Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 9.7

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 May 2022
    Received a very riendly welcome to practical, clean and well equiped home from home. We only stayed one night, but could comfortably be used as a base for a lengthier stay. Thanks for the hospitality.
    Scotland, All Female Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2022
    Charming downstairs and great location in town
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2022
    Excellent hostel. Everything you need and the staff are super friendly :)
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2021
    Great Hostel managed by very kind hosts ! I am so sorry I realised after leaving that I forgot to put my linen in the pink bag .. :/
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Oct 2021
    Hands down the best hostel experience I’ve ever had!!! Madeline, the woman to runs the hostel, is a dream! She goes out of her way to create a welcoming family environment, which I extra appreciated as someone who has been traveling solo. The hostel is spotless and cozy with free coffee & tea all day. I extended my stay twice and I’m already planning to come back next year.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2021
    The place was near empty which made the ambiance and camaraderie of the few who were there all the more enjoyable.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    25 Oct 2021
    Loved this hostel!! It was the end of the season in October so it was rather empty, but that was quite nice cause I was able to have some great conversations with the staff and hostel dwellers. I loved the kitchen, they had a bin and a fridge with free food that I was able to get creative with. Thanks for a wonderful place to stay!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    06 May 2022
    Good simple hostel with friendly & helpful staff and good breakfast options, comfortable lounge. Beds are comfortable, but nothing upmarket like individual lights/charging ports. No secure lockers either. Check-in is open till 10pm, which I knew about and just about managed, but isn't easy to find out.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    01 May 2022
    I enjoyed my stay at the hostel, the staff are excellent and very helpful. The kitchen is particularly good. I would stay again. A good location to take the ferry to the Isle of Mull and then to Iona.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    18 May 2022
    Oban backpackers is in an excellent location! Easy walking distance to anything you need. The kitchen was great and the common room had cozy vibes. The rooms were huge and the beds were attached to the wall which was nice. The mattresses weren’t great. The shower, however, was amazing! Best in Scotland, haha.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
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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