Pitlochry Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the gradual and responsible easing of restrictions from 19 July. Unfortunately due to continued requirement for social distancing, we are unable to open our self-catering kitchens at this time. We hope to provide a date for the opening of these facilities following the next Scottish Government update. 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.
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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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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- 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)
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 :)
27/09/20I am very pleased the Pitlochry hostel is open. My stay was very comfortable and the staff very helpful.
26/09/20Great to have your excellent coffee and fine dining room back on offer, even if we can't cook. It makes a huge difference to the stay.
25/09/20Good location near to the village, comfy beds, free tea & coffee, very accommodating when we had to change our booking by one night. Staff friendly and informative - explained all of the protocols around Covid well! Easy to lock up bike in the shed as well. Was clean, plenty of hand sanitiser and had own table at breakfast, felt very safe.
20/09/20Warm welcome with friendly advice on tap. Good safe parking.
18/09/20My single room was spotlessly clean and the whole hostel felt Covid safe, my only negative was there was no WiFi signal in my room but that was no ones fault and I was able to access the signal downstairs in the socially distanced dining room
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14/09/20We had a great stay, close to the town and the hills. Loved the view from the dining room. The staff were helpful too.
10/09/20Lovely YH in the centre of Pitlochry, a wee bit up a hill but this adds to the amazing views from the building. Very clean and we visited during C19 and had no concerns at all. Rooms were perfect, beds comfy and the service on site was brilliant. We where cycle touring and they have a secure bike shed to the rear. I recommend this dwelling if your looking for cheap, clean friendly digs. Cheers Arran
04/09/20Hi, Thank you very much for doing a such great work in this crazy time. We stayed 2 nights and all was perfect. We were so happy that we are planning to see all beautiful landscapes in the area with the Autumn colours. Persons at reception were very helpful and friendly. All great, and perfectly located too. I will highly recommend it for sure :)
01/09/20I was impressed at the efficiency and simplicity of booking your hostel online, and also appreciated that our dog was welcome too! The hostel was clean and instructions were clear to keep everyone safe. Staff were welcoming, friendly and informative. The location was perfect for our walk through the woods to Black Spout waterfall, and then to dinner at the Moulin Inn. I recommend Pitlochry and your hostel highly.
01/09/20First time back after lockdown. Hostel was clean, well set up for precautions, staff very friendly.
28/08/20Great location, great value for money. Clean and comfortable.
26/08/20Excellent, the staff were very good at providing hot water and anything else they could in these difficult times. The common areas were blocked off and access was restricted due to COVID-19, all very well managed though.
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.