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Backpackers Plus

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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

We felt very welcome from the beginning. The staff was totally friendly! The living room is designed in a very comfortable way, colourful and with a great taste of different colours. It also offers games, books and maps. The kitchen offers a great variety of...More

Thank Maja H
Response from BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers PlusResponded November 1, 2017

Hello Maja! Thank you for the amazing review Maja! We are happy you enjoyed your staying so much and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed October 25, 2017

I arrived in OBAN and stayed at a different hostel , staying in that one for over a week on and off over the course of a summer . But I decided I wanted a change and booked myself into backpackers-plus. even though I only...More

Thank steven B
Response from BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers PlusResponded October 27, 2017

Thank you Steven for the nice review! During winter time the whole place is more enjoyable, quieter and more relaxed. It's the time we prefer, too. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely, warm place to stay. Plenty of space. I opted for a single room which was great. Has a huge chill out room with comfy chairs and tea to soothe after a day out in the Scottish weather.... would recommend highly and will be...More

Thank Sian C
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Caters well for typical hostellers in dorms and a lively kitchen in the main building. But, unusually for hostels, also worked very well for us, a 3-generation family group. Both times we stayed we had twin rooms in the house just up the street from...More

Thank Julie O
Response from BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers PlusResponded September 22, 2017

Hello Julie! Thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed your staying so much! Hope to see you again with your family!

Reviewed September 18, 2017

I've stayed at hostels before, and this one had such great reviews. My friend and I each booked an en-suite room in the annex for 2 nights. We knew not to expect 5 star quality, but we did expect a bit more cleanliness. The bedding...More

Thank Faith L
Response from BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers PlusResponded September 20, 2017

Goog morning Mrs Faith L.! We are really sorry you didn't enjoy your staying with us this time. I'm sure the receptionist mention to you to come back to get the refund for your second day. When we didn't see you, we though you had...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Price range
$43 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
$43 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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lovetravelling107
April 26, 2017|
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Response from BackpackersPlus | Property representative |
Hello ! At the moment, our en-suites are £25 per person per night. The price will change from the 1st of June for the summer period, going up to £29 per person per night. hope this was useful.
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Karen F
January 17, 2017|
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Response from BackpackersPlus | Property representative |
Hi Karen, Thanks for your question! It would be great if all our guests provided photograpic ID (passport, ID, drivers licence, etc.) but of course if you don't have any of those you are still welcome to stay with us. Hope... More
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"much quieter if book a twin or family room which is NOT in the main building"
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"Room 6 in annexe has own sink, double and single bed."
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"Don't have room 5"
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"the bright yellow extension to the hostel has cozy private rooms"
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