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Oban Youth Hostel

Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AF, Scotland
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Ranked #7 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Oban
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This hostel advertised online and in the Scotland Youth Hostel Association guide as beds being £15. When I got there, they were £26! For that price, you might as well get a B&B. In addition to this, they charge £3/hr for Wi-Fi, which is absurd. The saving grace is that the staff is friendly and helpful.

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

Hi there, Thanks for your review. We are disappointed to read you didn't think we were value for money. Beds are available from £15 at certain points in the year and if you want to be made aware of any deals please sigh upto our newsletter and you will be kept upto date. Oban Youth Hostel is graded 5 star... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I stayed here twice, before and after a trip to the Islands. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm, we had the room over the kitchen in the main room with views over Oban bay and the Kerrera Island - absolutely beautiful and we could sit in the bay windown. comfortable beds, lots of space and good ensuite shower, toilet... More 

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

Thank You What a great review, thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay at Oban Youth Hostel, the team will be happy to read this positive review, thanks so much. Lorna Padden More 

Playa de las Americas, Spain
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Stayed two nights in March. This is a modern and comfortable hostel and I would imagine a very busy hostel in the tourist season. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hostel has amazing views looking over Oban bay and you can sit back and watch the ferry's coming and going in and out of the harbour. You can... More 

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

Hi There, What a lovely review, thanks so much, we really do appreciate it and will pass on your kind comments to our team. Hope too see you again soon. Lorna Padden More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great location and great price for room, room was clean and tidy staff were friendly. Exactly what you look for in a cheap 1 night getaway. Oban it's self is lovely and great to walk about, a trip to the beach at ganavan Sands is recommended. Ross

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

Hi There, Thanks for such a lovely review, we really appreciate it, hope too see you again soon. Lorna Padden More 

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