This hostel looks great on the web and in leaflets, and it probably was at some point in the past, and might be again in the future, but now it is simply dreadful. The place hasn't seen a coat of paint in years, the furniture is ancient, the bunks sway whenever anyone gets in or out, the mattresses are lumpy and uncomfortable.
If you are missing your VHS videos, take them with you and watch them on the hostel entertainment centre. Seriously, there is still a video in the common room. And that's probably one of the more up to date pieces of equipment in this place.
We were booked in for 2 nights but only stayed 1 and found a fantastic hostel at Tulloch Station.
Why this place merits 3 STB stars is beyond me. It's a joke.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You'll find Strathspey Mountain Hostel in a quiet location at the very heart of our delightful village. The hostel can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 18 guests and our facilities are suitable for both sexes, for families, individuals and groups. Unlike the SYHA, we have no daytime curfew restrictions or rules on drinking in the Hostel. Strathspey Mountain Hostel is a member of the Scottish Independent Hostels (SIH) Group and the boss, Laurie is a keen active outdoors person. We are able to offer you excellent local information on the many and varied things that there are to see and to do in this lovely part of the Highlands of Scotland. Our prices offer the very best value for money in the area so you can enjoy a relaxing, comfortable break with us without breaking the bank!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Strathspey Mountain Hostel Newtonmore, Scotland