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Backpackers Plus

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The Old Church | Breadalbane St, Oban PA34 5PH, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinbugh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

For 20 years, our group have made a February walking pilgrimage to a variety of places in Scotland. Rarely have we encountered such a pleasant hostel to stay in. Very cheap, excellent friendly staff. Warm, clean, comfortable rooms. This place is a gem in the hosteling community and I would recommend to anyone. Nice little touches like breakfast essentials provided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I stayed at this hostel as part of a Haggis Adventures tour and it was my favourite of the three we stayed at. So homely, and the kitchen was amazing! Loved the themed rooms with bed names! The employees were so kind and helpful, I had to get something printed off and the employee went out of his way to... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I stayed here for a week with a group and thought it was great. the common room space available was so comfortable. The dorms were comically themed and were clean and fresh, overall very practical with the space provided. The people that ran the place were very welcoming and inviting and were always happy and made you smile. I loved... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Warm, comfortable, cheap, wonderfully managed and staffed, facilities are excellent and the vibe is unbelievable. Short stays, long stays, it's really an amazing place - the rooms are well equipped, free wifi works everywhere and is brilliant, lights above every bed with sockets - computers. You name it they have it. Wish I could have stayed longer. Without a doubt... More 

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Moffat, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

I was a part of a project trust selection course that was due to stay for only one night but because of the stormy weather we had to stay in Oban for the week instead of going out to coll! The owner peter was absolutely great. Such a friendly man and a genuine nice guy. Him and all the staff... More 

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Batman, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Backpacker's Plus is a friendly, warm place to stay. I've stayed for the past 5 days and it feels sad to leave. The actual accommodation within, (with regards to the dorms) is clean and fresh and comically themed bunks. I also think that the people who run the place really make it worth the stay, stopping at nothing to make... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stayed there with 6 friends end of october. They where very flexible to take us in last-minute and very friendly to accommodate us so late at night. Location: near virtually everything (Oban city center, shopping, late night Kebab/Indian/pizza-place) It's super cosy in the common room, relaxed open and kind atmosphere with many sofa's and warm lighting. Kitchen is clean... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've stayed in around 30 hostels in Europe and I think I've found a new favourite! This hostel is bright, modern but quirky and full of character. The sky room is a brilliant sociable space, well equipped kitchen and quiet dorm rooms. The bathrooms were spotlessly clean. For £15 a night including breakfast it's also great value for money! Oban... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stayed here for the last night our our Haggis Adventure Tour. Nice, cheap, clean, cozy place. Comfy beds. Nice bright atmosphere. Free breakfast if your happy with toast etc. Would highly recommend this place. Also if you can get to the Ceilidh dancing at the pub down the road you'll have a great time!

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Aachen
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We slept with three persons at the Backpackers Plus. One double room and one single room. The rooms were in an extra house with shared bathrooms, a shared living room and shared kitchen. In the kitchen you could prepare yourself an easy breakfast in the morning. The whole thing was very simple but fair.

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