I stayed here as part of my LEJOG cycle ride. I arrived early pm and found the YHA very easily. It is at the top end of the highstreet. Upon arrival I tried to check in but was rudely told by the lady on reception to go away and come back in 30 mins. I did so and was treated slightly better. They had a garage at the back of YHA where I securely locked my bike. I was put in a shared room where I was put on the bottom bunk bed. All beds were pilled up with other peoples clothing but no one was about. By 8-9pm at night loads of people came back from working at the Blair Attoll agriculutral show. They were all very freindly but all went out and came back drunk about 2am in the morning. I went to bed about 11pm but awoke at 12 by the first people to return. I was then awoken by the YHA introducing more people to the room! When I woke up in the morning there were an extra four bodies asleep on the fllor in sleeping bags! This was certainly a surprise. The bunk bed had very few springs and the sheets were very worn. I only stayed here due to the fact there was no other cheap accomodation available. I would avoid this YHA at all costs. It is the first one I have ever stayed at but if this is the current standard of YHA's in the UK then god help us! A very eventful stay.
- Also Known As:
- Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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