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Oban Backpackers Reviews

Breadalbane Street, Argyll, Oban, Oban, Scotland

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89%

Rating
436 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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91%

The highlight was that there's plenty of common space and staff are really friendly. They could invest in renovation of the place - especially the shower facilities was a big run down.

  • 26th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

First up, the lady with the glasses at the front desk was a gem! She was super welcoming and full of positive energy! Great funky hostel on the north side of town, still within short walking distance of the train/ferry terminals. Lots of people would hang out in the common room, giving it a nice feel. Huge, very well equipped kitchen, and cheap breakfast provided. I would have liked to have individual lockers but there was a safe at the front desk.


97%

Really enjoyed my stay, thank you!

  • 17th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Extremely helpful staff!


97%

I loved Oban and Oban Backpackers. I wish I could take them home with me. This hostel has cozy common areas, a huge self-catering kitchen, an inexpensive breakfast, fantastic employees, comfortable beds, excellent Internet connections, decent bathrooms and showers, and a fabulous location. The only change I would suggest is to have lockers in the dorms. The metal cage type where either guests supply their own padlocks or rent them would be ideal. There's space for them under the lower beds.


100%

A very cool & quirky hostel, loved it!


91%

Except the fact there was no lockers to secure our stuff, this is the best hostel so far. Great atmosphear, good beds, huge kitchen, very friendly and helpfull staff!!! Thank you all!


100%

Very nice...!friendly and helpful staff!!


94%

Great atmosphere and Staff...made my stay in Oban extra special ! Cybele USA


46%

For the same money you can stay in Backpackers Plus, just across the road, smaller dorms, and way better value for money


100%

It was the best one!


91%

Nice and homie place to stay. The beds were very comfy. The staff was helpful with explaining what there was to do around Oban.

  • 22nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

All around brilliant experience and Ruthie at the front desk really goes out of her way to make sure your stay is great.

  • 20th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


57%

I was the first one to arrive in my room, but was allocated a top bunk, which I thought was unfair, I am nearly seventy.


100%

Brent at the front desk was extraordinarily helpful and insured that our stay there rivaled even posh b&bs we used on other occasions. Brilliant!


94%

Had a great stay here!


97%

The staff was the best part about staying at the hostel; they were always accommodating and cheerful. The breakfast was wonderful as well--fair price for excellent quality food.


100%

Vivid colours are adorable and I loved how meticulously clean it was. A nice change from most hostels in the UK. But the main reason why I would strongly recommend going to this place is its amazing atmosphere. The staff are not only friendly, but thanks to them Oban is now one of my favourite places in Scotland. When they cooked traditional Scottish dinner one evening, they even invited us to join them. Lovely time and such gestures is something money just can't buy. Thanks guys! xxx


83%

so friendly staff!

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

The standard of cleanliness was very high. The staff were friendly and attentive. In fact, Brent was such a lovely host (and fabulous cook) that I want to poach him for a venture I'm thinking of starting in Dunoon. I will come back and use this hostel again, even if it's only to hang with the guys again. ✌🏼️❤️☀️

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


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