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With youth hostels in key locations across Scotland, we offer great value, flexible accommodation, expert local knowledge and a warm welcome for anyone wishing to explore and discover the real Scotland. From cities to islands, beaches and mountains and all points in between! With a great mix of private rooms and shared accommodation, we’re the perfect choice for groups, families and backpackers looking to discover the real Scotland. All of our youth hostels are VisitScotland accredited.

More than just a bed for the night!
As a non-profit charity with people and communities at our heart, our charitable youth programmes give young people and families, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, the chance to experience Scotland and develop their skills for life, learning and work.

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Worth a Visit...

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Oban Youth Hostel

An impressive Victorian villa with a great sea front location and stunning views over the Firth of Lorne to the Inner Hebrides, Oban Youth Hostel is a 5 star VisitScotland accredited hostel.

The hostel is beautifully finished and offers a range of high quality shared accommodation and private en-suite rooms - perfect for groups, families and backpackers this winter!

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