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Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel

134 Atholl Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AB, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
megankline Perth, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
50 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in and got a room here on short notice, Ryan is a great help with lots of tips on what to see and do, we changed our itinerary the next day based on his advice and were not disappointed. The rooms were nice, it was not full so we were lucky to have a 4 bed dorm to... More

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manager090, Manager at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Guys :) Thanks for your very kind review and it was my pleasure to help out. As long as you enjoyed your trip that is all that matters :) It was really nice having you stay with us and meeting you both and hopefully if your ever passing again our paths will cross :) All the best and take... More

Newtonhill, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends booked this as a stop over. They shared a twin room and I got a double. Although the place looks and feels old, it has been made to feel a bit funky with some cool bed covers and wallpapers. I think it is mainly aimed at the younger type of traveller. Check in was easy and there is... More

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manager090, Manager at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for coming and stay with us and for giving us a review. Glad you liked our colors and bed sheets :) The lounge is something we are really pleased to have as it is nice and big and good for our guests to get together and get to know each other. Really gutted about your bathroom on your... More

Oban, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to Jo Jo and her band of merry staff who made us all super welcome over the weekend! Gorgeous bright hostel, superbly comfy beds, free tea and coffee and pool table. Our room was ensuite and my best friend had a gorgeous double with a turrett! Get your "Rapunzel" on and check it out!!! Thanks guys, we will be... More

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manager090, Manager at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking time out to give us a lovely review :) Totally chuffed to bits you had a good stay and it was our pleasure. We have the best guests and this just proves it. Hope all is well and fingerscrossed our paths cross again. All the best for the future :) More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed at the hostel for one night. The hostel had a good vibe and the double room with bathroom we stayed in was value for money. The hostel stood out because of the staff. During my stay i had several things to take care of since my motorbike needed mending. The staff let me use their tools and were helpful... More

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manager090, Manager at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for the review :) Glad to hear you had a good stay with us and our staff were helpful. We are always happy to help if we can and the fact you had a motorbike would have pleased our receptionist as he likes his motorbikes too. Hopefully see you again in the future and i... More

Vancouver, Canada
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209 reviews 209 reviews
31 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed for one night at Pitlochry Backpackers in a private double room. The staff was very friendly and helpful with recommendations and info on the town of Pitlochry. The room was a pretty decent size with a pretty good bathroom attached. The bed wasn't great as it was just a couple of foam mattresses stacked but it turned out... More

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Ryan E, Manager at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi to our Canadian Friends :) Thanks for taking the time to give us a nice review :) We totally appreciate the comments. Really glad you had a nice stay with ourselfs and my fingers are crossed we meet you again sometime in the future. all the best for the future :) More

Hawick, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

called in after walking the robroy way, was given the turret room (double, en-suite),plenty of clean towels an overall lovely room with a great view from the comfy chairs in the turret window. hostel is full of lovely bright colours and has a good standard of cleanliness both in the room, en-suite, and the hostel in general. very friendly helpful... More

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Ryan E, Manager at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your kind review, Im really glad you had a good stay with us and congrats on completing the Rob Roy way...............another walk done eh. Il pass your nice comments to the staff and they will totally be please to hear them. Thanks again for coming and staying with us and all the best for the future. More

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Lovely hostel with friendly and funny staff. The common area was really big and had a pool table where you could play for free which was a nice change!! The rooms were good, beds comfy and showers decent. Internet a bit funny at times but generally a really nice place to stay!!

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Ryan E, Manager at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks again for the nice review, I would have gave you a game of pool if i knew you liked your pool :) I know what you mean about the internet,We are trying to resolve this with Bt at the moment and i think a new rooter is on the way so hopefully next time all the internet needs will... More

Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After an abrupt change of plans to my backpacking trip, I had to pack up my tent and all my gear from the Aberfeldy camp site for a day of hiking around Pitlochry before heading home that evening - and alas, there was nowhere to leave all of my heavy kit! A friend popped into Backpackers, asked if there was... More

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Ryan E, Manager at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the review and it was good that we could help you if just a little, Ben Vrackie is a lot easier without your backpack i can assure you:) Hopefully see you some other time. More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a budget hostel and must be judged as such. We had a double room which was quite large, comfortable bed and had a sitting area with table and 2 chairs in a turret on the road side. It was clean. Toilet and shower en suite were dated but fully functional. Ryan the manager is a real hoot, great... More

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Ryan E, Manager at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Thank you for taking the out to review the Hostel :) Also we are really pleased you had a good time and thanks for the lovely comments :) It really good to hear nice comments for me and the rest of the staff because we do try. Hopefully we will get to see you guys again in the... More

Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A very standard hostel in a good location. Our twin room was nowhere near worth £45, crap night sleep in rubbish beds, punctuated roaring and singing from drunk people outside the bar next door. A BnB would have been a much better option for the same price. Lesson learned!

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Ryan E, Manager at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hostel and glad to hear that you liked our great central location. I am sorry to hear that you were disturbed by noise from the bar next door. I have raised your complaint with the manager of the pub who apologizes profusely for any annoyance their customers may... More

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Address: 134 Atholl Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
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Set in the heart of beautiful rural Perthshire, Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel makes a terrific first stop for any trip into the Highlands. All the comforts of a hotel plus the ambiance and facilities of a hostel - twin, double and dorm rooms are available plus a wonderful sunny lounge, overlooking the main street. Pitlochry Backpackers is an old Victorian hotel, bursting with character. We offer a range of rooms - dormitory (4-8 beds), twins and double rooms (our twin & double rooms are all en-suite). It's such a relaxing place to stay and unwind, with its big cosy lounge that boasts a free pool table, comfy sofas, free tea, coffee & hot chocolate, free WiFi, musical instruments, games, book swap and loads of info on the local area. We also have a separate movie lounge with comfy sofas & cushions and a wide range of movies for our guests to watch. Our comfy beds come complete with bedding so there is no need to worry about carrying a sleeping bag and our self catering kitchen has everything you will need to prepare your favourite dinner. It's a great place to meet like minded people and although you might think you're only staying one night, 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 countryside. In just 5 minutes you can be at a tranquil lochside with views through the trees to the hills above this pretty 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 our 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, bungee jumping, mountain biking, canoeing etc if you're up for it - or simply get your boots on and get exploring - there are some fantastic trails. The Pitlochry staff are a friendly bunch who know the surrounding area like the backs of their hands and are willing to help so don't be shy! Come and have a chat at reception and we can make sure you make the most of your time in Pitlochry. ... more   less 
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