Prosen Hostel, Prosen Hostel, Balnaboth, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4SA

Call Hector or Robert on 01575 540302


Glenprosen is the most intimate of the Angus Glens on the southernmost edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Two Munros, the Mayar and Driesh link Glenprosen to the Cairngorms plateau. The Minister's Path leads over to Glen Clova, whilst a footbridge and path along the prettiest stretch of the river Prosen connect to Glenisla and the Cateran Trail in Perthshire. Prosen Hostel was converted from the old primary school to provide accommodation for those using the upgraded East Cairngorms footpath network. Converted to the latest and greenest specification, the living room has a wood burning stove, internet connection, and raised area for admiring the view (and red squirrels) through the school's huge windows. A drying room and laundry facilities complete the cosy welcome. It sleeps a total of 18 in 4 bunkrooms, sleeping 4, 4 and 6 and a family room sleeping 4. The nearby village hall is available to rent for ceilidhs, music sessions, parties and celebrations. STB 4 star. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    18:1x6, 3x4
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    £18 - £22 pp. Min periods & prices apply for Xmas and New Year.
  • Booking:

    Book by phone or email.
  • Directions:

    From Kirriemuir follow B955 signed to Prosen, Clova and Cairngorms National Park. At Dykehead fork left. Carry on for 7 miles until public road ends at telephone kiosk. Turn acute right and follow tarmac 200m uphill to hostel.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains Dundee; No public transport beyond Kirriemuir .
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner and is on the present or past youth hostel page.


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
7Green Tourism Award: Silver
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated


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Four star hostel with Silver Green Tourism award on the edge of Cairngorms National Park

March 18th 2019

Prosen Hostel is an 18 bed bunkhouse in Glen Prosen on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park, perfect for group get-togethers, parties and social events, and of course hiking groups making the most of our incredible surrounding landscape.

Prosen Hostel was converted from a Primary School 10 years ago and still has the hanging pegs, bike sheds, and playground (now a large camping area with fire pit). The Hostel can sleep up to 18 in 4 rooms and provides. Noise is not an issue, and the village hall is close by for formal or social events

Our Hostel is on the edge of Cairngorms National Park and ideal for walking and wildlife with long, short, high and low routes on the doorstep.

Prosen Hostel - group accommodation

Prosen Hostel group accommodation.

March 26th 2018

Perfect for parties and celebrations!

With room for up to 18 guests, we welcome you to get together and celebrate! There is a nearby village hall available to rent for parties, ceilidhs, music sessions, or for any other exciting celebration! 

Prosen Hostel - Celebrations - Group accommodation

Retreat in the Cairngorms for groups and individuals

April 2nd 2017

There are signs of Spring around the Hostel, daffodils and snowdrops.

Prosen Hostel on the edge of Cairngorms, provides an idyllic retreat for groups and individuals. Norwegian fjord horses, lapwing, oyster catchers and red squirrels can all to be spotted from the hostel windows and Golden Eagles have been seen in the glen.  There are signs of Spring around the Hostel, snowdrops, the beginning of daffodils. The horses are shedding their winter coats and when we groom them we leave the balls of hair for the birds to take to their nests. The spring sunshine is powerful and the wood burning stove is keeping folk cosy in the hostel each evening.  Prosen Hostel is in an area ideal for walking and wildlife with long, short, high and low routes on the doorstep.

Dafodils at Prosen Hostel

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