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Oban Backpackers Reviews

Breadalbane Street, Argyll, Oban, Oban, Scotland

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87%

Rating
380 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Great place to stay. Big kitchen, very clean, free hot chocolate! :)...strongly recommend it

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your lovely review, We are glad to see you strongly recommend our hostel and we welcome you back any time to enjoy our free hot chocolate! Safe travels, Oban Backpackers Team

94%

This hostel had the best atmosphere of any place I've stayed. Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate, a pool table, guitars in the cozy lounge room. There's no wifi in the rooms and the mattresses are foam, but how much time does a person spend in their room?

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Thank you for your review, We are glad you enjoyed our cozy lounge and all the facilities we have at Oban Backpackers. Thank you again for your fair review and we hope to have you again in the future. Safe travels, Oban Backpackers Team

94%

I enjoyed my stay at Oban Backpackers. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the facilities were in great shape. I liked the vibe and the company of the other hostel-goers who were really respectful and a lot of fun. The mattress was a bit hard on my back, but it is a hostel!

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Hi there, Its great to hear you had a pleasant time here at Oban Backpackers. We thank you for taking the time to review us with such great compliments. We are sorry you found the mattress to be a bit hard, we will be carrying out a mattress audit shortly to see if we can make any improvements. Good luck on your travels and thank you again for the lovely review. Warm regards, Oban Backpackers Team

100%

Great hostel, made to feel really welcome and like it was a proper home from home for the evening. Will definately be back! Thank you!

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. You are welcome to come back any time and we are so glad you felt at home during your stay. best wishes and see you next time! Oban Backpackers Team

86%

...friendly staff .everything ok.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for taking the time to review us, We are glad you received a good welcome and the staff were friendly. Happy travels and thank you again for the review, Oban Backpackers Team

100%

Although this appears to be a hostel for the young it has excellent facilities for all

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your lovely review, We are glad you felt comfortable during your stay in Oban. We feel its a great place for all to use as a base for exploring Oban and the Islands and all ages are welcome (minors only in private dorms of course). Hopefully see you next time you're in Oban. All the best, Oban Backpackers Team

100%

Best hostel I have ever stayed in! - Super comfortable beds - Two fluffy pillows - Clean - Safe - Great location - Great atmosphere - Free milk, tea/coffee and hot chocolate

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for such a great review!! We are honored to be the best hostel you've ever stayed and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and all the facilities we have here at Oban Backpackers. Hopefully see you again some time in the future. Safe travels and thank you again for taking the time to review us. Kind regards, Oban Backpackers Team

83%

Very friendly, helpful staff. Brilliant atmosphere. Central location. I can recommend stay in that hostel to everyone. There is only one thing could be fixed - Wi-fi in rooms.


94%

Cheerful hostel nestled on a side street in Oban, within walking distance of everything in town (it's not that big). Good hostel atmosphere in common area. Clean and comfortable. Would stay again.


94%

Great hostel, nice big rooms. Close to everything. Common room and kitchen are some of the best I've seen. Would definitely stay here again.


80%

Really enjoyed staying here. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms could use lockers and a chair for those in top bunks, but other than that, good solid hostel.


89%

Pros: staff wonderfully friendly, showers are great, very clean and beds are pretty decent Cons: no lockers, wifi only in common room Overall you won't be disappointed staying here at all- would definitely stay here again


63%

We were 3 girls and we shared the bedroom with an ols drunk man and a very old men, it was a bit embarrassing...

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Awesome hostel overall.. Everyone was helpful and everything was close :) bus station/train station is only a seven minute walk away!


83%

Mattress a bit this for the type of base on bunks. Otherwise an excellent hostel!


83%

The showers are not the best for getting changed but it's manageable.


74%

good location close to centre of town about 5 mins walk, 5-10 to the bus and train station. bathrooms were clean but they are mixed showers and the stalls are very enclosed and get hot so you to put your clothes on getting sweaty! kitchen was big and well stocked with pots and oil/salt etc. no lockers but the dorms were roomy. the top bunks are HIGH and have no rails so hope you don't fall off!


71%

Staff wasn't great, they kept to themselves. It's on the other end of town from the train station so get ready for a hike. Clean though, so that's a plus.


100%

Staff are very helpfull. I really enjoyed my stay.


80%

Merece la pena, posibilidad de desayuno correcto a buen precio, ningún problema.Recomendable. It's worth it. You have the chance to have breakfast at a good price, no problem. I would recommend it. Above the average for its price


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