Lonely Planet review
Friendly, laid-back and very comfortable, this is a cracking hostel smack bang in the middle of town, with three- to eight-bed dorms that are in mint condition. There are also good-value en suite twins and doubles, with beds, not bunks. Cheap breakfast and a pool table add to the convivial party atmosphere. No extra charge for linen.
Our independent authors have visited Pitlochry Backpackers and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Pitlochry.
Services & facilities
- Internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Bicycle parking
- Free parking
- Board games
- Book exchange
- Common room
- Games room
- Pool table
- Housekeeping service
- Laundry facilities
- Linen included
- Luggage storage
- Safe deposit box (front desk)
- Tours/travel desk
Description provided by property
Whether you are coming to Pitlochry to enjoy the vast array of outdoor activities or simply want to get away from it all and relax, we have everything you will need to ensure you make the most of your time in this beautiful Perthshire town. We have what we think is one of the best hostel lounge rooms in the country! Overlooking the street below, our bright spacious lounge has comfy sofas and as much free tea, coffee and hot chocolate as you can drink. It also has free WiFi, loads of local information, some games and musical instruments and a free pool table.We also have a separate Movie Lounge with comfy sofas and loads of films to choose from. It's a great place to meet likeminded people and although you might think you're only staying one night, you'll end up staying three or four - it's that kind of place!Our fully equipped self-catering kitchen has everything you will need to cook for you and your friends and there is a supermarket less than a minute away. We serve an optional breakfast for £2.00 for a 'wee bit of everything'(Cereal, toast, fruit juice and freshly baked Scottish scone) or you can simply prepare your own.We offer a range of Dormitory, Twin, Quad and Double rooms. We have 6 Double Rooms En Suite, 5 Twin Rooms En Suite, 1 Twin Room and 3 Quad Rooms (2 Bunk Beds), 2 x 5 Bed Dorms, 5 x 6 Bed Dorms and one 8 Bed Dorm.Our comfy beds come complete with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 comfy pillows and our private rooms have fresh towels included. We also rent towels and sell some toiletries at our main reception.There are several restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops just a stone's throw away and our staff can help advise you on the hidden gems of their town.Our staff can also advise on the fantastic activities available locally and can even call and book them for you. We have a bike and kayak shed available for storing your toys, a drying room for your soggy gear and we also offer a laundry service.Our fantastic location in the heart of Pitlochry is only minutes away from both the railway station and the bus stop.Best of all it's literally a stroll away from the beautiful highland country-side. In just 5 minutes you can be at a tranquil loch-side with views through the trees to the hills above this gorgeous highland town. There are many wonderful walks to take; to waterfalls, along rivers, through ancient forests, or up Ben Vrackie (2760 feet, the hill above the town) - these walks all start from the hostel door! The area is also dotted with distilleries, castles and ancient standing stones all within easy reach.Perthshire is also a big centre for adventure activities, including white-water rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, mountain biking and canoeing if you're up for it, or, simply get your boots and get exploring - there are some fantastic trails. The Pitlochry staff are a friendly bunch who know the surrounding area like the backs of their hands and are willing to help so don't be shy! Come and have a chat at reception and we can make sure you make the most of your time in Pitlochry.Hostel Conditions:Our Reception Opening Hours are from 07.00 – 22.00Please note that the latest time you can check into our hostel is 22.00Please bring photographic identification with you as you will need it to be able to check in. (This is a legal requirement – sorry!)If any guest within your booking is under the age of 17 you MUST contact us BEFORE making the reservation online.*** As our accommodation is mainly comprised of dorm rooms, we can only accept families with children if there is a suitable room available for sole occupancy. We have private and quad rooms which are suitable for families so please ensure that they are available for you prior to making the booking***Unfortunately, due to past experiences, we are unable to accept stag or hen parties.Location:We are located on the main street of Pitlochry (134-136 Atholl Road).
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