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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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Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

This was the third time that I have stayed at the hostel with various members of my family and it was just as brilliant as ever. The rooms are very bright and friendly and the common room is fantastic. We always seem to get chatting to interesting fellow travellers and it is just the best place to meet up, grab... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Stayed in this hostel for 2 nights and it was so good. Huge common room and kitchen Free basic breakfast The doom I was in was new and super clean Would of been very happy to stay longer! And the staff were super friendly. Location was also perfect short walk to the town. All in all fantastic hostel!

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Overall a pretty standard facility with a cool laid back vibe. Had a six bed room to myself which was kind if awesome! Room: colorful, good size, clean, brightly colored. Each bunk had a light and a plug in. WiFi was good in my room. Bed: solidly built bunks, clean bedding, two pillow, B- for comfort. Bathroom: very clean, showers... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've stayed in over a dozen hostels, most of them in the UK and I can say without any doubt that this is the best of them all. Everything was sparkling clean, comfortable rooms, very friendly and helpful staff, great kitchen, big breakfast and wifi included in the price, incredibly cozy common room where you instantly feel like home!

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