Oban Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Surrounded by miles of beautiful countryside and dramatic coastline, this five star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel is within easy walking distance of the town centre and comprises two buildings - the original Victorian villa and a modern lodge to the rear.

A perfect choice for groups, families and individual travellers, both buildings offer high quality private en-suite rooms and comfortable shared accommodation, all with lockers and bedside lighting and many with sea views. WiFi is free and other facilities include a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, an excellent drying room, laundry and secure cycle storage with bike washing facilities. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast in the beautiful Raasay Dining Room and relax with a glass of wine or local craft beer in the adjoining lounge with views over the Firth of Lorne and the Inner Hebrides. Dinner and packed lunches are also available by prior arrangement for groups of ten or more.

The lodge is perfect for groups wanting their own space and can be hired separately from the main building.

The hostel is right on the seafront, close to the ferry port, and we’re happy to accommodate guests catching early ferries to the islands.

Nearby attractions include Oban Distillery, McCaig’s Tower, St Columba’s Cathedral and Oban War & Peace Museum. Famous for its local seafood, Oban boasts many good restaurants, bars and shops. For the more adventurous, scuba diving and sailing are available locally.

Dogs are welcome, for a small fee, when booking a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is available.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Hostellers Love...

Very friendly, knowledgeable staff  

Fantastic location with stunning sea views

Great breakfast!

Excellent self catering facilities

Comfortable private ensuite rooms available

Secure lockers and luggage store

Secure bike store

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Oban Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll PA34 5AF Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

Open all year

Reception Hours

24hr

Check in

15:00

Check out

10:00

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.

Amenities

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

Pet Dogs Welcome

Guest Reviews

Hostellers Love...

Very friendly, knowledgeable staff  

Fantastic location with stunning sea views

Great breakfast!

Excellent self catering facilities

Comfortable private ensuite rooms available

Secure lockers and luggage store

Secure bike store

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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.