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Habitat Hostel

Habitat Hostel


Habitat Hostel is a 25 bed (sleeps 28) five star self-catering hostel situated in the centre of Ballater, near Balmoral, on the east side of the Cairngorms National Park.

Our bunk and private rooms offer great accommodation for groups, families and independent travellers.

Large open plan kitchen/dining/communal area with wood burning stove. Drying room and cycle storage available.

Either book the whole hostel, a room or just a bed. No minimum stay.

Excellent facilities, comfortable beds and a friendly welcome.

In a great location for the east Cairngorms; amazing walking, climbing and cycling nearby; on the bus route between Aberdeen and Braemar; Lochnagar (both the mountain and the distillery) and Loch Muick less than 10miles away; Balmoral only a 15min drive; Muir Of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (with 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 list goes on!

In the village are several restaurants and cafes, two bike hire places, an information centre and a variety of shops including a butchers, a deli and a well-stocked Co-op.

Beds: 25: 1 x 8, 1 x 6, 1 x 2, 3 x family room (double and bunk). All rooms are en suite.

Price per night: From £20pp (dorms) £31 (private).

Smoking: No smoking.

Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.

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Habitat Hostel

Bridge Square


Cairngorms National Park

AB35 5QJ


£20 Single

£60 Double

£80 Family

Opening Times

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

6 rooms
25 beds

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