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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Whether you’re passing through Oban on the way to the Islands, or staying for a couple of days and exploring historic and beautiful Argyll, the original Oban Backpackers is the place for you!
Our funky hostel is part of the World famous ‘Scotland’s Top Hostels’ chain and we look forward to welcoming you to Oban.

As our accommodation is comprised of dorm rooms, we can only accept families with children if the whole room has been booked for sole occupancy. We CANNOT accommodate guests under the age of 18 in dorm rooms with other guests. If any guest within your booking is under the age of 18 you MUST contact us directly before making the reservation online.

Translated from its Gaelic tongue to mean ‘small bay’, Oban is an idyllic horseshoe bay sheltered from the Atlantic by the isle of Kerrera. Also known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, this is the largest port in North West Scotland and boasts spectacular views across to the Hebridean islands. In particular, the view at dusk from McCaig’s Tower provides a sunset you are unlikely to forget. Like any small port, there is a lot going on in Oban; the bustle of fishing boats, ferries, yachts and sea birds make the waterfront a lovely place to be.

The Original Oban Backpackers is perfectly located to enable you to make the most of your time in Oban. Just a 10 minute stroll from the bus, train and ferry terminals, our friendly hostel has everything you will need after a great day out exploring.

Our spacious, bright dorm rooms have all been recently refurbished and offer wide comfy beds that come complete with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 comfy pillows. Our powerful hot showers are available 24 hours and are guaranteed to leaving you feeling refreshed and ready for your next adventure.
We have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen that has everything you will need to cook your favourite meal and plenty of storage space and fridges available for you to use.
We serve an optional breakfast of cereal, toast, fruit juice and a freshly baked Scottish scone. You can have a 'wee bit of everything' for just £2.00 or simply prepare your own. The choice is yours!
Our funky living room boasts plenty of comfy sofas, a pool table, a fabulous real coal fire, loads of useful local information, games, free WiFi, an Internet Café Style computer and as much free tea, coffee & hot chocolate as you can drink! It’s a great place to relax and meet like-minded travellers so what are you waiting for?

Our staff are a friendly bunch who know the local area like the backs of their hands so don’t hesitate to pick their brains when you are planning your Oban adventure.

We also offer the following:

Laundry Service
Towel Hire
Free Hostel Booking Service
Free use of Hair Dryer & Straighteners View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2019
    Loved this hostel! Rory is a real cutie and all the other staff as well. Really appreciated the welcoming vibe, the house, the kitchen, the location. A place to feel home and relaxed in. All the best!
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Jul 2019
    Only complaint was the lack of storage in the room, lockable or otherwise. Also no specified place for luggage storage for early check in or out. Otherwise a great experience!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Aug 2019
    Right in the middle of town. Nice place to chill.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    01 Aug 2019
    This is a well set up and welcoming hostel in a great location. Literally 10 mins walk from the train station / ferry. Very close to the sea promenade also. It asks guests to keep the noise down after 10.30pm, but I found guests did not respect that. No one was boisterous, just voices carry.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    15 Jul 2019
    The building was wonderful, the workers were pleasant, and the atmosphere was fun. WiFi would get sluggish with a few people on, which happens. The mattresses were thin and the top bunk was extremely tall with one small wooden beam a few inches up as your support from the edge. Despite a noisy downstairs, several doors helped keep the noise away from the rooms, which was appreciated. An affordable bread breakfast is available for purchase, the kitchen is well stocked though. Only paid parking.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    10 Aug 2019
    Great value for money and prime location. Good vibe, many tourists in their 20s/30s. Only criticisms would be the showers could do with an upgrade and the mattresses were very thin - not the comfiest. Would not stay longer than 1 or 2 nights.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Jul 2019
    Very nice and helpful staff!!!
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    26 Jul 2019
    Nice friendly vibe, good kitchen👍🏻
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    14 Aug 2019
    The showers had no hot water. Otherwise the hostel was good and cozy. The bed duvet was warm. The staff was nice. We enjoyed our stay.
    Portugal, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    02 Aug 2019
    A good hostel, unfortunately they have a policy of registering guests with a document - on a sheet where you can see the information of previous guests - names, passport numbers, etc. So not very concerned about the basics of GDPR. Not very happy with this at all.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table