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Corran House Hostel

Hostel | 1 Victoria Crescent, Corran Esplanade, Oban, Scotland PA34 5PN

86.7% Overall Rating

28 out of 32 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/08/2015)

"The kitchen/dining facilities were great, and added to by the views onto the harbour. Plenty of room, good supplies of food for breakfast. The lounge was very comfortable and spacious. Staff went the extra mile when I…"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 6.04
  • Towel USD 1.51

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

We charge the first night stay as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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This establishment is a Scottish Tourist Board 4-Star Hostel filling a wee niche in accommodation provision with a variety of room types from 4-bed standard dormitories to spacious, en suite premier guest rooms with spectacular sea views. Corran House offers good value for money and a much higher degree of privacy than many hostels. Most of the dormitories and guest rooms have private facilities. Read more

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About Corran House Hostel

Corran House is Oban's finest Scottish Tourist Board 4-Star Hostel. It occupies a unique position in accommodation provision in Argyll with quality rooms at good prices for families, groups, backpackers and individuals.

This family-run hostel is managed by Anne and Lindsay MacDonald with the help of some friendly staff. It has gained in popularity over the past few years and large numbers of guests regularly return.

There is a spacious and well-equipped, kitchen with seating for 20 people and a comfortable TV lounge. By prior arrangement, large groups can be provided with a light or full breakfast in the downstairs' bar.

No private parking facility is available on site but ample parking can be found on either side of the building in the Council car parks that are free after 6pm. However, there is an hourly charge during the day.

Beside the patio is Markie Dan's Bar offering a large range of malt whiskies, bar meals (from 12 noon to 9pm), pool table, big-screen TV with Sky, and great Scottish craic! Enjoy the beautiful view from the doorstep while you sample Markie Dan's food and drink.

Please note that Corran House is totally non-smoking and there is no stair-lift in operation.

Accommodation Information

Corran House provides comfortable self-catering guest-house and hostel accommodation in 9 dorm rooms, sleeping a total of 36 people, and 12 guest rooms, sleeping 26. All rooms are prepared with freshly laundered linen. No towels are supplied for occupants of dorm rooms but can be hired for £1 from Reception.There is a comfortable sitting-room with wide-screen TV, CD player, keyboard, board games, etc.

The large, homely kitchen is well-equipped, and a light breakfast is available with payment to the Honesty Jar. Larger groups wishing to eat together can be catered for downstairs in Markie Dan's by prior arrangement.
Corran House aims to provide a safe environment for sensible people to enjoy their holiday.
No smoking anywhere in the building
No lift or porterage.
Additional mattress beds, travel cot and high chair are available.
Free WiFi access.
Freeview TV in all rooms.

Location Information

Corran House, in the west end of Oban, is part of a Victorian terrace with magnificent views across the bay to the Isle of Kerrera and the hills of Mull. Oban, a small fishing town and busy ferry port, is ideally situated for exploring Argyll and the Hebrides.

Reputed as the 'Gateway to the Isles' it offers frequent and regular ferry access to the islands. The 45 minute journey to the nearest Isle of Mull can be taken every two hours from 8am - 6pm.

Climb up to McCaigs Tower to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the harbour and west to the islands.

If you have children why not take them on the short ferry journey across to Balamory, which is in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Visit the Cbeebies website from our interesting links for more information about this popular children's television show.

Explore the historic castles of Dunollie, which is a 15 minute walk along the coast to the north of Corran House, or Dunstaffnage, which is a 10 minute drive outside Oban

Local Walks
Enjoy a walk through the harbour town, along the coast or into the nearby mountains. For more information on local walks visit the Walking Wild website from our interesting links.
Discover Scotland's finest whisky at the Oban Distilery

Meet the local wildlife with sea sarfaris, wildlife trips, the sealife centre, fishing or historic whaling boats. For more information on these activities visit our interesting links.
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