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Oban SYHA

Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5AF, Scotland

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Overall Rating 91%

5 star accommodation overlooking Oban Bay, great for exploring the local area or as a stop-over to the Western Isles offering shared accommodation and private ensuite rooms

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Oban Hostel

Hostel Oban

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Overlooking the sea, the First of Lorne and to the Innerr Hebrides sits the Oban Youth Hostel. A beautiful Victorian building recently refurbished to a 5 star standard and planned especially to accommodate large groups.

Particularly popular among groups on school trips, the hostel offers a choice of two stunning buildings - the original Victorian building and a modern lodge to the rear, both perfectly suited to offer excellent budget group accommodation. Both buildings are fully equipped with multi-share accommodation and private en-suite rooms, perfect for school groups and leaders. Oban also boasts a superb self-catering kitchen, with meals also available for group trips in a wonderful shared dining room. A large common room is also available for group get-togethers and pre-school trip briefings.

Oban has formed an alliance with an Outdoor Activity provider, and can offer groups access to some wonderful Sea Kayaking activities– ensuring that your students won’t be short of things to do during their stay in Scotland.

The hostel offers a special, tailored group programme too! Groups booking themselves into Oban can benefit from a range of special activities, food deals, deals on rooms and use of classrooms within the grounds for those pre-educational trip briefings.

Why not send Oban over an enquiry and find out how they can help you put together the perfect Scottish trip for your group?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Exclusive Use
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Group Packages
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 1631 562 025

Fax. +44 1632 566 814

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • National Kayak School (500m to 1km)
  • Stramash Outdoor Activities (3 to 5km)
  • Gateway to the Hebridean Isles (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (500m to 1km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Oban Airport is 10km from the Youth Hostel with flights to the Outer Hebridean Islands. Glasgow Airport is approximately 2.5 hours from Oban (136 km). Edinburgh Airport is 2.45 hours from Oban (186 km).
Bus
1km Oban
Ferry/Boat
Oban Youth Hostel is within walking distance of the ferry terminal to the Hebridean Islands
Taxi
Oban Taxis +44 1631 564 666
Underground/Metro
not applicable
Car
Parking free of charger is available at the hostel. Please note the hostel only has 14 spaces
Rail
Within 1km of Oban Youth Hostel. Trains are available to all major train stations in Scotland and UK
Tram/Cablecar
not applicable
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

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