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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed as part of a tour group. Very friendly atmosphere in this quirky hostel. Rooms were spacious, had a comfortable sleep, the showers worked well. Good kitchen and choice of facilities. Close to everything you want to get to.

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BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers Plus, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for the lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again one day.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 23, 2016

What a great place to stay in! Friendly staff, very nice rooms, free breakfast! Highly recommended! We really enjoyed staying there as a family! I wish we could have stayed there longer than just one night.

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BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers Plus, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Hope to see you again one day!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Booked 2 dorm beds last minute. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms, kitchen and living area, bathrooms. Great price for one night stay, including breakfast (toast and cereals) and hot drinks! Mattress a little on the thin side, but can't complain for the price!

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BackpackersPlus, Owner at Backpackers Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed you being here as well. Come back soon!

Chicago
Reviewed October 10, 2016

No matter who you are you are welcome here. There were older adults and young people. The kitchen was the nicest and most well-equipped I've ever been in at a hostel. Location: an old church retro-fitted. There were plenty of rooms and the bathrooms were really nice. Oban itself is a GREAT town and this hostel is absolutely the best.

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BackpackersPlus, Owner at Backpackers Plus, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. We loved having you here and hope you'll be back one day. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is very nice and beautiful! The staff is so helpful and cordial, they have clean and comfortable rooms and bathrooms, for a great price! It is an amazing option for those who come to Oban!!

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BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers Plus, responded to this review

Hi Aninha S, We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and find Backpackers Plus beautiful! We're always trying to keep the place clean and cheerful for our guests, so it's good to hear that we managed to do so!

Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Booked a cheap room whilst in transit. Bedroom on-suite in a house down the road. Clean, friendly staff. Needs refreshing, outdated, duvet needed ironing, towels old, no TV signal. But bed was quite comfortable and served the purpose. See what else you can find.

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BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers Plus, responded to this review

Hi annsandell, Thanks for the review! We've just started on repainting/ renovating our private rooms, so hopefully we can make a better impression next time you stay with us! We're sorry the duvet was creased and the towels old. We'll have a word with the staff and we'll sort out any old towels we can find and replace them with...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 25, 2016

I arrived on a motorcycle in the rain. This place was a great place to find at very reasonable cost. Very friendly owner explained everything. Breakfast included help yourself. Oban was small but quaint.

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Hi Steveroy2016, Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Backpackers Plus!

Reviewed September 20, 2016

This was not my first choice of hostel in Oban as I was rather put off by the name Backpackers, as I was looking for a quiet room. However the other hostels were all full. Next time this hostel will be my first choice. We arrived quite late but the gentleman on reception was welcoming and very helpful, and efficient....

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Hi, Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much!

Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Went in April to stay over night before getting the ferry to the isle of coll for my selection course with project trust. The staff were very friendly and asked questions and gave advice for our selection course. They put all the females on the course in the same room with 2 bunk beds. The beds were comfy and the...

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Hi Kayleigh, Thanks for the lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much and hope to see you again for training next summer!

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here on a haggis adventure tour. Beds are comfy, you get two pillows! The kitchen and lounge area is very chilled. The breakfast in the morning is good, I love that there was vegemite!! The sign in the shower room saying they were 'hot, hot, hot' I didn't see and had a very hot burning shower. They should probably...

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BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers Plus, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We know the shower situation is not ideal at the moment but we'll hopefully get it sorted over the winter. We're glad you enjoyed the room and the breakfast. Hope to see you again one day!

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This is a fun, cosy hostel with loads of character and the friendliest staff you'll meet! We've got a great central location convenient to all amenities in the bustling Scottish west-coast town of Oban. We have comfy, spacious dormitories as well as family-friendly private rooms (some with ensuite), all with access to a very well eqiupped self-catering kitchen. Our prices include all bedding, a buffet breakfast and free internet. We have a huge, fantastic lounge and socialising area with a pool table, board games, books, and all-day free tea/coffee and hot chocolate... Every creature comfort for the budget-minded traveller! Our private rooms are in our annex about 100 metres away from the main building. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers Plus

Address: The Old Church | Breadalbane St, Oban PA34 5PH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: $38 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Ask for a room with private bathroom if available.”
 of 5 bubbles steveroy2016, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“We were in a separate building to the hostel reception, which was a little way up the street, and our room was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles ROFRCO, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 was right next to shared loos - not the quietest!”
 of 5 bubbles morags298, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“Family room when you have kids”
 of 5 bubbles 803jolie, Jul 18, 2016 | Read review
“all of the rooms look great”
 of 5 bubbles joleene470, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
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