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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Located in Oban Bay looking over the bay watching ferries pass my window, just great why pay more for the place next door. Clean rooms and on the seafront, try the ferry trips to the Isles and you will be blown away, and it's right on your doorstep.

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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 and let us know about your stay, it really is very much appreciated and the team will be so happy to read this review. Thanks Lorna Padden

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night whilst on a Road Trip to Scotland. The hostel was very welcoming and in a great location only a short walk along the seafront to the town centre and port. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Stayed in a top floor 8 bed ensuite dorm. Clean and tidy. The facilities including a self device kitchen were...

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

Wow, thank you so very much. What a lovely review. We will be sure to pass your very kind commnets onto all the team at Oban. tahnk You Lorna Padden

Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night in a quite spacious dorm room on the top floor and enjoyed my stay very much. The room had an en suite bathroom which was small but clean. The community areas on the ground floor have a beautiful view over Oban Bay and are nicely decorated and cosy. Also the kitchen is well equipped....

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

Wow, thank you so very much for your very kind review, the team at oban will be so very happy to read this. Thanks Lorna Padden

Belper
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Stayed two nights either end of a week's trip to Iona. On the outward trip, I was in a six bed dorm with enquire facilities. Excellent. Second night I was in four bed dorm with bathroom next door. Comfortable but not quite as convenient. Excellent Breakfast served at 7.30am on both occasions. Overal a very comfortable and welcoming hostel. Highly...

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

Thank you very much for your kind commnets, glad you enjoyed your stay, we will be sure to pass your kind commnets onto the team at Oban. Thanks Lorna Padden

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This youth hostel appears to have once been a (relatively smart) hotel before becoming a youth hostel and it still is remarkably comfortable and feels quite different (better) than the average SYHA hostel. The location is superb, right on the beachfront and still reasonably close to the rail station and city centre. The sea view from the dining room is...

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

Hello, Tyank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us but disappoinred that you dindt think it was vaklue for money. The Youth Hostel was fully refurbished in 2010 and is graved 5 star by Vist Scotand. As a not for profit organistaion, any...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

9 people , 3 rooms, the hostel was very clean and tidy and the staff extremely helpful. The facilities were excellent thanks very much. The views are to die for and Oban was great, especially the Piazza restaurant and the local pubs.

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

Hello, Thank you very much for your very kind review, it is much appreciated and we will be sure to pass your kind commnets onto all the team at Oban youth Hostel. Thanks Lorna

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We were given a room with 'more space'. It was on the top floor with no view and later revealed to be no more spacious than other rooms, when the hostel was by no means full. The ensuite sink had no plug and the shaver point did not work. The drying room /laundry had no sink at all! The main...

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

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to post and let us know about your experience. It was disappointing to read your comments regarding the facilities, the Youth Hostel has been re-opened for several years and always gets such good reviews so its disappointing for the team and I to read but we will make a note of the points you...

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

A group of 20 of us had exclusive use of the new modern lodge and were delighted with the first class facilities and beautiful surroundings. Marie and her staff dealt with all our queries in a very efficient and timeous manner and took all the worry and hassle out of our stay. The rooms are spacious and spotless and it...

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

Thanks so much, Marie will be delighted to read this, our team at Oban all work very hard and its full-on during the summer, but reviews like this make it all worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back n the near future. Thanks Lorna Padden

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We, a group of 8-10 friends, stayed here for a long weekend while visiting the west coast of Scotland! Absolutely brilliant place and arguably the greatest and cleanest hostel we stayed! Rooms are clean and quiet with cozy and large bunk beds. Each room has it owns bathroom with amazing pressure shower! It actually hurts! haha but I liked it...

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

Wow, thanks so much, this is great to read, we will be sure to pass your kind commnets onto all the team but particularly our House Keeping team who work so hard to maintain the facilities. We hope to welcome you back soom. Lorna Padden

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Very clean hostel, good facilities and helpful staff. Looking forward to my next visit. I particularly liked the range of people in age and background. This was my first visit to a hostel in many years - I retire in 12 weeks - to see the changes since I was a teenager. I've always camped since then, much of it...

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

Yeah, a convert. Thanks so much, we are pretty proud of Oban Youth Hostel, we will be sure to pass your comments onto our team and we look forward to welcoming you back to more of our sites upon your retirement. Thanks Lorna Padden

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €33 - €78 (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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