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  • 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.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.


Oban Youth Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Surrounded by miles of beautiful countryside and dramatic coastline, this five star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel is within easy walking distance of the town centre and comprises two buildings - the original Victorian villa and a modern lodge to the rear.

A perfect choice for groups, families and individual travellers, both buildings offer high quality private en-suite rooms all with lockers and bedside lighting and many with sea views.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, an excellent drying room, laundry and secure bike storage with cycle washing facilities. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

relax with a glass of wine or local craft beer in the adjoining lounge with its views over the Firth of Lorne and the Inner Hebrides. Dinner and packed lunches are also available by prior arrangement for groups of ten or more.

The lodge is perfect for groups wanting their own space and can be hired separately from the main building.

The hostel is perfectly located right on the seafront, close to the ferry port, and we’re happy to accommodate guests catching early ferries to the islands.

Nearby attractions include Oban Distillery, McCaig’s Tower, St Columba’s Cathedral and Oban War & Peace Museum. Famous for its local seafood, Oban boasts many good restaurants, bars and shops. For the more adventurous, scuba diving and sailing are available locally.

Oban is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct to check availability. There is a small charge of £5 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Nov 2021
    Bed was super comfy, really clean buildings, excellent location in regards to accessing the rest of Oban, and facilities were all great. The lady at reception was incredibly helpful and made us feel really welcome. Will definitely be looking to stay here again in future
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Oct 2021
    A short walk into town, this is probably the most comfortable and well located hostel I stayed at over my 2 week trip. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the facilities were great. They even have a later than average check out time which we definitely took advantage of!
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Jul 2021
    It had been a long time since we had stayed at a youth hostel and things have changed! Still great value for money and very clean but now a very modern and comfortable place to stay. I would say this YH is a better place to stay at than most of the hotels in the area. The staff were very helpful and friendly and couldn't have been more accommodating. 2 members of our party were disabled (1 in a mobility scooter) and we had no issues whatsoever. Excellent.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2021
    Loved this place! So understanding, patient, kind, and very helpful!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2021
    Brilliant hostel, just perfect for us staying the night before an early leaving ferry and then again when we arrived back late! Very clean room and extremely accommodating staff, staying up late to check us in when we arrived outside the usual check in time. Would 100% recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Sep 2021
    The hostel is immaculate and the Staff were extremely helpful. We had an amazing room overlooking the bay. Would definitely recommend to friends. The television room was newly decorated and very smart. Loved everything about our stay and very handy for the ferries and railway station.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    21 Aug 2021
    Fantastic value for money. Stylish , clean and a lot nicer than most of the local hotels . Will definitely recommend.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    30 Jul 2021
    Due to covid kitchen/catering areas closed so unable to fairly judge usual facilities. Not an issue for us as only stayed one night. tea/coffee available. Great location, our room had great view. Staff very friendly and helpful
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    15 Aug 2021
    Staff were very friendly, breakfast was lovely. Rooms were clean and tidy. The view from our room was spectacular. Bit pricey for a hostel. First timers.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 9.1


    22 Jul 2021
    Very good friendly hostel . Great location. pricier than other hostels, probably because of the location.
    England, Female, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi