Need to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city, then Pitlochry is the place to stay. Only two hours North of Edinburgh, it is situated in the hub of Highlands Perthshire. It is ideally located to explore the surrounding area with its variety of stunning landscapes and range of activities and places of interest.
Pitlochry Backpackers is an old Victorian hotel, bursting with character. We offer a range of rooms – dormitory (4-8 beds), twins and double rooms. It’s such a relaxing place to stay and unwind, with its big cosy lounge containing a pool table and comfy sofas. You might only think you’re staying one night but you’ll end up staying three or four – it’s that kind of place.
Best of all it’s literally a stroll away from the beautiful highland country-side – in just 5 minutes you can be at a tranquil loch-side with views through the trees to the hills above this gorgeous highland town. There are many wonderful walks to take; to waterfalls, along rivers, through ancient forests, or up Ben Vrackie (2760 feet, the hill above the town) – these walks all start from the hostel door!
The area is also dotted with distilleries, castles and ancient standing stones all within easy reach. Perthshire is also a big centre for adventure activities, including white-water rafting, canoeing etc if you’re up for it – or hire a bike at reception and get exploring – there’s some fantastic trails.
The Pitlochry staff are always friendly and willing to help, we can help you book your tours or recommend places to visit to ensure you enjoy your stay.