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Oban Youth Hostel

Oban exclusive hostel with bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi
From
£56

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from March 1 2021 to May 27 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • The property is closed between 23 July and 31 March.

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9.0.Superb.
  • Oban Youth Hostel is a friendly place with a great kitchen and communal rooms. I do think…

    Mar 9, 2020

  • Very helpful.

    Feb 10, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We're Good To Go (UK) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 79 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bathtub or shower

What’s around

  • Loch Linnhe - 36-minute walk
  • Oban War and Peace Museum - 1-minute walk
  • Oban Distillery - 10-minute walk
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds - 12-minute walk
  • St. John's Cathedral - 13-minute walk
  • Glencruitten Golf Club - 26-minute walk
This property is closed from 1 March 2021 to 27 May 2021 (dates subject to change).
The property is closed between 23 July and 31 March.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Room, Ensuite (5 Person)
  • Room, Ensuite (6 Person)
  • Apartment, Ensuite
  • Cabin

Location

  • Loch Linnhe - 36-minute walk
  • Oban War and Peace Museum - 1-minute walk
  • Oban Distillery - 10-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Loch Linnhe - 36-minute walk
  • Oban War and Peace Museum - 1-minute walk
  • Oban Distillery - 10-minute walk
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds - 12-minute walk
  • St. John's Cathedral - 13-minute walk
  • Glencruitten Golf Club - 26-minute walk
  • McCaig's Tower - 27-minute walk
  • Oban Ferry Terminal - 29-minute walk
  • Ganavan Sands - 33-minute walk
  • Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Carn Breugach - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km

Getting around

  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) 109-min drive
  • Oban Station 25-min walk
  • Oban Connel Ferry Station 7-min drive
  • Taynuilt Station 19-min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 79 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Reception is open 24 hours from April to October.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets stay free (dogs only)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

In the room

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Small print

Also known as

  • Oban Youth
  • Oban Youth Hostel Scotland
  • Oban Youth Hostel Oban
  • Oban Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Oban Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Oban

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 5.95 and GBP 7.00 per person (approximately)

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • This property is closed from 1 March 2021 to 27 May 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Oban Youth Hostel.
  • Yes, dogs stay free. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Coasters (7-min walk), Taj Mahal (8-min walk) and Coast (8-min walk).
  • Oban Youth Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good common spaces. A bit over-heated, excellent location

    1 night family trip, Nov 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly hostel in a perfect location!

    A friendly hostel right by the sea. I stayed in the female 6 dorm on the 1st floor and had an amazing sea view. Met some lovely people from all different places. Reception was really helpful and lended me a hair dryer when i needed one. There is a big shared kitchen to make any meals you want. There's also breakfast available- either cooked or continental for extra cost. It's only a 10 minute walk down to the shops and restaurants on the front (about 15ish to train station) and a nice walk on a sunny day. Would definitely recommend!

    Charlotte, 3 night trip, Aug 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Ideally located excellent value

    Friendly helpful staff, clean and tidy rooms. Close to all amenities

    Campbell, 1 night trip with friends, May 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Welcoming!

    Amazing in every way!

    sally, 2 night trip, Sep 11, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hostel is absolutely great and it is a HI-hostel affiliate. It’s not one of those, disco in the bottom type places, but it’s a great place none the less. The staff was all awesome as well! I would definitely stay again.

    Mike, 1 night family trip, Aug 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nothing not to like. Comfortable bed, nice staff, clean, and plenty of options for anything else you need. All the basics you want and need from a hostel.

    1 night trip, Mar 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We were surprised by the cleanliness and pleasant feeling of the Oban Youth Hostel. The staff were awesome and very helpful. The only issue was thinking we were renting an en-suite room with three single beds, but it turned out that it was a bunk bed and a single. It was a bit difficult for this older lady to climb up and down on that silly bunk bed for the three nights we stayed. So, make sure you specify and don't trust the picture that shows three non-bunk bed singles!

    Rose, 2 night trip, Oct 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic views from this ideally located hostel

    Really enjoyed my short stay here. Lovely welcoming staff, incredible views from my room. Comfortable bed and large room with toilet and sink in the room. Close walk to the city centre and close to lots of pubs and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again

    Jessica, 1 night trip, Sep 3, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    nice views

    Nice views of harbor, confortable, and a great location .

    marissa, 1 night trip, Jun 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Emplacement en front de mer extraordinaire, lieux impeccables, cuisine disponible bien équipée, personnel gentil, chambre confortable munie d'une salle de bain. Vaut le détour!

    3 night trip with friends, Sep 24, 2019

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