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Oban Youth Hostel

Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AF, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Oban
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Craigylad78 Rotherham, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very cheap place to stay. It's very clean. But certainly budget. Dorm rooms for six. Everything is a pay for extra. Would book a separate room if come again. It is Nicely placed, nice walk along the front into Oban. There is ample parking.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were a group of 9 aged 5-73 and got two rooms. One for 6 people and one for 3 people. Everyone was extremely happy with the accomodations. The rooms were clean and had enough space for everything although not much else room to spare. The breakfast was good. It was walking distance to the Donollie castle and about a... More 

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent four nights here as part of our trip up the west coast of Scotland. Billeted in the annex in a private room. Accommodation was (by YH standards) excellent - even en-suite. Really quite impressed. Didn't sample the in-house restaurant but it looked quite smart. Hostel is well situated on the esplanade with only a short walk into town. One... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i landed in this wonderful place by sheer chance. Finding no response on reaching SYH Glencoe mid day, I drove off to see Oban. Searching for an impossible parking space, I was on the Esplenade. There, in line with a row of expensive hotels, I noticed the SYH flag and drove in. On a lark, I asked the reception if... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at this lovely hostel for five nights between Island hopping on the Western Isles. The staff were welcoming, helpful and friendly. The hostel was clean and tidy and beds comfy. The view from the hostel looking over the bay is wonderful. We will back!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travel to Oban on our way to Tobermory. Ferry was on strike so decided to give Oban a try and stay there for a couple of days. The staff was always happy to help and willing to chat to make you feel more comfortable. the comunal areas were always clean and the whole lay out of the hostel is fantastic... More 

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Balestier, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (2 adults & 1 child) stayed at the private room in June for 2 nights. We didn't use the facilities or meals. Pros : a) Value for money. b) Very clean rooms, quiet and safe environment. c) Service staff was excellent and friendly. d) View of the bay from the private room was excellent. Con : a) Some distance... More 

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Kalbarri, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very happy with our stay here. 3 older ladies. Shared a triple room with en suite which was clean and adequate. Wonderful views from the window. Happy with the facilities provided. Close to boat terminal where we took one of the island tours of Mull, Iona and Staffa.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stayed for one night following sailing from Oban. Lovely building overlooking the water. Rooms modern and clean with full facilities. Short walk (15 minutes) from train station. Option of self catering, restaurant or plenty of places to eat / drink not far away in the town.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for a super review, we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience. Lorna Padden More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

the hostel and lodge where OK the view was lovely with the isle of mull ferry going past during the daytime the nightlife is not wonderful but it nice to walk along the harbor side at night i hope to visit again

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Hello, Thanks for your feedback its very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back. Lorna Padden More 

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