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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The staff were all very polite and friendly. The room was clean and it's in a good location to explore Oban and the surrounding area. The facilities are good for a hostel. I was impressed with the guest kitchen and the continental breakfast was enough to set you up for the day. Oban is a really nice seaside town. The...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleased with our stay! The room was clean and comfortable, with a lovely view, and of excellent value. The staff was helpful, and the kitchen allowed for a very convenient stay. We will definitely stay there again! For those who need Wifi, we would advise you to pick up a few codes at the reception desk as...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't think of anything negative to say. Clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable bed, clean loo...! The house looks lovely and the view is very nice. It's great :)! We (my father and I) were both very pleased. (Although the people in his room apparently snored a lot..,)

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank You so much for taking the time to post and let us know about your stay, it is very much appreciated. We shall pass your kind words onto the team at oban. Lorna Padden

Glasgow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for an overnight with an 8 yr old, 1st room we were allocated was unfortunately unavailable but we were quickly given another and luck as it was off season had a room for 6 ppl all to ourselves as we booked private room, excellent facilities with fully fitted kitchen although just being an overnight we never used this and...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post and let us know about your stay. We really appreciate you taking the time and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto our team at Oban. Lorna Padden

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here over the summer for two nights and it was so cosy and the staff where so helpful! It was very clean and the services they provided where amazing. Would definitely stay again if I was in Oban :)

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to post, its much appreciated and the team will be happy to read your comments. Thanks Lorna

cardiff
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I stayed here in December on a cold wet night but was made to feel at home by the Fantastic staff who gave first class service. They gave me all the information and help that I needed from ferries and tours but also helped me plan my trip around Scotland. The breki was fantastic but the the location and views...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank You very much for such a lovely review, its much appreciated and we will share it with our team at Oban. Thanks Lorna

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Busy dormitory 6 man rooms fully utilised with on suite bathroom and shower. Beds comfortable. Good lock up for bike. Very clean with friendly staff and good breakfast. Great for a nights stay in this excellent town.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much, what a lovely review, we will be sure to let our Oban team know. Thank You Lorna Padden

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed 3 nights in a private room at Oban Youth Hostel. This is one of the cleaner Youth Hostels we've stayed in. It had the bare necessities and the room was nice and spacious with a view of the bay. The shower however did not drain well so even a quick shower meant having the water pool up to...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to post, much appreciated. I have passed your commnets regarding the shower onto our team to investigate and repair. Lorna Padden

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A hostel I had visited many years ago and it was a great venue then. The SYHA have upgraded the building and the quality of the rooms is vastly improved. The staff are friendly and very helpful even with me turning without a reservation I was quickly booked in. Hostels are a reminder of my younger days and it is...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post, very much appreciated, and we will pass your kind commnets onto the team. Lorna

Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We were in a newer section behind the main hostel. Room was a double and was comfortable, although you need to watch your head on the little shelf at the head of the bed. Shower was very slow to drain of water. Wifi was good and there was off street parking.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and many thanks for taking the time to post. We really appreciate you taking the time. I have passed your comments onto our Property Manager in respect of the shower so he can have a look at this. Thank You Lorna

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Oban Youth Hostel

Address: Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: £27 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oban Youth Hostel 4*
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“Avoid being right next to the heating equipment in the Lodge. (The boiler was noisy!)”
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