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2 nights (Jun 20 - Jun 22)
2 adults

Findhorn Village Hostel

4.7 (126 reviews)
Church Place FIndhorn
Tel: 01309692339
We are located in the heart of the coastal village of Findhorn at the mouth of the Findhorn bay with only a short walk to the dunes or the Findhorn Foundation. Situated in the North East of Scotland on the Moray firth. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty which overlooks the renowned Findhorn Bay and Culbin Forest. Known for its wealth of wildlife such as ospreys, seals & dolphins. This self-catering hostel is a conversion of the former village school which provides the following: Two dormitories of 5 bunk beds (Sleeping 10 people) The Mates Cabin. A private room that sleeps up to 3 people. The Captains Suite. A small family room with en suite bathroom to sleep up to 4 people. The Lobster Pot. This is a modern studio flat with 4 bunk beds and a fold away Double bed. It features a mini kitchen and a private bathroom suitable for disabled use. The Hostel has a fully equipped kitchen and sitting room with Netflix, Freeview TV and WIFI with Conference rooms available on request.
Total rates, from Sun 20 Jun 2021, to Tue 22 Jun 2021, for 2 nights.
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Facilities

  • Netflix and Youtube through TV
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access
  • Television Lounge
  • Disabled Access

Policies

Check In: Between 14:00 and 17:00
Check Out: Between 10:00 and 11:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: On street parking is available and is free of charge. Parking is available nearby and is free of charge.

Children: Children aged 3 or over are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

4.7
out of 5
126 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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2nd September 2020:

The Village Hostel is a great place to stay in Findhorn. We stayed in the Lobster Pot, which is a self-containe annexe, with bathroom and cooking facilities. A few hooks in the bathroom for hanging clothes, towels, etc. would be a good addition. As would some form of heating: it was unseasonably cold while we were there.

Tips:

Fabulous long sandy beach; great watersports facilities; two good pubs which serve food, a couple of cafes and very useful village shop/post office. Burghead, Hopeman and Lossiemoth just along the coast are worth a visit, as are nearby towns of Forres and Elgin.

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4
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9th August 2020:

Great mini break in lovely Findhorn - thanks.

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in no particular order - beaches, Culbin forest walk/cycle (take water taxi if you like/can?), ospreys fishing at low tide watch them from bench opposite church, bakery breads and whole foods, lovely food and staff at Kimberley Inn, dunes....

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5
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2nd August 2020:

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5
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4th April 2020:

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4.5
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9th March 2020:

Rented the hostel for a family gathering. Great hostel with good space, facilities & comfy beds, Richard was great and also provided some local eggs which went down well at breakfast. Only 2 small issues, the bin was nearly full in the kitchen when we arrived and they could do with some new serrated knives as they are pretty blunt for chopping.

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We didn’t go far but local beaches are incredible for walking.

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5
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3rd March 2020:

It was perfect for what we required; a home from home.

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5
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22nd February 2020:

Great Value, everything you need in the kitchen/lounge area. Can't fault this place.

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5
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20th February 2020:

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5
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13th December 2019:

Recomend this Hostel standards are excellent. Richard guy who runs it is great. He'll go out if his way to help you anyway he can. Clean and fresh bedding, cooking facilities are Great, short of nothing. The nicest hostel I've stayed in, very modern and yet cosy.

Tips:

Recommend going to Kimberly Pub, excellent people, great food. Gets very full from 6pm. Overlooks sea, so sunsets too! Beach is round corner about 15 min walk, beautiful seals to see. Usually empty so great place for some you time. Can visit Foundation from here a mile walk away The Bakehouse in the village is excellent food is incredible and they cater for all allergies.

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5
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30th November 2019:

It is a very well laid out hostel. Great wee curtains to keep out day light in each of the bunks. Amazing Slept like a log too each night. Was peaceful too. I cant wait to come back snd stay. Derrick Emms

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I was working

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5
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2nd November 2019:

Great stopover

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4.8
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29th October 2019:

Great location, comfortable and clean. Very comfy bed and nice litchen lounge area. Didn't realise from the sign outside that it was open for individual stays not just group bookings. Wish I had known years ago,

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5
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19th October 2019:

I felt a warm welcome all through my stay. Lovely place. Wonderful guests in the house and very helpful as well.

Tips:

Village shop. The beach. Nearby pubs and cafés. Also visit the Findhorn Foundation & Community.

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4.3
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16th October 2019:

very friendly and support

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4.5
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3rd October 2019:

Very comfortable and clean in a lovely location. Difficult to rate the service/staff as I didn't encounter any of them.

Tips:

Very easy walk to Findhorn Bay. Close to various attractions and scenic areas in Moray and beyond.

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5
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2nd October 2019:

Excellent facilities and a great location.

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3.3
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1st October 2019:

Scarcely saw any staff during our 2-night stay, so we didn't know where to put the bicycles under shelter and couldn't get various other information. However, it was a comfortable and quiet place to stay.

Tips:

Findhorn eco-village is a wonderful and unique place to visit, with guided tours and a very good cafe with outdoor seating for lunch.

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5
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30th September 2019:

Excellent hostel, one of my favourite hostels in Scotland. Beautiful location, easy check-in, clean environment and professional staff. And good value for money.

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4.8
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18th September 2019:

online paying by mobile Phone doesnot work, staff was wonderfull in helping out.

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Stay a couple of nights!

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4.8
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16th September 2019:

Thanks so much, I truly enjoyed my stay in the hostel - such a joyful place to be - spacious and lovely, friendly staff. I felt very at home.

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Great place to stay - close to amazing nature with findhorn foundation close by and a lovely little cafe. I loved the garden and huge kitchen!

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3.3
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6th September 2019:

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4.3
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6th September 2019:

Very nice location with a good kitchen including supplies to good and eat, nice garden en very friendly and helpfull personel.

Tips:

Very close, 10 min walk, from the Findhorn Park.

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4.8
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1st September 2019:

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4.8
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31st August 2019:

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4.5
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31st August 2019:

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4.3
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21st August 2019:

Tips:

Go see Findhorn Foundation and good food pub is in the village called The Kimberly!

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4.5
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19th August 2019:

I longed to see the seaside and loved walking on the beach along the bay and in the village. The rooms were really clean and the kitchen fully equipped and comfy. A laundry room would be a nice addition, although the size of the hostel may not make it worth the expense it would sure be a plus.

Tips:

The crown and anchor is a really good classic pub. Urbans beware, they stop taking orders to the kitchen at 7.45 but desert is still manageable till 8.

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5
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12th August 2019:

What a fantastic place to stay. It was clean and tidy and in a great position. We all had a excellent time.

Tips:

Kimberley Inn, Ice House, Findhorn Bay.

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4.8
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7th August 2019:

I felt welcomed and everything was made to make me feel comfortable. Friendly staff

Tips:

The Bakehouse Cafe, Good Food in the Crown and Anchor, Nice Pub: The Kimberley, Findhorn Village with his wonderfull tiny Little houses. Visit the Findhorn Foundation Brodie Castle

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5
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7th August 2019:

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Chill out

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5
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7th August 2019:

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4.5
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31st July 2019:

We found the accommodation at Findhorn was just right and really loved the location.

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5
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25th July 2019:

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4.8
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9th July 2019:

Great location , bags of room , cracking beds, Richard from the community centre looked after us very well. We booked the venue exclusively and had a fantastic extended family break.

Tips:

Amazing beachs , cove bay a must and if you like ruined castles Duffus was pretty good and it's free.

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4.5
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2nd July 2019:

Great place to stay. The best matrass I slept on in GB. Needs more pots and pans but was told that some guests took them on their journey with them. Suggestion: I love to eat out of bowls and I think more people do. Maybe get some.

Tips:

Kimberly Inn is pricy but nice. I was told the Anchor Inn serves good and less pricy food as well. Sundown is spectacular in the bay - great scenery

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4.8
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28th June 2019:

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4.3
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26th June 2019:

convenient, clean and simple place in a lovely village.

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3.5
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15th June 2019:

One of the beds were awful and there were no towels.

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5
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13th June 2019:

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5
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26th May 2019:

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5
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25th May 2019:

One of the nicest hostels I stayed in during my visit in Scotland!

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4
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8th May 2019:

I had a very good time staying at the Hostel. It doesn’t need to be all luxuries to have a good stay. The bedroom was very nice with very good and comfy bunk beds. I slept very well. A very nice living room and kitchen. More than enough space to store my food and be abwe

Tips:

The bake house, Kimberley’s, the view on the bay all at Findhorn Village. The Findhorn Community the park, located a little bit further at the same road. If you have a bike it’s very nice to cycle around and visit other towns and city’s like Forres, Elgin, Inverness. And off course being in the beautiful nature like Findhorn River.

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4.5
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3rd May 2019:

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5
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27th April 2019:

Does what it says on the tin, with friendliness and ease.

Tips:

Just go to the beach and enjoy the village. Breakfast or lunch at the Bakery is good.

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4.5
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14th April 2019:

Warm, comfortable, well cared for hostel. Liked that we were left to make ourselves at home over the week, quiet and relaxing. Thanks for help and flexibility regarding booking and payment. Notes - loo paper in one loo and paper towels ran out over course of the week, and it wasn't cleaned much - we didn't mind as had been there all week but new guests coming in might have been less happy. Was hard to make contact with staff as we were away during office hours, might be good to have a notice in the hostel advising preferred way to make contact out of hours just in case.

Tips:

Excellent outdoor course with Wild Things, who are also based at Findhorn Village Centre. Lovely food at the Kimberly Inn, especially the herring. Seals on the rocks, lovely sunsets over the firth.

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3.8
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14th April 2019:

The booking system is a little strange - if you book in advance and are electronically invoiced there is no reminder to pay the balance. There was minimal follow up on booking; only once I queried paying the outstanding balance. It was fine in the end,but friends had their booking cancelled due to missing a phone call without further contact/ reminder. Communal areas are clean and comfortable, but the beds have not been swept under in a long time; it was pretty dusty under there - which unpleasant when you go to reach a dropped item. The recycling/ bins seem to emptied fairly regularly but they need to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as they're unhygienic. These are minor things, as we had a lovely week, but felt they needed mentioned as I didn't actually meet anyone from the staff during my stay.

Tips:

Bakehouse bakery/ gallery is great for lunch/ coffee. The Kimberley Inn is good pub food, their herring is great!

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5
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13th April 2019:

Staff very friendly and helpful. Beautiful location and lovely self contained studio flat-we stayed a week with our dog and were all very much at home.

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5
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11th April 2019:

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4.8
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9th April 2019:

I enjoyed my star there. It souls be great to have an internet access in the crew room

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5
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17th March 2019:

Clean, quiet, well equipped (wi-fi, kitchen, tv), professionally staffed and reasonably priced, the Findhorn hostel offers everything a traveller may want. I've been there before and I'll go again.

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3.8
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6th February 2019:

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5
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15th January 2019:

Very clean, warm and welcoming. The beds were comfy and the loung and kitchen area was fully equipped.

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The neighbouring Wild Things do amazing courses that I highly recommend. The bake house food is scrumpy too.

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4.8
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15th January 2019:

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3.5
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25th December 2018:

Neither the television of the wifi was working.

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5
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7th December 2018:

Perfect, great value.

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5
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3rd December 2018:

Another visitor had difficulty getting a hot shower and only succeeded on her final day (the third), though I must admit I had no difficulty and found it clear cut. I particularly appreciated the well stocked supplementary food cupboard as backpackers often have to go without some things when supermarkets and restaurants are not to be found close by at night.

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During the winter the local restaurants and pubs are unreliably open at night and so a drive to Forres may be necessary for dinner (there are no buses).

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5
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2nd December 2018:

Stayed one night. The bed was very comfortable, the staff were very helpful & the nearby bake house served g8 food.

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Bake House has wonderful food but closes at 4pm. Nearby pub (can’t remember it’s name) had cosy wood burning stove.

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4.8
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4th November 2018:

the catering we booked for our group was excellent

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Kimberley Inn and The Bakehouse Cafe - cosy atmosphere, delicious food

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4.8
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31st October 2018:

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5
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30th October 2018:

Great place to stay as always, perfect for large groups. Location is stunning. Excellent help from all the staff.

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Trip to the beach is well worth it if its not too cold!

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4.8
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28th October 2018:

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4.5
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24th October 2018:

Booked this online, subsequent email communication was excellent, answering any queries I had promptly.

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Kimberley Inn for food and ambience definitely, glad I booked a table in advance! You get a warm welcome, unlike Crown & Anchor; Avoid until barman (owner? manager?) changes!

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5
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19th October 2018:

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5
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19th October 2018:

Excellent place to relax. Beautiful setting. Clean, comfortable, modern facilities.One of the best hostel I've ever stayed at.

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Easy to access by public transport.

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5
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16th October 2018:

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4.8
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7th October 2018:

The only reason I put a 4 for cleanliness was because the floor of the sailors room really needed sweeping. In my socks & barefeet things were sticking to them, so I picked up small bits if gravel, a broken hair clip, bits of biscuit & hair balls & put them in the bin. One of the blue chairs was also bitty & had hair on it. Maybe someone forgot to sweep it?

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3.5
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7th October 2018:

There was hardly any crockery, glasses and cutlery when we arrived. We had to raid kitchen next door.

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If eating out go early or later as both hotels fill quickly. We went to the Crown and Anchor twice and enjoyed what we had. Culbin Forest was an excellent place to walk.

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4.5
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5th October 2018:

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4.8
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20th September 2018:

Great facilities & location. A bike shelter would be useful.

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4.5
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19th September 2018:

Pro: Great staff and hostel facilities - no quibbles there. Very clean. Easy to park. Near some lovely cafes, and right next to the beach. Perfect! Con: Noisy after midnight in the communal area a few nights in a row, so a staff member there at night would help this I think.

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Kimberly in for seafood, and findhorn cafe for the bakery. The beach for peace of soul

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5
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11th September 2018:

The hostel was superb, thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Facilities were excellent, the location was also excellent, the bay was a couple minutes walk from the hostel. I would recommend this hostel to anyone who wants to travel round Scotland.

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4.8
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8th September 2018:

It is a bit jarring to have zero staff when you arrive. It seems like having that mentioned very clearly would be good. I knew no one would be there. but I literally was the only person in the building for 14 hours and stuff like needing the wifi password...it could be placed more prominently.

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great place. as advertised.

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4.8
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6th September 2018:

I found the booking procedure confusing. I assumed I would pay at the end of the procedure, but didn't see anywhere to do this (and therefore thought I would have to pay on arrival). If it hadn't been for advice from a previous guest, I wouldn't have noticed the payment link.

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Owner Response:

Hi. I actually agree with the website payment issue and it being confusing. I am looking into other options. We have started invoicing our guests directly after receiving a booking request. This includes a PayPal payment link and details of alternative payment methods.

4.8
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6th September 2018:

Lovely, welcoming place. Clean and cozy rooms. The kitchen is perfect. I loved my stay there.

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5
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30th August 2018:

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4
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30th August 2018:

A very well equipped and comfortable hostel. I felt welcome and well looked after and Findhorn village is a treasure!

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5
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27th August 2018:

The hostel was lovely and you were very kind to allow the dogs to ccome in with us . We all enjoyed it very much I didn't manage to bring my tablet home and it was on the table in the room when we went for the last days hike . Did it get left in the room please . Thank you mione morrison Glendrick Roost Animal Sanctuary x

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Owner Response:

Hi Mione. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay but unfortunately have to say that we never saw your tablet when the room was cleaned. I hope it turned up. Richard

3
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8th August 2018:

women's toilet near rooms , not repaired while there, had to be in public area for shower

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great food....expensive though

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5
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7th August 2018:

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4
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1st August 2018:

The 2 for Facilities is only about the Bathrooms. The nice and well equiped Kitchen is very good for self-catering!

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26th July 2018:

We don't use hostels often, and my husband is suspicious (based on backpacking experiences MANY years ago). We were very pleasantly surprised at the lovely building and wonderful facilities, as well as the easy process for checking in/out etc.

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We were visiting Findhorn foundation and the community there. A great experience.

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5
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19th July 2018:

It was my first stay in a hostel and I would recommend the experience. Great location, vey clean and the kitchen was great.

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Fort George, Forrest and Nairn a must to visit

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5
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9th July 2018:

Great Facility. Very Clean and well equipped. Richard was always available and solved any wee problems we had. It suited our needs perfectly as a venue to do a staff development workshop. Many many thanks we all loved it.

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tapas @ captains table kimberley beach walks

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4.8
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8th July 2018:

We really enjoyed staying at the Village Hostel. The beds were comfortable, the showers and toilets were clean and in good condition and the kitchen was well-equipped. The only slight drawback was the poor internet connection - but that may be a local problem rather than the fault of the hostel. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Tips:

Findhorn is a beautiful place, with a calm bay on one side of the dunes and a fantastic sandy beach on the other. There is a sailing school on the bay which offers lessons and equipment hire, including kayaks and surfboards. The Findhorn Foundation is nearby, with beautiful grounds and an esoteric range of activities and events. Nearby towns with historic interest include -Burghead with its Pictish 'broch'; Forres with the Pictish Sueno stone; and Elgin with its ruined cathedral, dating back to the 12th century. The list is endless.

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4.8
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30th June 2018:

Enjoyed staying at this loverly hostel. Experience d some difficulty with the booking system but all sorted in the end.

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Ate at the crown inn one night great food! Enjoyed watching the sunset on the beach

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4.5
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26th June 2018:

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4.5
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24th June 2018:

Nice & Clean

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Fantastic bird life

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4.8
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23rd June 2018:

I arrived at 10pm and couldn't find the bedding (which I had paid for) - the cupboard seemed to be locked. I put a towel over the pillow for hygiene, but had to use the duvet without a cover.

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4.8
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31st May 2018:

Staff helpful,but things seemed a bit disorganised. I did not receive an e-mail about the access codes, and which room I was to use. I also did not realise the staff would not be there after 4pm. Just needed a bit more information, really. Phone call to Kathy sorted things out OK.

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Excellent location and facilities. Beautiful shoreline and the whole of Findhorn Bay is a nature reserve. Plenty of places to eat/drink, and handy convenience store - all in easy walking distance. Very good cycling routes locally, with shared paths and a super bridge over the A96 into Forres. Local motorists pretty considerate too. Definitely recommended.

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5
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28th May 2018:

Had a great stay at the hostel, we were a large group and it had everything we needed.

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Lovely beach on a sunny day.

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4.8
out of 5

27th May 2018:

A lovely hostel well located in a wonderful Scottish village. We slept well in good sized bunk bedded dorms. My only concern is that there is not normally any accessible laundry facilities, and this is important for budget travellers. I recommend the hostel installing a washing machine and if possible creating a drying room or drying area.

Tips:

A visit to the Findhorn Foundation led by one of the foundation guides is highly recommenced.

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4.5
out of 5

26th May 2018:

Great place to stay- fully stocked kitchen and comfortable amenities, calm vibe and positive attitude.

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Bring layers! It gets colder than you might expect.

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5
out of 5

22nd May 2018:

We had a great stay for our LEJOG cycle, will defo book again

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Amazing sunsets!

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5
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16th May 2018:

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5
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9th May 2018:

Perfect stay for us. The Lobster Pod was spacious and well designed.

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Great cycling in this area. We arrived by bike, the best way to travel.

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5
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26th April 2018:

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4.5
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20th April 2018:

Very comfortable, good facilities, very enjoyable stay.

Tips:

Kimberley Hotel close by, great food served all day.

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5
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16th April 2018:

What a friendly place with all mod coms! I enjoyed my stay very much and will recommend to family and friends. If I need to mention something worth improving: the floor in the Crew Room needed a bit of cleaning with a wet cloth. Everything else was squeaky clean though.

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I had a lovely pizza at the Boathouse. Can warmly recommend Moray coastal path on the mountain bike. Also Gindhorn eco village worth a visit.

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3.3
out of 5

15th April 2018:

My quotation 1 for service/staff is because I didn' t see anyone of the staff. The doors were open and so we could enter the room.

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5
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9th April 2018:

A very enjoyable 1 night stay the facilities were excellent and I would very much like to visit again. Many thanks

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4.5
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18th March 2018:

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5
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22nd October 2017:

REally good hostel. No complaints. TV was a bit strange Took me a while to find the pots and pans, but that might just be me!) All of the above comments are minor. Fantastic clean hostel

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5
out of 5

17th October 2017:

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5
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5th October 2017:

Thanks for wonderful stay

Tips:

Bakehouse cafe highly recommended. Also be aware last bus to Forres is 4pm.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review! We are very pleased you have enjoyed your stay.

5
out of 5

23rd September 2017:

Absolutely fantastic but don't tell anybody. Let's keep it our little secret.

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4.8
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3rd September 2017:

pleasant stay,beautiful kitchen.

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4.5
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23rd July 2017:

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5
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23rd July 2017:

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4
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22nd July 2017:

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4.3
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28th June 2017:

I had a lovely stay at the hostel.

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4.3
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27th June 2017:

Showers were cold, otherwise perfect. Very peaceful.Loved the kitchen facilities.

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5
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14th June 2017:

We're a family of four that loved our stay. Good kitchen and outdoor area for kids. We made the mistake of forgetting a towel and had to buy one. Don't forget yours :)

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5
out of 5

7th June 2017:

thanks for offering such a nice and toughtful service with the hostel. like it that its in the midst of the community center. easy check-in/out with code! great for late-comers and early-birds

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awesome communal place and big kitchen!

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4.8
out of 5

29th May 2017:

we stayed in the annex which is brand spanking new and really nice. It does need a few extras which I'm sure youre probably already aware of but if not: somewhere to hang clothes/towels/ labelling of facilities e.g shower switch (it took me a while to work out how to turn it on at the mains). the means to open the velux windows and last but not least. a contact number in the annex for emergencies (the fire alarm went off very early in the morning and no of us were sure what to do).

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5
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22nd May 2017:

Joyous

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4.8
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30th April 2017:

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4.8
out of 5

15th April 2017:

Really nice service. They also helped me with booking the best traffic connection. Really open minded. I would come back. For sure ; -)

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4.5
out of 5

7th April 2017:

Fantastic wee hostel in great location. Facilities excellent.

Tips:

Avoid Anchor pub. Cycle to Burghead along coastal path is sensational.

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5
out of 5

21st February 2017:

Lovely hostel, well equipped and great location.

Tips:

Culbin Forest is a great area to explore as well as the beaches near the hostel.

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4.5
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2nd January 2017:

It was strange not to find anybody from the staff during our stay but everything was ready for us and we didn t miss anything.

Tips:

Incredible to see the curious seals watching us at the bay near the marina!!! Remember to wear a good coat ;)

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5
out of 5

10th November 2016:

The experienced exceeded all my expectations. Warm lovely people, cosy and clean lodgings.

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5
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21st September 2016:

excellent hostel with modern facilities plus friendly and welcoming staff. will be staying again.

Tips:

one of the best locations on the moray coast,interesting village with plenty of amenities,superb beach with the moray coastal trail alongside.

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5
out of 5

2nd August 2016:

Outstanding in all respects

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5
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1st August 2016:

Warm welcome, nice clean facilities.

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4
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24th July 2016:

All in all it was a good stay,especially for that price.:-)

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5
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21st July 2016:

A brand New hostel located in the heart of the village with very comfortable bed and all useful facilities provided and friendly staff. Do not hesitate to book!

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