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Breadalbane St The Old Church, Oban PA34 5PH Scotland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 28 Speciality lodging in Oban
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This is a fun, cosy hostel with loads of character and the friendliest staff you'll meet! We've got a great central location convenient to all amenities in the bustling Scottish west-coast town of Oban. We have comfy, spacious dormitories as well as family-friendly private rooms (some with ensuite), all with access to a very well eqiupped self-catering kitchen. Our prices include all bedding, a continental breakfast and free internet. We have a huge, fantastic lounge and socialising area with a pool table, board games, books, and all-day free tea/coffee and hot chocolate... Every creature comfort for the budget-minded traveller! Our private rooms are in our annex just around the corner from the main building.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Laundry service
Breakfast available
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Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Italian
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Lewie MacKeen wrote a review Sep 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Room was nice and cozy, right in the town. Had a very independent feel to it. The bed was spacious and the TV was nice with good channels. Also had a kettle, along with tea, coffee and sugar. There was milk and juice in the fridge at the end of the corridor. Enjoyed our stay, thank you :)
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Sep 2020
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hannnah_w wrote a review Sep 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom34 contributions11 helpful votes
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I needed to stop over in Oban to catch an early ferry the next morning. I found this place that had cheap rooms available and wasn't expecting much. However my expectations were far exceeded. What I got for £28 was pretty much a hotel-quality twin ensuite room (minus the window!). Everything was new and clean, the bed was comfortable, there were a television and coffee making facilities in the room. Towels and soap were provided, as were milk and juices in a fridge in the corridor. The common area was also excellent, with big comfy sofas, tables at which to eat breakfast, books and board games and a large kitchen equipped with plenty of extras such as spices and oil. The breakfast was basic but very welcome. I wished I was staying here longer.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 17 Sep 2020
Thank you Hannah!
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katl16 wrote a review Jan 2020
Frankfurt, Germany40 contributions39 helpful votes
Pro: - it has everything a traveler needs - very cozy kitchen/ living room - good and quick laundry service Con: - no outside sitting area - because the kitchen/ living room is one big area it is very cozy, but can also get quite loud when it's full
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from BackpackersPlus, Owner at Backpackers Plus
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Thanks for the review!
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Poodleparent wrote a review Oct 2019
Arizona110 contributions53 helpful votes
Didn't stay here but our b&b recommended their laundry! We took a huge bag of clothes to be washed. They charged GBP10 and we got everything back the same day, all neatly folded. If you're tired of washing clothes in the sink, take them here!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from BackpackersPlus, Owner at Backpackers Plus
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Thanks for using the laundry!
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Stacey M wrote a review Sep 2019
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I don’t like dorm rooms so I was hesitant to stay here but I heard that you could get a room to yourself for 28 pounds. Fab. The only constructive criticism I could offer is to put some sort of a lip in front of the shower on the floor as the whole room will get wet when it’s on. Very pleased this. Will stay again!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 30 Jan 2020
Thnaks so much for your comments.
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PRICE RANGE
US$29 - US$67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeOban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Backpackers Plus
Which popular attractions are close to Backpackers Plus?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (0.2 km), McCaig's Tower (0.4 km), and Oban Phoenix Cinema (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Backpackers Plus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Backpackers Plus?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Backpackers Plus?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Backpackers Plus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coast Restaurant, Oban Chocolate Company, and The Little Potting Shed Cafe.
Is Backpackers Plus located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Oban.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Backpackers Plus?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Backpackers Plus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (4.6 km) and Gylen Castle (6.6 km).