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The Original Oban Backpackers is perfectly located to enable you to make the most of your time in Oban. Our friendly hostel has everything you will need after a great day out exploring.

Oban Backpackers

Oban Backpackers, Breadalbane St, Oban, PA34 5NZ, Scotland

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Oban Backpackers


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 the best backpacker accommodation in town!

The Original Oban Backpackers is perfectly located to enable you to make the most of your time in Oban. Just a ten 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.

Things to Know

  • 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 (£3.00 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 £5.00 (we wash, dry & fold your clothes for you)
  • Towel hire – £1.50
  • Free Car parking just a five minute walk from the hostel
  • Free use of hair-dryer & straighteners


The Oban Backpackers Hostel, is the very best

The Oban Backpackers Hostel, is the very best I’ve been to now. Service is kind and funny. Rooms are cleaned… Read more “The Oban Backpackers Hostel, is the very best”


Very friendly service

Very friendly service. Really helpfull people and i enjoyed spending time there. Also a very good location and not expensive.



Booking Policies

You must have suitable photographic identification to stay at our hostel.
If any guest within your booking is under the age of 18 you MUST contact us on (01463) 236 556 before making the reservation online.
If you arrive before 2:30pm you can store your bags in the hostel as check in is from 2:30pm.
Unfortunately, due to past experiences, we do not accept stag or hens parties.
Key deposit required on check-in (£10, driver’s license, or passport).
All payment types accepted at check-in.
All payment types except American Express available for online bookings.

Contact Us

+44 (0) 163 156 2107
Email: info@obanbackpackers.com
Facebook: /ObanBackpackers
Oban Backpackers
Breadalbane St
PA34 5NZ


Outdoor Activities

If any member of your party is under the age of 18 you MUST contact the hostel directly before making your booking. Failure to do so may invalidate your booking. Click here for hostel contact details...

For excellent days out we recommend that you:

Climb the mighty Ben Nevis – we can provide maps & advice and can book local mountain guides if required.
Visit Nevis Range (snowsports, mountainbiking, high wire adventure, paragliding & legendary ceilidhs!)
Visit the awe inspiring and eerie Glen Coe.
Go for a drive along one of the prettiest roads in the Highlands, The ‘Road to the Isles’, and enjoy a picnic on the spectacular Silver Sands.
Take the Jacobite steam train to Mallaig and go over the Glenfinnan viaduct just like Harry Potter on the Hogwarts Express.
Go sea kayaking on the west coast and discover the wonderful wildlife around our coastline.
Go white water rafting, canyoning, river bugging & gorge walking.
Go ice climbing, all year round, at the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven.
Our friendly, award-winning staff are committed to ensuring that you make the most of your time in Fort William. They also LOVE the outdoors and can give you their ‘Top Tips’ to help you plan your adventure.

  • If you still want to see the puffins before they migrate away in the mid-August, head to the coast now!😊 Staffa and Treshnish Isles near Oban are well-known for their puffin colonies. 📸: @richardmacbackpackers
  • Everyone loves a dog in a hostel! We wish Harley could visit everyday #hosteldog #obanbackpackers
  • The best part of visiting #Oban isn't just the town itself, but the many isles you can reach nearby. Often referred to as "The Gateway to the Isles", your time in this west coast town should be spent exploring the many beautiful isles in the area such as #Staffa (pictured above), #Kerrera, #Mull, #Iona and many more. Our @obanbackpackers in the city centre is your perfect base to explore the town and the beautiful #InnerHebrides. 
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