Welcome to The Smugglers, the 'Highest Hostel in the Scottish Highlands'. Located in the picturesque village of Tomintoul, this four star, 20-bed hostel is surrounded by stunning countryside waiting to be explored.

Situated on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park, Tomintoul is a hidden gem. The Smugglers is the perfect base for a range of outdoor activities including walking, mountain biking and winter sports, whilst the famous distilleries and rich local history mean there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For artists and photographers, the spectacular scenery of the Cairngorms and the diverse local wildlife are sure to fire your imagination.

With facilities including free Wi-Fi, secure bike storage, a drying room and a superb common room, we’re dedicated to making your stay in Tomintoul a enjoyable one. Our friendly and informative staff will ensure you have all the information you need to explore the area, guaranteeing a warm welcome and a comfortable stay.

With beds starting at £15 for adults and special discounts for large groups, the Smugglers makes a perfect base whether travelling alone or as part of a group. We look forward to welcoming you!

See what our past guests have had to say!

"In short, best hostel ever." tberben via TripAdvisor

"The Smugglers Hostel really did tick all the right boxes for us." Paul M via TripAdvisor

"My favourite hostel in the Cairngorms!" Ulrike M via TripAdvisor

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Main Street
AB37 9EX

Tel: 01807 580 364
Mobile: 07557 642 727