About About this youth hostel ....
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.
The hostel offers a range of accommodation from private en-suite rooms to comfortable shared dorms, and is perfectly suited for groups, families and solo travellers.
WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, two comfy lounges (one with TV), large dining room with spectacular views over the Perthshire countryside, a laundry, drying room and free onsite parking. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.
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.
‘Wee Breakfast’ available (Please remember to pre-book).
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
- Friendly team with expert local knowledge
- Dog Friendly
- Walking distance from local restaurants, bars and shops
- Licensed, serving local beers and wine
For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here
Facilities & Services
April to October (RentaHostel available all year)
07:00 - 10:00 and 16:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
The hostel is open to guests all day. Late arrival is available by prior arrangement
Pet Dogs Welcome
Parking - Charges Apply (nearby or onsite)
En Suite Rooms
Suitable for Groups
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
05/12/2023Pitlochry Youth Hostel is very cosy and comfortable. The rooms feel more like hotel rooms than hostel rooms, very spacious, very comfortable and so nice to have an en suite in every room. The views from the windows are stunning, like a picture postcard, and it's very handy to be able to get the train there.
20/11/2023I had a fabulous stay in Pitlochry to see The Enchanted Forest, finally. Three of us returned the same month as earlier in October the event was cancelled two days running due to Storm Babet. The staff were incredible on both occasions and the hostel very well run. I would recommend the Pitlochry Youth Hostel to lone travelers, couples, groups and anyone wanting a doggie friendly stay. I'm already booked in for October next year and may head that way beforehand. Highly recommended.
20/11/2023Excellent comfort, value and service.
06/11/2023What a great hostel. The manager, Susan, is so welcoming and helpful and Pitlochry is a fantastic town to spend a wee holiday in. We are a party of over 40 and it is the perfect venue for our annual gathering. Planning to book for next year already
29/10/2023Lovely, warm welcoming atmosphere Kids had a great time. Thanks
26/10/2023Wonderful views. Quiet part of the village. Free tea, coffee etc. well equipped kitchen
24/10/2023My son and I enjoyed our two-night stay. Hostel is clean and friendly and great value
24/10/2023Great place in a great location. Met our needs perfectly & would return again.
21/10/2023The manager was super kind to us, could not be more impressed
21/10/2023Friendly and hardworking staff ensure this is an excellent hostel.
19/10/2023Couldn't wish for better. We were well cared for.
18/10/2023Ashley & EileenA super break at this lovely Hostel, in it's fabulous location - wonderful views & scenery, & so central for everything that lovely Pitlochry has to offer. The young lady that looked after us was so friendly & helpful, & hardworking, she really was delightful & this always makes such a difference (unfortunately we did not get her name - but we do hope she will know who we mean when she checks the dates, as we did thank her for being so lovely.)
17/10/2023All-round excellent experience.
14/10/2023This is my 3rd stay in this hostel & didnt disappoint again. What a view to wake up to and the girl on reception was so lovely and welcoming. The hostel is well maintained, well equipped, clean & cosy.
10/10/2023Very clean, friendly and quiet hostel with excellent rooms and great facilities. Special mention for Susan and Lorna who did a fantastic job in helping us and are a credit to the SYHA.
Excellent Hostel and staff deserve a big thank you for going out of their way - above and beyond to
10/10/2023The hostel is ideally located for a stop on the journey from Essex to Sutherland. Beautiful views from the room and dining room. Plenty to do. Very good members' kitchen.
10/10/2023Good hostel in a nice surrounding, everything was clean, easy check-in.
09/10/2023Susan and then Laura could not be more welcoming, friendly and helpful. They gave us up to date news on events and advice about where we could visit. Pitlochry Youth Hostel itself is a warm and beautiful building with very comfortable lounges and every amenity you would need and wonderful views of the surrounding hills and valley. I cannot praise it and the staff enough, and will be returning. A great stay.
09/10/2023Beautiful location and beautiful views. I visited with 2 children who loved the hostel experience. The room and all of the facilities provided were of a really high standard. The breakfast had vegan options which we very much appreciated, lots of choice too. Would definitely recommend this hostel and would book again.
05/10/2023Excellent - staff very friendly and helpful - room very clean, no charge for towels and noted was dog friendly too. Lovely large lounges and well equipped kitchen. Good value.
28/09/2023Great location. Comfortable hostel. Fantastic staff. Beautiful places to visit nearby.
21/09/2023Great hostel, friendly staff and good amenities
19/09/2023Great Hostel with good facilities for budget travel - big well equipped kitchen and dining area, well maintained, central location and lovely views, and helpful staff too!
13/09/2023The location was the best
10/09/2023Very enjoyable stay. I have stayed at Pitlochry Y H many times and it is always a pleasant stay.
09/09/2023A comfortable, friendly hostel well positioned for enjoying Pitlochry & the Perthshire countryside. Good kitchen & dining area
06/09/2023Great place and nice people, definitely not my last visit.
05/09/2023A very enjoyable stay in a comfortable, well-positioned and welcoming hostel. Pitlochry Y H is one of my favourites. Have used as a hill-walking base and as a PFT visiting base. It's looking more cheerful and welcoming than it did 8 or so years ago.??
04/09/2023From start to finish renting Pitlochry YH for a big family gathering was perfect. The hostel manager was so helpful, the bedrooms and social spaces were great, the kitchen ideal and even the weather was perfect! Lots to do locally for everyone and great takeaway food made for a memorable weekend.
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.