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.
Facilities & Services
Open all year
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.
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
Towel Hire Available
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Access with limited mobility
Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen
Lovely hostel with beautiful location. Spacious and relaxed even though the hostel was quite busy. I had to move room twice which was not ideal but staff did apologise and it was not the end of the world. I will stay again and would recommend.
The location is fantastic right on the water front on the opposite bank from the ferry port; a five minute walk. The hostel is in two parts the original building at the front main hostel and the lodge at the back. Staff are helpful and there's lots of information provided for sights and trips if you're a visitor to Scotland.
Stunning location and really lovely hostel.
First visit, very impressed.
Many thanks to all the staff in Oban!
This is such a lovely hostel which attracts a great crowd of people. The staff were super helpful and friendly and the check-in and out processes were swift and easy. I was so pleased to nab a room with a sea view (one of the best). I didn't get an opportunity to eat here, but all of the facilities were great, from the kitchen to storage and the washrooms.
Very enjoyable stay. A great hostel.
Scotland hostels have been a great discovery. Oban is the best! Thank you.
The staff were great & very helpful.
We had an excellent room with stunning views. Comfortable beds and excellent showers. The hostel is in a great location, within easy reach of some great bars and restaurants. The friendly staff made us very welcome. I would recommend Oban as a destination for a short break and happily recommend this hostel as a place to stay. For freshly caught and prepared local seafood at a great price try The Oban Seafood Hut next to the ferry terminal and enjoy alfresco dining.
Great hostel, central enough to be near everything, but out on the sea front road so nice and quiet.
John from Glasgow
Only there one night but would have been happy to stay longer.
Once again an enjoyable stay.
Great location, rooms, toilets and showers very clean . Good all round facilities and staff. Nothing to complain about.
Great hostel for cyclists. Safe shed and cooler breakfast that is enough for a whole day. Very nice and efficient staff.
Use this hostel!
I have stayed in more than 50 hostels and albergues in my last 8 months of travelling, and this hostel is in my top 2. (The other being the Hostelling Scotland site in Lerwick, Shetland.) Great kitchen...Quiet...Stunning view from the bay windows. Helpful and friendly staff. I could live there!
You won’t get a better location, nicer staff or better facilities than this hostel. Simply great!
SC - Scotland
Been here many times and intend to return. Friendly, comfortable and an amazing location!
Amazing setting, talk about breakfast with a view! Don't miss a hot chocolate in the Oban Chocolate Factory - a must!
Nuala - England
Great hostel and location. I have stayed here many times and will hopefully stay for many more!
Lovely place to relax and watch ferries come and go in the bay with snow on the hills of Mull.
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.