Pitlochry Backpackers

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

United States

5

Ruthie and Derek are some of the most welcoming and fun people I’ve ever met. They are so easy to work for and really want to make sure you enjoy Pitlochry. The work itself was straightforward and there was plenty of time to explore in the afternoons. I will definitely be back!

11 days ago

France

5

It was truly an amazing volunteering. I stayed 6 weeks in this lovely hostel and I met people from all the world. Ruthie and Derek were so kind, always with a touch of humor. I was with a big group of volunteers, we did a lot of activities : hiking, swimming in the loch, day trip, rafting, pub night, making dinner together, movies in the TV room...I really enjoyed. The work is pretty easy and the placement is just perfect, surrounded by nature, forest and mountains. This volunteering is also perfect if you want to improve your English. Pitlochry’s experience will be forever in my heart.

16 days ago

Canada

5

Absolutely loved my experience in Pitlochry, fabulous place, wonderful people, and amazing memories. Pitlochry itself is a lovely little town with not much to do but it's surrounded by fantastic nature walks, hiking and fun activities! The volunteers were amazing, such kind, wonderful people with whom I'll stay friends forever regardless of where we are. The manager Ruthie is the most wonderful person, and Derek is a big ol teddy bear. Loved it, would Absolutely recommend it!

17 days ago

Canada

5

Absolutely loved our stay at Pitlochry backpackers! We weren’t sure what to think about it at first, but quickly this hostel became our home away from home and that is partly due to the fantastic management of Ruthie and Derek! Ruthie especially is just such a sweet person who really cares about us volunteers. The shifts were easy going and collaborative, the schedule allowed so much time to explore the beautiful surrounding area, and we really felt we made lasting friendships that’ll continue beyond the time we spent there. It was so hard to leave this place, I cannot recommend it enough!

17 days ago

Australia

5

Absolutely adored my time here, I was very sad to leave because this ended up feeling like home for me. Ruthie and Derek are lovely & I absolutely loved the other volunteers I worked with here. An amazing town to relax in, the team is very flexible and the work is really enjoyable (for me at least). Definitely one of my favourite places now & I hope to come back next year!

26 days ago