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Habitat @ Ballater Bunkhouse

Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We arrived here at the end of a punishing day cycling over the Cairngorms as part of the second day of a JOGLE ride. We were cold, wet and really tired and were greeted by lovely warm,clean and modern rooms. The en- suite wet room was great and the kitchen was equipped to commercial standards. The lounge is very comfortable... More

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

Thank you very much for your great review. Your experience is exactly what we aim to provide for all weary cyclists and walkers passing through.We are delighted you enjoyed supper at our restaurant La Mangiatoia.Hope to welcome you if you pass through Ballater in the future. More

linlithgow
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

A lovely modern hostel. We stayed in a family superior room which was spacious enough for the four of us and the kids loved the bunkbeds. The shared kitchen/lounge is spacious and modern and we had a great stay. Only slight down side is teh shower was very hot and not adjustable !

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

Thank you for reviewing us and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.We will check out the shower temperatures -thanks for highlighting it. Four of our rooms have adjustable showers and three have push button ones that don`t adjust.It`s something we are working on. More

Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

It's been a few years since I've staid at a hostel and I was a little apprehensive. I thought maybe I was too old or that maybe the place wouldn't be very secure. But I wanted to do some hillwalking in the Cairngorms and hotels seemed rather pricey, so I took a chance and booked with Habitat. When the time... More

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

Thank you very much for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay.You are correct that the bus fares are extremely expensive on Deeside and it is definately something we try and warn guests about in advance if we know they are planning on using public transport. More

Bristol
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61 reviews 61 reviews
57 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

A nice modern hostel, with lots of space. Yes it has a few niggles (showers very hot & not adjustable, kitchen hob is a nightmare, and they try to squeeze all people into one room), but overall I'd go back and recommend it.

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

Thank you for reviewing us and I am glad you enjoyed your stay.I think it is important I respond to your point regarding the numbers of guests in each bunkroom which are unfounded.The weekend you stayed our 7 bedded dorm had an occupancy of 3 and our two 8 bedded dorms had 3 people in each.So clearly everyone was spread... More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

A really comfortable well equipped hostel - loved the kitchen. We had a family room and it was comfortable , spacious and en suite - excellent shower. Really central location for mountains , river and local amenities - would definitely recommend..

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Additional Information about Habitat @ Ballater Bunkhouse

Also Known As:
Habitat @ Ballater Bunkhouse Scotland
Address: Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Ballater
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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