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Habitat @ Ballater Bunkhouse

Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed here the 27th and 28th June 2014. Excellent place. Clean, tidy, comfortable beds, bedding supplied. Nice big TV in the lounge/kitchen area which was handy for viewing the World Cup. Broadband and wi fi available. Couple of large fridges and other storage plus plenty kitchen utensils. Coffee and tea supplied by the hostel. On street parking available close to... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Free cake when I arrived (don't know if this is the norm, or there was some special occasion), great showers, well equipped kitchen with plenty of fridge space, two sockets by each bunk for charging your gadgets, cosy lounge with wifi, roomy dorm. I'm trying to think of a negative to provide a bit of balance, but really I can't.... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We booked in to this bunkhouse for 3 days and left feeling like we could have stayed even longer. The rooms were kitted out with the most comfortable bunk beds we have slept in and the double sockets at each bed were a great bonus. The key cards for the rooms was a great idea and the issuing of one... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have stayed here twice now & despite being tagged as a hostel it is like a home from home! The kitchen is a well equipped industrial type kitchen with lots of cooking utensils to allow you to cook a lovely meal. The communal living area is the only area you get wifi but I suppose that make people actually... More

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Murray, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My daughter took us here and it was very nice. We got a room for 4 with a private en suite. All their rooms have them, with the main difference being how many beds each room has. The location is perfect, though ion such a small town, I doubt if there's a bad location. Everything is clean and bright. The... More

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I haven't stayed in bunkhouses/youth hostels for 30 years and last year arranged to meet old school pals for a skiing weekend to celebrate our 50th. We got a four bedded room with en suite facilities for £20 per night each. Kitchen and living room area is great with lovely wood burner keeping the place warm. I have now been... More

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Gairloch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This has to be the absolute BEST Hostel I have ever stayed in! Excellent facilities, log fire and even a TV in my room! Room very clean, complete with en suite. Liked the idea of having the freedom to come In late.

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BrattA1, Owner at Habitat @ Ballater Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review.Guests tell us we are the best hostel they have stayed at so we try to keep those high standards.Our keycard system lets guests come and go as they please.The flexible approach is very popular with our guests. More

elphinstone
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We arrived had to call for someone to and check us in. They arrived by car fairly promptly. We had private family room. It was excellent good showers. Kitchen facilities were tops. A very good location. We enjoyed our stay there.

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BrattA1, Owner at Habitat @ Ballater Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review.We are usually at Reception when guests arrive but on this occasion we had had to nip away for 10 minutes. More

Palo Alto
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a family room -- queen bed and bunks and en suite. All the best features of a quality hostel: lovely chats with other travelers, clean spacious common room and kitchen, free wifi. What we appreciated the most was the perfect location, just steps from a terrific little restaurant, the grocery store, shops and the river Dee. We... More

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BrattA1, Owner at Habitat @ Ballater Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review.The hostel is in a great position,very central for all the amenities of the village.We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. More

Falkland, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

very reasonably priced and good standard. Beds are v comfy and the place is really clean with good showers. Kitchen is very well equipped. The only thing we could criticise is the lack of natural light in the kitchen/lounge area and if the TV is on it dominates the lounge a bit.

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BrattA1, Owner at Habitat @ Ballater Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us.We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.The TV is quite large but it is very popular with many of our guests. More

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Address: Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
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Habitat at Ballater is a luxury hostel one of only a handful of 5 star hostels in Scotland. We offer stylish modern self catering accommodation near the centre of Ballater. We offer a choice of private family rooms or shared bunk rooms.All rooms are en suite. There is a large kitchen and sitting room. There is also a drying and laundry room and secure bike storage. Beds from £18 per night. ... more   less 
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