Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, 134 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AB
Located right in the centre of beautiful Pitlochry, this friendly and comfortable hostel is an old Victorian hotel literally bursting with character and providing dorms and private rooms (with en suite). Comfy beds come with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 fluffy pillows and private rooms have fresh towels included. If you are visiting Pitlochry to enjoy the vast array of outdoor activities or simply want to get away from it all and relax, the hostel has everything you need to ensure you make the most of your time in this beautiful Perthshire town. Overlooking the street below, the 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. A separate movie lounge has comfy sofas and loads of films to chose from. A great place to meet like minded 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!This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.
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Take the A924 Atholl road from the A9, the hostel is on the right if coming from the south and left if coming from the north. A customer car park behind the building is accessed from Birnham Place (just past/before the hostel).
Buses stop on Atholl Road and the hostel is only 1min walk. The train station exits onto Atholl Road also, only 5 mins' walk.
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…A gem of a place…
Calling themselves a ‘Backpacker’s Hotel’ rather than hostel, Pitlochry Backpacker’s put their finger on one of their key charms.
In a great old Victorian hotel, with steep pitched roofs and an ironwork cloister over the street, the outside of the building is full of character. It fits right in with the lovely architecture and character of this Perthshire town. Nestled next to the River Tummel and surrounded by gentle hills, the town might charm you into a longer stay than you thought. Their website even says, “you might think you’re only staying one night, you’ll end up staying three or four – it’s that kind of place!”
Inside, the hotel has a range of private en-suite rooms and some shared dorms so you can choose, depending on your tastes or budget whether to be more or less hotel-y. There’s a self-catering kitchen and drying room as well as laundry service and fully made beds – so the mix of hostel and hotel features continues. Their website again boasts “Comfy beds come with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 fluffy pillows and private rooms have fresh towels included.” More luxurious than your average bunkhouse then!
Visitor reviews online suggest that their guests have succumbed to its charms:
“A gem of a place in Pitlochry”
” It feels like a good hostel should: warm, friendly, clean and welcoming. Go there and enjoy!”
“It was brilliant! Great staff really affordable in a lovely area”
I wonder how many of them came for one night and then extended their stay?
Pitlochry Backpacker opened its doors on 28th March and is ready to make your holiday.
Pitlochry Backpacker has opened its doors and is ready to repeat last years magic of “making the holiday” for lots of travelers. In 2016 many guests who intended to pass through Pitlochry end up staying for a day or two longer. Which goes to show that Pitlochry Backpacker has a lot to offer, with its welcoming staff and lively location amidst stunning Scottish scenery. To plan your trip in 2017 you can view availability and book your bed here.
We’d done 105 miles that day and Ruthie was a breath of fresh air.
Tony and Mac were cycling Land End to John of Groats raising money for their local primary schools Raise the Roof fund when they stayed at Pitlochry Backpackers. Tony says “Ruthie the manager was amazing. She made us breakfast and provided safe storage for our bikes plus gave good restaurant options in Pitlochry. Much better then all that she was outstanding, her personality was so uplifting after a hard day it really helped. We’d done 105 miles that day and she was a breath of fresh air – i would recommend to anyone a stay at Pitclochry Backpackers”. If you would like to donate to Bonsal Schools Raise the Roof fund you can find the details here.