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9.3
Superb
1231 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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.

The building is closed to guests between 12 noon & 5pm daily.

Description:
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 offer wide comfy beds that come complete with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 comfy pillows. Our powerful hot showers are guaranteed to leaving you feeling refreshed and ready for your next adventure.
We have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, open 7.30am-12 noon & 5pm-10.30pm, 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 £3.00 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, 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

Reviews & Ratings

9.3
Superb
1231 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9
  • Location
    9.6
  • Staff
    9.7
  • Atmosphere
    9.2
  • Cleanliness
    9.4
  • Value for Money
    9
  • Facilities
    9

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10
Superb
Oct 21, 2022
Homely vibes. Oban is a resting place where you can recharge your batteries. Beautiful walks and isles to ferry to for day trips. The hostel is closed in the middle of the day for extensive cleaning. Comfy beds and pillows. Nice kitchenware.
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Female, 18-24
9.4
Superb
Oct 10, 2022
A great little hostel in Oban. Quiet but wholesome atmosphere. As it is quite small it is really easy to meet people. Great cooking and facilities. Breakfast was decent as well. Would definitely recommend :)
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Female, 18-24
9.7
Superb
Oct 09, 2022
Fabulous. Funky decor and the warmest of welcomes.
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Female, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table