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The Old Church | Breadalbane St, Oban PA34 5PH, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place will have pretty much anything a hostel can provide. Dorm Rooms were wide and aired, beds already made and confy. Bunk beds were not squeaky at all and had a personal locker, a light and 2 sockets each! Wifi reached to our room (number 5) no problem. Showers were clean, powerful an very hot. The common area was... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night after catching the ferry back to Oban. The beds were comfortable, with lockers, individual lights, and a socket for charging your phone and the room was spacious - but it got pretty hot in the night. I did think there was a bit of a toilet shortage - there were three on the floor with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One night stay sleeping from 23.00 until 4.30 am :(. People starts to take shower and they have to pass near of your room door on a hood floor letting you to stay wake. These morning traffic provide that the rooms doors are always clapping 2 in 2 min. Forgot to rest here, this a hostel Bro. The bathrooms are... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best hostel that I stayed in in Scotland offering superb value for money. The hostel is located in an old church a few minutes walk from Oban harbour. Rooms are clean and modern and each bed has it's own light, socket and locker. The stand-out feature of this hostel is the large common room / kitchen which... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here on my way to catch the ferry to Barra. Very friendly and helpful staff and very reasonable rates. Being a converted church it has a cool communal area. Also close to the city centre but just far enough away to be reasonably quiet.

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

First time staying in a hostel and we stayed in a private room .. But this place was great! Enough bathrooms so you didn't have to wait and could shower when you wanted and right in the heart of Oban, about a 5 minute walk from the distillery .. (And an 8 minute walk from the freshest seafood you'll ever... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The kids running the hostel were all a little too cool for school and didn't really care to even pretend interest in their jobs. We were staying in a private room down the street from the church building and they really gave us the run around with doors closed then redirected then redirected again. That being said the room was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The staff were very friendly and let us leave our bags for the whole day before we were able to check in later that evening. The hostel had a very friendly feel about it! We stayed in a double room in a separate building to the rest of the dorms, it was perfect for what we needed for one night.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Super chill but a bit busy in the evenings. The staff are wonderful lovely people who were very helpful. Breakfast was typical, toast, jam, cereal. I had a bit of a problem with the bathrooms. They were quite smelly, like old dirty towel smell and it was a big turn off. Good location and laundry service for £5. Seems to... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Booked this room on the day and was given a lovely ensuite room in a building opposite the main building. Comfy beds and really well-stocked and well-kept kitchen. Breakfast was laid out in the morning with toast, juice, tea and coffee. All in all a really nice homely feel.

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