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Welcome to Oban Backpackers
Chill out on your travels at one of Scotland's most laid back hostels in the heart of beautiful Oban! Our fabulous hostel has been completely refurbished in May 2013 and is the perfect base for backpackers travelling on a budget.
Telephone: +44 (0)1631 562 107
Dorms from £15.00 (£18.00 in July/August)
Whether you’re passing through Oban on the way to the Islands, or staying for a couple of days and exploring historic and beautiful Argyll, the original Oban Backpackers is probably the best backpacker accommodation in town!
Translated from its Gaelic tongue to mean ‘small bay’, Oban is an idyllic horseshoe bay sheltered from the Atlantic by the isle of Kerrera. Also known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, this is the largest port in North West Scotland and boasts spectacular views across to the Hebridean islands. In particular, the view at dusk from McCaig’s Tower provides a sunset you are unlikely to forget. Like any small port, there is a lot going on in Oban; the bustle of fishing boats, ferries, yachts and sea birds make the waterfront a lovely place to be.
The Original Oban Backpackers is perfectly located to enable you to make the most of your time in Oban. Just a 10 minute stroll from the bus, train and ferry terminals, our friendly hostel has everything you will need after a great day out exploring.
Our spacious, bright dorm rooms have all been recently refurbished and offer wide comfy beds that come complete with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 comfy pillows. Our powerful hot showers are available 24 hours and are guaranteed to leaving you feeling refreshed and ready for your next adventure.
We have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen that has everything you will need to cook your favourite meal and plenty of storage space and fridges available for you to use.
We serve an optional breakfast of cereal, toast, fruit juice and a freshly baked Scottish scone. You can have a ‘wee bit of everything’ for just £2.00 or simply prepare your own. The choice is yours!
Our funky living room boasts plenty of comfy sofas, a pool table, a fabulous real coal fire, loads of useful local information, games, free WiFi, an Internet Café Style computer and as much free tea, coffee & hot chocolate as you can drink! It’s a great place to relax and meet like-minded travellers so what are you waiting for?
Our staff are a friendly bunch who know the local area like the backs of their hands so don’t hesitate to pick their brains when you are planning your day out exploring.
In the evenings, if you want to enjoy Oban’s night-life our friendly staff can point you in the right direction or you can just stay in and relax in our large lounge with its real fire, and pool table and make some new friends over a beer or 2.
No trip to Oban is complete without sampling some of the best fish & chips available in the country and we recommend you sample them whilst strolling along the seafront watching one of Oban’s legendary sunsets – just watch out for the seagulls – they love fish & chips too!
The port of Oban is also a transport hub for boat trips to the many beautiful Scottish Isles should you wish to explore the more remote areas of Scotland. Ancient standing stones are to be found all over the Oban area, as well as more recent structures such as medieval castles and whisky distilleries.
- Free hostel booking service for all of Scotland’s Top Hostels
- Information on buses, trains and ferries
- Self-catering kitchen open 7am to midnight
- FREE Tea, coffee and hot chocolate, 24 Hours.
- Fabulous real coal fireplace in the heart of our funky living room
- Optional Breakfast served from 07.00 – 10.30 (£2.00 for a wee bit of everything – fruit juice, cereal, toast & a freshly baked Scottish scone)
- Free WiFi in communal areas
- Internet cafe-style computer available for guests to use (£1.00 for 30 mins)
- Free safe for valuables
- Bicycle Storage
- Free luggage storage
- Laundry service £3.50 (we wash, dry & fold your clothes for you)
- Towel Hire – £1.00
- Free Car parking just a 5 minute walk from the hostel
- Free use of hair-dryer & straighteners