Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Backpackers Plus

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE : Pease be aware that due to the current situation we have a set of extra security guidance in place. Make sure you provide us with a phone number and email address to give us the chance of contacting you and walk you through the check in. Also for security, we will ask you kindly to pay by card and in advance when we will contact you.

FREE BREAKFAST, free WiFi, 96% cleanliness rating and central location - experience budget travel heaven in brand new custom-built facilities at Backpackers Plus, Oban's only 4-star backpacker hostel! We strive to make our accommodation a welcoming home-away-from-home with creature comforts you wouldn't expect for the price! Our lovely friendly enthusiastic staff are here to make your stay happy, comfortable and memorable. We're backpackers, too!

Take advantage of our industrial strength WiFi throughout the WHOLE building (yes, really!), free breakfast, free all-day tea/coffee, clean spacious rooms, secure bike storage, laundry service, cool communal areas with lots of character, strong hot showers, comfortable beds, and possibly the most well-equipped self-catering kitchen you'll find in a hostel anywhere! We've got the space and equipment for groups of up to 50 to cook and eat together, so gone are the days of waiting your turn for the only working stove-top. We keep a nice range of spices, oils and garnishes all year round so you can take your meals from bland to beautiful with no extra expense!
Our colourful lounge has loads of comfy sofas, a free book exchange, a pool table and foosball; the perfect place to unwind with a dram of whisky after a day exploring, or share a beer with new friends (or old friends over Skype!). There's NO CURFEW - you'll have your own keys to come and go as you please.

And the rooms? SPACIOUS. The solid bunks are wide and high enough to store two sets of luggage underneath so even full rooms aren't cluttered. The beds are built-in and solid (no creaking and squeaking here!) and each has its own reading light and double socket to recharge your gadgets overnight - no more fighting with your room mates over the one and only outlet in the corridor! Bring your own padlock if you want the extra security of the individual lockers we have under each bunk.
Visit Scotland has rated the cleanliness of our Hostel at a stunning 96 out of a possible 100 points. Our whole hostel is cleaned every day and your bed will be made up ready for you to check in. Big fluffy towels are available to hire from reception. We have plenty of bathroom space too, with separate facilities for male and female guests (so we can all keep a bit of mystery)!
Our central location is within a ten minute stroll of the bus and train station, fish and chips, convenience store, the sea front, pubs and cafes.
We also offer private rooms in our neighbouring guest houses (twins, doubles, family rooms - some of them ensuite!), all with a flat-screen TV and the same free WiFi and free breakfast that our dorm-dwellers enjoy.

We don't have on-site parking, but there is parking on the street (free over night) & free parking at the leisure centre just up the road form the hostel.

We look forward to welcoming you to Backpackers Plus in the Old Church!

Please note:
Maximum nights stay is 7 nights.
Check-in from 4-10pm
Check- out by 10:30am
Cancellation policy is 2 days in advance
We accept payment by cash & credit card
This is a no smoking hostel View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2020
    10/10 place tbh. Hang out room seemed like it should’ve cost £40/night. Gigantic communal spice rack, nice beds, good community considering covid. Really wanna go back, wish it wasn’t cooked out.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2020
    It was great would definitely recommend
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2019
    Great value for money and a bonus that you get food retailer discounts too.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Wonderful hostel in a great location. Lots of space in the room and a fabulous kitchen and chill out area. Nice friendly staff too.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in, very accomodating and such a great kitchen/lounge setup
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Aug 2020
    Nice and easy ❤️
    Italy, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    04 Mar 2019
    Great location, great staff. Facilities are great and kept reasonably clean. Full gear lockers beneath solid bunks are amazing, but the front entry locking system needs improvement. I would definitely stay here again!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    24 Apr 2019
    Nice hostel. Cool, in an old converted church. Great overnight washing service. Pretty comfy cruisey fun common area with pool table etc. nice to hang out in. Free breakfast yes please Rooms nice and new too. Good value for money.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    14 Jul 2019
    The hostel itself was great. Was disappointed however to find that booking through the websitecame at a cost which was not deducted from the accommodation costs. I should have gone direct to the hostel. I’d advise anyone, go direct. Don’t use the website. They apparently do nothing for the money and as far as I am aware it doesn’t go to hostel either. Schoolgirl error on my part.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Aug 2021
    Staff weren't available during my visit, they were working from home, which is a little bit strange considering it is a hostel! The key to the room was left in the front entrance, but hopefully this has since changed due to the restrictions changing on the 9th August (I visited before then). The kitchen was large and was nice to use, although only 1 of the 4 hobs worked. Hostel was clean though, and the rooms were nice. I would stay here again.
    England, Male, 25-30
Read all reviews


  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table