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Oban Youth Hostel
Ranked #4 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Oban
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 19, 2013

this youth hostel caters for all ages and has private en suite rooms the use of lounges ,kitchen for individual use,restauraunt facilities ,a reception with a shop selling most things that you would need in a hotel and home made cakes room spaciouse would recomend

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Amazing hostel, recently refurbished. Staff all very helpful. Beds comfy and lovely view over the sea. We stayed in a family room which had its own shower and tea making facilites. Better than a B&B or hotel!
If you are self catering there is an amazingly equipped residents kitchen and dining room to make your own food.
Slightly out of the town centre so leaving bikes on the back of the car in the car park felt secure and they were there in the morning.
Definitely recommended and will return there for our next island hopping adventure.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

We had a 6 people private room which is facing the sea, lovely view!The room is very spacious and clean with en-suite toilet & shower facilities. The overall decor is modern and neat!

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, special thanks to Ola, who helped us with our tour information and print it out for us.

Free parking on site as well, which saved us time looking for a parking place in town!

It is a bit far from the ferry, yet a walk along the harbour is nice, so you will hardly notice the 20 min walk:)

Will come back again!!

Room Tip: seafront of course!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A group of us on a cycling touring holiday stayed here for one night last week. We booked the two bedroom apartment and were delighted with the facilities. (As there were eight of us and only one toilet / shower between us it was difficult but still great value for money). Having your own lounge area was also a bonus.
The reception staff were excellent even when under pressure with so many guests arriving at the same time.
The cooked breakfast at £6 per head is very good value and the views from the restaurant window must be one of the best in Oban.
We never used the cooking facilities so cannot comment.
Overall one of the best youth hostels we have stayed in and would certainly return and happily recomend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

I stayed at Oban Youth Hostel during my Scotland-Trip last June.
It's a nice place to stay for a couple of nights and the staff is really friendly. For a youth hostel it is rather clean and modern. The location is good, in walking distance from the town centre. There's a free private parking space right in front of the hostel. The view is absolutely stunning!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

SYHA have spent a lot of money refurbishing this hostel to a high standard.
The hostel facilities are excellent. Reception is open all day.
When we arrived Ursula was on the front desk and she gave outstanding customer service.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

These cookers have safety knobs on them for children and peeps who may be tipsy.
The unexplained operation of these cookers is ss follows.
1 Once electric supply is connected, you depress the knob and turn turn fully anticlockwise, then press ignition and hold gor 5-10 seconds and slowly release the knob then select setting for cooking.
The oven lighting is same but the real problem is temperature setting. Gas mark setting are usually 1-9 but on these ovens setting are 0-320 thete are no thermal gas setting of this type. E.G have you ever seen a recipe cook at gad mark 220? The controls on this oven are designed for electric cooker. Did they buy these ovens on e-mail from China.

THE MYSTETIOUS SHRINKING CAN OF GUINNESS

The alcohol drink menu is varied, bit it does state a 520ml can of Guinness is a pint equivelant which I thought at £2.80 not bad. I was in a state of sobriety when, said can arrived at my table. It was only a 440ml can, it had mysteriously shrunk by 80ml between the bar snd my table. I have heard of THE ANGEL SHARE in whisky production but the SYHA SHARE? I have never heard that one before!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Additional Information about Oban Youth Hostel

Address: Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
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Ranked #4 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Oban
Price Range: $25 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oban Youth Hostel 4*
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 
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