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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank green76_12
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 More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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... More 

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Thank Anna T
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 More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank Andrew T
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 More 

Queensland, Australia
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65 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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Thank bundybear61
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 More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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236 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Given that many hotels are stuffy, it's nice to find a place to sleep overnight that is clean and offers a basic European level of service in beautiful surroundings. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Hello, thank so much for your very kind review, we really appreciate you taking the time and we will be sure to let our team know. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We shared a large twin room with separate toilet/basin and shower rooms & all linen provided (a far cry from hostelling experiences years ago!) There were tea-making facilites in the room and access to excellent kitchen/dining rooms, as well as the option to order a good value breakfast (cooked or continental - the latter including cold cheese & meats). Views... More 

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

Wow, thank you so very much, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we will pass your kind comments onto our team. many thanks Lorna Padden More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful building with a view of the bay and lots of wildlife can be seen from the window. Good washing facilities, a really good selth catering kitchen as well as a TV room and computer room. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and the rooms are large. The room I stayed it (2) had a loo and shower... More 

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

Hello, thank you so much for your kind review. We are really sorry that you had some debris under your bed and we will ensure our staff double check more vigimatly, thanks so much for your positive feedback, really appreciated. Lorna Padden More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is very nice and clean hostel. There you have everything you may need: bad, hot water, great breakfasts but for much lower price. Ok, there is no room cleaning every day and you asked to move the plates after breakfast, but do you really need this?

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

Wow, thanks so much, we will let Ken know that you enjoyed his breakfast, we do too. Thank You Lorna Padden More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Having had bad stay in a previous Hostel was impressed with this hostel Excellent location great views Clean and spacious rooms Shower a bit temperamental with controls of temperature at times but good shower Wifi quite good Friendly staff Common area clean and tidy Good cooking faculties Only downside is towel charge if you don't have towels with you Breakfast... More 

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Thank 5Lauraking100
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, many thanks for your kind commnets, we will be sure to pass these onto our team at Oban. Thank you for taking the time. Lorna Padden More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is one of many buildings along the seafront in oban and looking at all the others this looks the best cared for and maintained. the rooms are amazing and modern and I would expect the best decorated of all the properties along this road. It really does compare with top class hotels other than not having a mini bar... More 

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

Hello, Wow, thank you so much for your very kind review, we will pass your very kind commenst onto all our team at Oban Youth Hostel. Lorna Padden More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • 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: $52 - $122 (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!)”
 of 5 bubbles HazelLamb, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we had a sea view room which was a four person family room.”
 of 5 bubbles joleene470, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Hostel was full so had to take allocated bed.”
 of 5 bubbles JHTBelper, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a dorm WITHOUT en-suite bathroom if they have it.”
 of 5 bubbles muddysox, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were clean and tidy”
 of 5 bubbles DT2121, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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