Pitlochry Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the responsible lifting of restrictions and are delighted to be able to plan for the re-opening of our self-catering kitchens from 1st November. Drying room facilities are now available at many of our hostels but we would ask you to please contact the hostel team directly to allow them to manage your access. The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities in which we operate remains our main priority at this time. For more information on what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ's section of this website.

As you’ll appreciate, advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and we would ask all our guests to continue to refer to Scottish Government guidelines and Transport Scotland advice on travel and social distancing when making their booking. Please remember, this guidance may be different in England and Wales.  

Set in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, with stunning views over the town and surrounding area, Pitlochry Youth Hostel is perfectly located for anyone looking to explore Highland Perthshire.

Sitting away from the town's busy main street, all of the hostel's comfortable rooms are en-suite, and are perfectly suited for groups, families and individual travellers.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast served in the large dining room with fantastic views over the beautiful Perthshire countryside (please remember to pre-book), or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a laundry, drying room and free onsite parking. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. The hostel is licensed and there’s plenty of room to relax and enjoy a Scottish craft beer or glass of wine in one of the hostel’s two comfortable lounges, one with a TV.

Browse the shops, eat and drink in local restaurants, or visit the town’s two excellent distilleries. Other attractions include Pitlochry Festival Theatre, leaping salmon at the town’s fish ladder, Blair Castle and the Queen's View. Not forgetting the magical ‘Enchanted Forest’ in nearby Faskally woods in October - but remember to book early for this one!

Pitlochry is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on +44 (0) 1796 472 308 to check availability. There is a small charge of £5 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

We’re committed to delivering the highest levels of cleanliness. To find out more about our Cleanliness Commitment please click here.

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Five great reasons to visit Pitlochry!


Why stay?

  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Great location with fantastic views
  • Secure lockers and luggage store
  • Private ensuite rooms available 
  • Bike store

Pitlochry Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Knockard Road, Pitlochry PH16 5HJ Get Directions

Facilities & Services


April to October (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

07:00 - 10:00 and 16:00 - 21:00

Check in

16:00 - 21:00

Check out

07:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

The hostel is open to guests all day. Late arrival is available by prior arrangement


Pet Dogs Welcome

Free Wifi

Private Rooms

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups


Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Shopping Nearby

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Pitlochry sits in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. Easily accessible by train and bus, it's ideally situated for touring Highland Perthshire.

Set amidst hills, lochs and woodland, Pitlochry makes a superb base for outdoor enthusiasts wanting to explore the area's numerous walking and cycle routes.

The famous salmon ladder, Blair Castle, Blair Atholl Distillery and the Queen's View are not to be missed and Pitlochry Festival Theatre, known affectionately as the "Theatre in the Hills", offers a varied and exciting programme of events throughout the year.

Using the forest as a natural backdrop "The Enchanted Forest" in nearby Faskally Wood is a lighting show that is quite simply out of this world. Each October the autumn woodland is transformed into one of Scotland's premier light and sound experiences that dazzles and delights. Unmissable.