The Smugglers Hostel is neat, clean and comfortable. Suitable for short and longer stays.
The breakfast was good (bread, eggs, coffee, tea, various spreads, fruits, cereals) and the cooking facilities are as well. Bedding is provided. In the kitchen you find a variety of books and leaflets about the region and nature. For rainy days some board games are provided. We missed nothing.
When travelling to Tomitoul coming by car is highly recommended, as there is a bus connection only on Tuesdays. The village has some small shops, restaurants, a bar and the famous whisky castle. The region is beautiful and has a lot to offer, especially forests where you can observe a variety of animals, as deer, hare, of pheasants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the picturesque village of Tomintoul, The Smugglers Hostel, the highest in the Scottish Highlands, is surrounded by stunning scenery. We offer friendly, comfortable and affordable accommodation for 20 'Smugglers' in our four cosy dorms, including two en-suite private rooms suitable for couples and/or families. The hostel has fantastic facilities: - Tea & Coffee - Bed linen (included in price) - Towel hire on arrival for £1 - A fully equipped kitchen with fridge, oven, hob and microwave - Bike shed - Outside hose to wash down those muddy bikes and boots - Drying room - Free Wi-Fi - 24/7 secure access - Lockers. As the northern gateway to the Cairngorm National Park, Tomintoul is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Climb our very own Munro, Ben Avon, get on your bike (or ours!) And enjoy the renowned cycling roads and mountain bike trails, follow in the footsteps of the first whisky smugglers and sample a local dram, try your hand at fly-fishing or explore the glens by horseback - the outdoor opportunities are endless. As an independent hostel, The Smugglers is run by the local Community Development Trust, so by staying with us, you're investing in the local community and making a difference to a rural economy! ... more less
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