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Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5AF, Scotland

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Overall Rating 90%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 84%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 86%
Security 90%
Service 90%
Comfort 94%
Green rating 86%

5 star accommodation overlooking Oban Bay, great for exploring the local area or as a stop-over to the Western Isles offering shared accommodation and private ensuite rooms

  • Dorm
    From €13.98
  • Private
    From €27.96
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Oban Hostel

Hostel Oban

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The gateway to the Western Isles, Oban Hostel makes a great base for touring, hiking, biking and boating. It is set on the seafront and is close to ferry terminals and a sailing school.

Accommodation is in 2 to 6-bedded rooms with family and private rooms available (with a lodge offering small en-suite rooms) and facilities include Internet access, on-site shop, laundry and a kitchen.

This hostel is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. Oban Distillery is only a 10-minute walk away and features a Sensory and Flavours Tour which runs regularly throughout the day. Oban War and Peace Museum is just 8 minutes’ walk away and the impressive McCaig’s Tower is about 15 minutes on foot.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 23:00
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 3 stay free.
  • 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.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

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


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 1631 562 025

Fax. +44 1632 566 814

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • National Kayak School (500m to 1km)
  • Stramash Outdoor Activities (3 to 5km)
  • Gateway to the Hebridean Isles (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



Albergue limpio y bastante confortable. Lo peor fue el equipamiento de la cocina del edificio B, muy escaso, solo una sartén y no en muy buenas condiciones


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Sun 14 Aug 2016

Ein besseres Hostel gibt es kaum, es war alles sauber, nettes Personal, Einrichtung super. Leider sind die Sitzgelegenheiten vor dem Hostel verschwunden.


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Mon 13 Jun 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • 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)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

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).
1km Oban
Oban Youth Hostel is within walking distance of the ferry terminal to the Hebridean Islands
Oban Taxis +44 1631 564 666
not applicable
Parking free of charger is available at the hostel. Please note the hostel only has 14 spaces
Within 1km of Oban Youth Hostel. Trains are available to all major train stations in Scotland and UK
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Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

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