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Backpackers Plus

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The Old Church | Breadalbane St, Oban PA34 5PH, Scotland
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Valencian Country, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really loved my night in this hostel : very welcoming staff, bright colors painted on the walls, nice and comfortable beds, very hot water in the showers, nice breakfast until 10-11am, really I advise you to stay there if you go to Oban ( :

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far one of the best hostels I've stayed in! Brilliant facilities and the naming Of the bunks is brilliant! The common Room on the top floor is so spacious and well equipped! Shower room was clean. So convenient to the town centre and staff friendly! See you again soon

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

That place is absolutely great, nice and clean. And the staff is very pleasant and helpful. We got there and the reception was closed so we could not check in yet, but one of the staff invited us to stay there, relax and help ourselves to tea or coffee... After seeing the city we finally came back and checked in... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I had a private room with its own bathroom. The room was very clean and cozy and the kitchen was well equipped. It's practically in the centre of Oban, which makes it easy to get to the shops and the ferry terminal.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This hostel has it all! They offer a laundry service (wash, dry and fold overnight) for £5, have fully functioning and CLEAN kitchen facilities to use, are decked out with super comfy couches in the social space, and the dorm I stayed in was super spacious (even with ten people!). The only downside was it was pretty hot up on... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Very friendly and welcoming staff. The price was reasonable, and even included a yummy breakfast, juice, tea and coffee. The kitchen was clean and fully equipped, including with ample herbs and spices! My room was spacious, clean, and made me feel safe traveling alone. Thanks heaps, it made my stay at Oban in the rain and snow very enjoyable :-)

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Thank B5427MChazel
Narberth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Stayed a few nights at the hostel. What a lovely friendly place. Peter the proprietor offers travellers a modern, friendly and warm place to stay. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone and everyone if you are going to Oban. Had a lovely time, clean rooms, good showers and a clean kitchen. 10 out of 10. Thanks. We ll see you again... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I made a last-minute stay at Backpackers Plus, and as soon as I arrived there, it felt like home! Peter, the owner, is very jolly, informative and helpful, as are the rest of the team. I initially was going to stay for one night, but decided to extend my stay to three nights as I really liked it. I've subsequently... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The building is a converted church with the rooms on the lower floors and reception, kitchen and lounge one big open space under the rafters. It's a fantastic area for gathering and relaxing. And the kitchen is really big with multiple stoves and prep areas. Note that reception is at the top of the stairs. If at all possible, leave... More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good room, interesting to sleep in a disused church. I felt blessed :) The people there were very welcoming and the place was very clean. I spent a night there in autumn. The room was a weee bit cold but I didn't mind. Maybe the toilets and showers can be rather scarce if fully booked but I might not have... More 

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