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Oban Youth Hostel

Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5AF, Scotland

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Overall Rating 96%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 97%
Security 95%
Service 97%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 92%

An impressive sea front Victorian villa with stunning views over the Firth of Lorne and to the Inner Hebrides

  • Dorm
    From $16.90
  • Private
    From $35.09
10 or more people?
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Oban Hostel

Hostel Oban

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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 and comfortable shared accommodation, 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.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast served in the beautiful Raasay Dining Room and 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.

Dogs are welcome, for a small fee, when booking a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is available.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of GBP 3.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 07:00 to 23:00
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1631 562 025

Fax. +44 1632 566 814

oban@hostellingscotland.org.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries to the islands (1 to 2km)
  • Oban Distillery (500m to 1km)
  • McCaig's Tower (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Pleasantly surprised; clean, comfortable, located in walking distance to food & drink, lovely view of the harbor from our room, comfortable beds.

100%

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Loriann,

Fri 18 Oct 2019

We try to always start our annual holiday in Scotland with a night in the YHA in Oban. I just wish that work allowed us to come up more often. It sets us up well for the holidays further north. And we get the chance to go to the Seafood Shack down at the ferry terminal.

93%

Avatar for Isabel

Isabel,

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Das Personal war sehr freundlich. Dei Parkplatzsituation vor dem Haus ist nicht optimal. Die Steckdosen hatten runde Löcher, so dass wir unsere Apapter nicht verwenden konnten.

90%

Avatar for Eva

Eva,

Thu 05 Sep 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500 m)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (500m to 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (500m to 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Oban Airport is 10km from the Youth Hostel with flights to the Outer Hebridean Islands. Glasgow Airport is approximately 2.5 hours from Oban (136 km). Edinburgh Airport is 2.45 hours from Oban (186 km).
Bus
1km Oban
Ferry/Boat
Oban Youth Hostel is within walking distance of the ferry terminal to the Hebridean Islands
Underground/Metro
not applicable
Car
Parking free of charger is available at the hostel. Please note the hostel only has 14 spaces
Rail
Within 1km of Oban Youth Hostel. Trains are available to all major train stations in Scotland and UK
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing
Sustainability

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