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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautiful small hostel, with friendly staff, nice rooms, and free tea and hot chocolate! You can use the dishes in the kitchen, kettle and cook for yourself. You can buy a breakfast in the morning for pennies. They make very nice scones. It's an excellent place to stay for a night or two if you want to visit Pitlochry. BTW...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here in a twin room with my daughter ! Absolutely brilliant place ! Reminded me of my backpacking days . Very social atmosphere . Communal kitchen . Cheap breakfast if you want . Free hot drinks . Staff are fantastic Ruth and Toni Rock . This is what hosteling is about and should be .

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

Hey Chris....Thank you sooooo much for this AMAZING review. It was great to meet you and your lovely daughter Emma!....Hopefully see the family Fox again. Cheeri Nooooo Ruth & Toni

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Just home from another great 4 night stay at the Backpackers. Friendly staff and guests. Warm, clean, bright and homely hotel right in the heart of Pitlochry. I would never dream of staying anywhere else.

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Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 4 October 2016

centrally located in the city, very good price, very nice hostel, cozy rooms. The reception and the service were great, specaly Tony!. The rooms are quiet. Interesting guests. Many thanks to Tony, the staff.

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

First of all: the staff was absolutely amazing!! He knew all of his guests by name (even if he struggled to remember but he tried :D) he was really willing to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. Pitlochry is a really small town but the hostel is worth a stay. Everything was clean, there was free coffee and chocolate...

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

Hi Daniel, Thanks a lot for this nice review!! Was a real pleasure to accommodate you We work hard to keep the place in the top conditions, reviews like yours encourage us to keep doing it!! Hopefully we can see you soon again in our wee hostel. Cheers again, all the best!! Toni

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We spent one night in pitlochry as a group of three girls. We got a six-bed-room to ourselves cause it was not too busy. The hostel itseld is pretty lovely - clean and quiet enough as well as right on the main road. The showers were like little wardrobes - which was unusual but they are good. There are three...

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

Hello Girls!! Claudia, Elisabeth and Sirah, hope you made something really good and tasty with the dough. Thanks a lot for such a nice and friendly review. Hopefully everything is ok with you. Cheers, see you soon and all the best Toni

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Was there for a night with a friend, the double room we had was very clean, bedroom was comfortable and the room was quite big, including the bathroom. Staff were extremely friendly upon arrival and always eager to help with suggestions on where to go and eat. The lounge was extremely comfortable with the free unlimited coffees and hot chocolates,...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were in Pitlochry for the Highland games and had planned to stay for two nights. We were at the SYHA hostel for those nights, which is also a nice place. However, after we had found Pitlochry Backpackers, we loved it so much (Pitlochry, too, is lovely and we vere lucky enough to enjoy the highlands in good weather) that...

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

Laura and Alex. Thank you so much for this lovely review! Pitlochry really is a place stop and enjoy, and I am so happy that between the 2 hostels in town we were able to please all your senses! I hope your journey back home was magical! And really great to meet you both! Cheeri Nooooo Ruthie ;)

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I have stayed with Jojo's hostels during my trip to Scotland. They are very well organized and the bed name marking reminds me of my school days. They have a big lounge, billiards pool, TV room and a nice kitchen.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Had an overnight stay with friends in a private room. What a great friendly little hostel. Toni at reception is the most friendly, cheerful and funny guy that you could wish to meet. Toni is the cheery on the top of this great little hostel. Will definitely aim to stay again.

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manager090, Receptionist, the cheerful and funny guy at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Hellooo, thank you very much for such a great review. Was a real pleasure guys, you all were so cool and nice :) and hopefully we can meet soon again!! All the best Toni

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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 

Additional Information about Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel

Address: 134 Atholl Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Price Range: ₹ 2,927 - ₹ 3,471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Choose a room with a view on the Main Street. We loved it at night. The further from the lounge the quieter it will be.”
 of 5 bubbles rafa44918, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms are just a little spacier than others. We preferred room 4 over room 2.”
 of 5 bubbles E6123VDlaurab, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Quieter rooms at the back”
 of 5 bubbles gailee2013, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Corner tower room has great views of town.”
 of 5 bubbles JaquleneC, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Near public transit”
 of 5 bubbles renep35, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
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