Oban Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

An impressive Victorian villa, sitting on a sea front location with stunning views over the Firth of Lorne and to the Inner Hebrides, Oban Youth Hostel is our only 5 star youth hostel outside Edinburgh.

The hostel is beautifully finished and offers a range of high quality shared accommodation and private en-suite rooms - perfect for groups, families and individual hostellers.

More accommodation is available in a second building - a modern lodge to the rear of the Victorian villa, finished to an equally high standard. Both buildings are available for RentaHostel.

Facilities include two superb self-catering kitchens, a drying room and laundry, a secure bike store with racking and comfortable lounge and dining areas with stunning waterfront views.

Meals are available on request and are served in the beautiful Raasay Dining Room.

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Oban Youth Hostel

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Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll PA34 5AF Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours


Check in


Check out


Access Hours

Guests in private rooms do not have to vacate during the day although cleaners will require access. Guests arriving before check-in time are welcome to leave their luggage in the secure store.


Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

En Suite Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Suitable for Groups

Packed Lunches Available

Self Catering Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Towel Hire Available

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Shopping Nearby

Access with limited mobility

Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen

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Reasons to visit

Oban is often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Isles'.

With regular ferries to the Inner Hebridean islands of Mull, Coll, Tiree or Iona, it's a great base if you intend to go island hopping!

But before you head off there's lots to discover in and around the town itself.

Find your sea legs with a short jaunt over to a neighbouring island - Kerrera - rugged and unspoiled and home to beautiful Gylen Castle. Visit McCraig's tower, a ten minute drive from the hostel with panoramic views across the Sound of Mull. Explore Easdale Island Folk Museum and get a fascinating insight into the history of slate mining in the local area.

For the more adventurous there are a number of activities available in the local area including sea kayaking and scuba diving.

Oban is known as Scotland's seafood capital and there are plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy fine local seafood with a number of award winning restaurants based in the town.