AB

Call Lee Cleghorn on 07960 174462

Brand new hostel in the Cairngorms

Dalwhinnie Old School Hostel is situated on the south eastern edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Formerly the village primary school it was been completely refurbished and opened as a hostel in late 2020. The brainchild of Lee, an experienced traveller and hosteller, the hostel sleeps up to 27 across 5 rooms. Spotlessly clean and brand new, the facilities include a large fully equipped kitchen and 2 friendly common rooms, one of which features a large log burner and a 70” satellite TV with Sky TV and DVD. Set in an acre of grounds there are fantastic views to the mountains beyond. You are welcome to use the hostel’s hot tub, in it's own summer house, for a small charge. There are Munros waiting to be climbed in every direction. For cyclists the N7 route goes close by and the nearby Laggan Wolftrax has a network of mountain bike and walking trails. Loch Ericht is just a few minutes’ walk away and is great for canoeing or kayaking. Dalwhinnie Old School Hostel is half way between Pitlochry and Aviemore and makes the perfect stop-over on the way to the NC500 or the Isle of Skye. For those travelling by public transport the hostel is conveniently situated opposite the train station on the Edinburgh - Inverness line. Mountain bike and outdoor equipment for hire. Laundry service. Off street parking.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    27: 1x10, 2x6, 1xdbl+sgl, 1xdbl.
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    From £22pp. Private rooms from £60 per room.
  • Booking:

    Full payment in advance. Cancellations less than 7 days before arrival are non refundable.
  • Directions:

    Dalwhinnie is located a mile off the A9 halfway between Perth and Inverness. The hostel is directly opposite the train station.
  • Public Transport :

    The hostel is opposite Dalwhinnie train station on the Edinburgh to Inverness line
  • Walks :

    LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Great North Trail Scottish National Trail
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aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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For ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, Capercaillie, Osprey and so much more

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Stay at Dalwhinnie Old School Hostel on the southeastern edge of the Cairngorms National Park.  Literally, on the doorstep you have one of the best places for rare wildlife in the UK. Featured on BBC Wild Isles series the Cairngorms are home to the ancient wild Caledonian pinewoods, red squirrel, capercaille, osprey and so many more of our rarest fauna and flora.



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A fab new hostel just opened in the Cairngorms.

November 5th 2021

Situated in Dalwhinnie, the Old School Hostel has just been converted to a 27 bed hostel. The brainchild of Lee, an experienced international hosteller, the refurbishment and design reflects all that he has learnt in his travels.

Everything in the hostel is brand new and spotlessly clean.  The facilities are first rate, the views are out of this world and there’s even a hot tub in the garden.   The hostel is situated opposite Dalwhinnie train station, which is perfect for those arriving by public transport, and the world famous Dalwhinnie whisky distillery is just across the field.  Picture yourself, sipping a dram of the local single malt relaxing in the hostel’s hot tub gazing out to the mountains. All this while paying hostel prices!!

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