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Oban Youth Hostel

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A hostel I had visited many years ago and it was a great venue then. The SYHA have upgraded the building and the quality of the rooms is vastly improved. The staff are friendly and very helpful even with me turning without a reservation I was quickly booked in. Hostels are a reminder of my younger days and it is... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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52 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in a newer section behind the main hostel. Room was a double and was comfortable, although you need to watch your head on the little shelf at the head of the bed. Shower was very slow to drain of water. Wifi was good and there was off street parking.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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234 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Given that many hotels are stuffy, it's nice to find a place to sleep overnight that is clean and offers a basic European level of service in beautiful surroundings. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Hello, thank so much for your very kind review, we really appreciate you taking the time and we will be sure to let our team know. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared a large twin room with separate toilet/basin and shower rooms & all linen provided (a far cry from hostelling experiences years ago!) There were tea-making facilites in the room and access to excellent kitchen/dining rooms, as well as the option to order a good value breakfast (cooked or continental - the latter including cold cheese & meats). Views... More 

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

Wow, thank you so very much, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we will pass your kind comments onto our team. many thanks Lorna Padden More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful building with a view of the bay and lots of wildlife can be seen from the window. Good washing facilities, a really good selth catering kitchen as well as a TV room and computer room. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and the rooms are large. The room I stayed it (2) had a loo and shower... More 

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

Hello, thank you so much for your kind review. We are really sorry that you had some debris under your bed and we will ensure our staff double check more vigimatly, thanks so much for your positive feedback, really appreciated. Lorna Padden More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is very nice and clean hostel. There you have everything you may need: bad, hot water, great breakfasts but for much lower price. Ok, there is no room cleaning every day and you asked to move the plates after breakfast, but do you really need this?

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

Wow, thanks so much, we will let Ken know that you enjoyed his breakfast, we do too. Thank You Lorna Padden More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having had bad stay in a previous Hostel was impressed with this hostel Excellent location great views Clean and spacious rooms Shower a bit temperamental with controls of temperature at times but good shower Wifi quite good Friendly staff Common area clean and tidy Good cooking faculties Only downside is towel charge if you don't have towels with you Breakfast... More 

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Thank 5Lauraking100
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, many thanks for your kind commnets, we will be sure to pass these onto our team at Oban. Thank you for taking the time. Lorna Padden More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is one of many buildings along the seafront in oban and looking at all the others this looks the best cared for and maintained. the rooms are amazing and modern and I would expect the best decorated of all the properties along this road. It really does compare with top class hotels other than not having a mini bar... More 

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Thank joleene470
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Wow, thank you so much for your very kind review, we will pass your very kind commenst onto all our team at Oban Youth Hostel. Lorna Padden More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Located in Oban Bay looking over the bay watching ferries pass my window, just great why pay more for the place next door. Clean rooms and on the seafront, try the ferry trips to the Isles and you will be blown away, and it's right on your doorstep.

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Thank amberfourpaws
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 stay, it really is very much appreciated and the team will be so happy to read this review. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night whilst on a Road Trip to Scotland. The hostel was very welcoming and in a great location only a short walk along the seafront to the town centre and port. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Stayed in a top floor 8 bed ensuite dorm. Clean and tidy. The facilities including a self device kitchen were... More 

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

Wow, thank you so very much. What a lovely review. We will be sure to pass your very kind commnets onto all the team at Oban. tahnk You Lorna Padden More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oban Youth Hostel is a beautiful Victorian building. It is the only 5 Star SYHA youth hostel outside Edinburgh. The youth hostel sits on a sea front location with views over the Firth of Lorne and to the Inner Hebrides. Oban Youth Hostel offers a choice of two buildings, consisting of the original Victorian building and modern lodge to the rear, both offering excellent budget accommodation and both are available for RentaHostel. Oban Youth Hostel offers traditional multi-share accommodation and private rooms - all rooms both private and shared are en suite. As you would expect Oban Youth Hostel boasts 2 superb self-catering kitchens but meals are also available in the beautiful Raasay Dining Room. A secret gem at Oban Youth Hostel is the self-contained flat which sleeps up to 8 people and is ideal for families and small groups. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oban Youth Hostel

Address: Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: $39 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oban Youth Hostel 4*
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