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Oban Youth Hostel

Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AF, Scotland
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this place because of the amazing view of the Oban bay from the esplanade. I also chose it because I had planned to tour Scotland on my own and this hostel is very convenient because it's near the train station and close to the ferry terminal for the isles. It's clean and the staff are very kind and... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review and for posting about your recent stay with us, much appreciated so thank you. Lorna Padden More 

Houston
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to post and let us know about your recent stay with us, very much appreciated and will pass on your kind comments to the team. Lorna Padden More 

Cleveland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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

WOW, Thanks so much for a great review and we look forward to your return visit. Lorna Padden More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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

Wow, Thanks so much for a great review, and the views yes they are the best. Lorna Padden More 

Lancashire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

Wow, Thanks so much what a lovely review, we will be sure to pass on your very kind comments to the team and yes the view is awesome. Lorna Padden More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Hi There, What a lovely review, thanks so much for posting such a great review, much appreciated. Lorna Padden More 

Balestier, Singapore
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post and let us know about your recent stay its very much appreciated. Thank Lorna Padden More 

Kalbarri, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks so much for letting us know about your recent stay, glad you enjoyed your stay and yes the views are breath taking. Lorna Padden More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

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