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.
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- Friendly and knowledgeable staff
- Great location with fantastic views
- Secure lockers and luggage store
- Private ensuite rooms available
- Bike store
Facilities & Services
April to October (RentaHostel available all year)
07:00 - 10:00 and 16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
The hostel is open to guests all day. Late arrival is available by prior arrangement
Pet Dogs Welcome
En Suite Rooms
Suitable for Groups
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
19/10/21It was a really lovely stay in a beautiful location. The hostel was very central and you could walk to shops and restaurants easily. The attractions were not too far either. We managed the Falls of Bruar ( stunning) and Faskally forest in an afternoon. There are more places to explore of course but we were only there for 2 nights. Highly recommended. Really friendly lovely staff too
04/10/21Nice hostel, short walk to the high street.
03/10/21Great hostel, well located, clean and warm. Staff friendly and helpful.
29/09/21Great location and friendly staff
27/09/21We did "rentahostel" for a family birthday. Hostel was perfect, plenty of space, great that all the rooms are en suite. Comfy beds, brand new kitchen. Everywhere very clean. Lots to do in and around Pitlochry. Hostel staff really friendly and helpful. Would recommend 100%.
21/09/21Very pleasant. Friendly staff and comfortable well situated hostel.
08/09/21Lovely stay. Nice room with ensuite. Close to town centre
Reg & Karen Bestwick
23/08/21Lovely stay, Susan and her team looked after us very well. Very happy with the rooms, quite wonderful to have such lovely accommodation. Very pleased with the COVID-19 precautions.
Anne from Aberdeen
16/08/21A last minute booking on our way from Ullapool to London.Beautiful building and location, very friendly and helpful reception staff, comfortable bedroom and dining room. I wish the kitchen's self catering facilities would re-open.
10/08/21The location of the hostel is superb, as it is on a little hill overlooking the town and the main street with shops and restaurants was very close by. The room and bathroom were very clean and spacious., even if there was no storage space in the bedroom. Towels and hand-sanitizer were provided. We could not use the self-catering kitchen, but the dining room with plenty of tables and tea/coffee making facilities was available to use and two lounges were open. Highly recommended.
05/08/21I enjoyed my stay at Pitlochry Youth Hostel: the friendly staff made me feel at home and were very helpful. An ideal location to explore the Central Highlands.
03/08/21We had a very pleasant stay in a beautiful hostel our ensuite room had a great view staff were great
24/07/21What a fantastic view!
12/07/21Budget hotel quality accomodation at a fraction of the price. Pleasant staff, good location, no problems parking - either on-site or on local streets. Nice views across the town and surrounding area. Lounges available, and dining room with free tea and coffee. Free WiFi.
11/07/21Lovely stay, especially due to the very friendly and helpful staff. The location was perfect and very comfortable room. Felt very safe and will definitely come back.
10/07/21Great location. Everything in the town is walking distance. Very friendly staff. Clean and well maintained.
05/07/21Very pleasant stay. Welcoming staff and comfortable facilities. Great location near the town center with wonderful views.
04/07/21I had no problems whatsoever the staff were excellent, facilities, no kitchen but I appreciate the reason, atmosphere people do seem to spent more time on desk tops but there is not much we can do about that. You have done a good job with the bed setups, it does save me climbing up to the top bunk !!
03/07/21A great place to stay as a holiday destination or stepping stone into the highlands. I have been before and will stay again. Check in Anna was superb! 4 happy motorcyclists.Ewen
29/06/21Great hostel right in the heart of Pitlochry with amazing views!
18/06/21A short notice booking, to avoid rain forecast for the next evening. Very helpful with check-in, and ensuring that I had the door code etc. Much appreciated shelter, and comfort.
08/06/21A perfect stay. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the room was comfortable and spotlessly clean, and the breakfast to go was generous. Our dog was made very welcome too.
07/06/21Lovely bed, very comfortable, coffee and tea on checking in and checkout, much appreciated. Very friendly welcome. I am a devoted life long hosteller and conditions have improved vastly over the years. Thank you.
05/06/21Excellent welcome, comfy room and bed. Nice shower in the morning.
31/05/21I have been to Pitlochry Youth Hostel a few times over the years and still enjoy coming back. Lovely room. On arrival made very welcome and efficient check-in. Breakfast and Lunch ready for collection next morning. Check-out efficient. Covid-19 arrangements working well. Such a lovely area, something to suit everyone.
11/10/20We had a wonderful overnight stay in the hostel. Check-in was super easy and the whole place was immaculately clean, including our room and ensuite bathroom. With no shared kitchen facilities in the current circumstances, it was a lovely touch to have hot water, tea & coffee available. Fantastic view from the hostel - we enjoyed fish and chips on the picnic bench outside to make the most of it!
05/10/20Wonderful view and location. Nice clean double room. Despite Covid restrictions it was a good stay and I would recommend.
05/10/20I stayed at Pitlochry hostel for 1 night during lockdown period, and the restrictions in place didn't impact on my usual hostel experience. I had eaten dinner out and in the morning helped myself to a couple of mugs of tea. The dining room has amazing views of the hills which provided a therapeutic start to the day. It is a warm and cosy hostel, with friendly staff.
30/09/20Lovely place to stay
27/09/20I always love returning to Pitlochry. It's a wonderful place that offers so much!The hostel is brilliant. It offers a wonderful view of the town. Anna from the reception is always a joy to chat with, and extremely helpful and accommodating at all times. The rooms are always clean and all you need for a few night stay. I love this place! Thank you Pitlochry Hostel for always making me feel at home :)
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.