Hostels in Scotland : Self-catering hostel in Ballater in the Cairngorms National Park.


Habitat @ Ballater, Bridge Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5QJ

Habitat hostel is a five star self-catering hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, near Balmoral, on the east side of the Cairngorms National Park. The bunk and private rooms, all en suite, offer great accommodation for groups, families and independent travellers. Either book the whole hostel, a room or just a bed. No minimum stay. Large open plan kitchen/dining/communal area with wood burning stove. Drying room and cycle storage available. Excellent facilities, comfortable beds and a friendly welcome. A great location in the east Cairngorms; amazing walking, climbing and cycling nearby; on the bus route between Aberdeen and Braemar; Lochnagar and Loch Muick less than 10 miles away; Balmoral only a 15 min drive; Muir Of Dinnet Nature Reserve (MacGregor’s Cave) and Cambus O May Forest just up the road; a mound of castles nearby; close to Lecht and Glenshee ski resort. The village has restaurants & cafés, bike hire and shops including a butchers, a deli and Co-op.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.
Habitat @ Ballater | Hostels in Scotland : Self-catering hostel in Ballater in the Cairngorms National Park.


or call Dominique & Daniel Drewe-Martin on
013397 53752

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Rooms & Beds:

25: 1 x 8, 1 x 6, 1 x 2, 3 x family room (double & bunk)


All year. Reception open 8-10am & 5-10pm. Hostel is closed 10am-5pm.

Price per night:

From £20pp(dorms) £31(private). Book all for a 25% discount.


Recommended, especially for groups. Availability shown on website.

Ask for:

Dominique & Daniel Drewe-Martin


Driving: From Aberdeen enter Ballater on A93, before road splits turn right on track. From Braemar drive through village, turn left with A93 & left on track. Walk: 5mins walk from Co-op – walk past church, left on Albert Road, right on track.

Public Transport:

Airport/Trains in Aberdeen. Bus (201/202/203 Stagecoach) from Aberdeen bus/train station to Ballater (every 30-60mins, journey takes 2-2.5hrs).

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