Read what others had to say about Oban Backpackers
emilyblaha594 on Hostelworld
Hands down the best hostel experience I’ve ever had!!! Madeline, the woman to runs the hostel, is a dream! She goes out of her way to create a welcoming family environment, which I extra appreciated as someone who has been traveling solo. The hostel is spotless and cozy with free coffee & tea all day. I extended my stay twice and I’m already planning to come back next year.
Sam Goodrich on Google
A great space equally wonderful staff! Was such a pleasure to be in this lovely hostel and would highly recommend to anyone headed to Oban. I can already say I’m excited to come back to this vibrant little spot tucked in the heart of the town. Thank you to Ruthy, Kamila, Steph, and Dylan for making me feel welcome and facilitating such a positive hosteling experience!
strawdesign4785 on Hostelworld
I enjoyed my stay at the hostel, the staff are excellent and very helpful. The kitchen is particularly good. I would stay again. A good location to take the ferry to the Isle of Mull and then to Iona.
heathersmum6292 on Hostelworld
Received a very riendly welcome to practical, clean and well equiped home from home. We only stayed one night, but could comfortably be used as a base for a lengthier stay. Thanks for the hospitality.
Emlyn Roberts on Google
I arrived early in the pouring rain – they let me in before they officially opened with no problems. The staff were great – helpful, friendly and went above and beyond. The lounge/kitchen area was nice and spacious and the facilities were super clean. Clearly, it’s no five star hotel, but for a hostel, it was brilliant (and many a five star hotel could learn a few things from the service that the hostel team provided).
neveb on Hostelworld
Amazing. Lovely. Just a great place. Good kitchen facilities, very friendly and helpful staff. Efficient laundry system. Good showers (though they could be a bit bigger) and great sized rooms. There was a powercut when we were there (big storm) and staff gave us free breakfasts in the morning 🙂 just a great place with a friendly and fun atmosphere. Common area is really nice to meet people and it’s all very welcoming. 100% recommend.
Ian on Booking.com
You couldn’t wish for a more welcoming hostel than Oban Backpackers; from the moment I arrived, I was made to feel part of the family by both staff and other guests. The comfortable and spacious common area even boasts a real fire and a pool table, whilst the kitchen is very large and equipped with everything one could need. Breakfast (cereal, toast, fruit etc.) is available at a small additional charge, either by the item or all-inclusive. The location is very central, with the harbour within walking distance (a little further for the ferry terminal) and shops, takeaways, pubs and more almost on the doorstep. The whole place was spotlessly clean, with mattress and pillow protectors on the beds.
amyaddlesee3004 on Hostelworld
I loved my stay at Oban Backpackers! Amongst being in the ideal location, the staff were super accommodating, and the facilities provided were perfect. I just stayed one night before getting the ferry elsewhere, and because of this, was concerned about where to leave my car during the time I was away. Richard (staff member) was an incredible help to me, and I was able to leave my car in a safe location because of this. I cannot thank Richard and the other staff enough for their help!!
Lucy Hall on Google
Really welcoming and relaxed, this is a no frills hostel but absolutely does it’s best to help you enjoy your visit to Oban. Free tea and coffee was a real plus. Great mix of all ages and backgrounds, highly recommended.
Steve McGrouther on Google
What a fantastic place.
Very clean, low price but the big winner is the friendliness of the staff. Maddie is an absolute star.So,so friendly ,welcoming and just fab.
I will definitely return.
Lovely town as well.
micahlstewart3012 on Hostelworld
Loved this hostel!! It was the end of the season in October so it was rather empty, but that was quite nice cause I was able to have some great conversations with the staff and hostel dwellers. I loved the kitchen, they had a bin and a fridge with free food that I was able to get creative with. Thanks for a wonderful place to stay!
David Fuller on Google
Great place, has an atmosphere with character and history.
A place for everyone and everything. Excellent staff. Hot water, heaters and clean sheets. Full working kitchen. Pool table.