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Oban Backpackers

Hostel | Breadalbane Street, Oban, Scotland PA345NZ

95.8% Overall Rating

257 out of 263 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/03/2015)

"Very friendly staff, great accomodation. You get advise on all issues you can think of. It is a family-like atmosphere."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 2.97
  • Towel USD 1.49

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 17:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Oban?

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**Under New Management Since May 2013**
Oban Backpackers has recently been fully refurbished and provides fantastic accommodation for those travelling on a budget.
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 Jo-Jo's Hostels’ chain and we look forward to welcoming you to Oban. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Selected drinks included, Self-catering

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Selected drinks included, Self-catering

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Selected drinks included, Self-catering

About Oban Backpackers

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

Accommodation Information

Oban Backpackers has 7 Dorm Rooms of varying sizes.

We have 1 x 12 Bed Dorm, 1 x 10 Bed Dorm, 1 x 8 Bed Dorm & 4 x 6 Bed Dorms

All of our beds come complete with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 comfy pillows so there is no need to bring your own sleeping bag.

We can accommodate up to 54 guests.

Location Information

Oban Backpackers
Breadalbane Street
PA34 5NZ

Our centrally located hostel is just a 10 minute stroll from the bus, train & ferry terminals

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