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Oban Youth Hostel

Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5AF, Scotland

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Overall Rating 96%

An impressive sea front Victorian villa with stunning views over the Firth of Lorne and to the Inner Hebrides


Oban Hostel

Hostel Oban

Hostelling International

Welcome to our 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 of Edinburgh.Particularly popular among groups on school trips, the hostel is beautifully finished and offers a range of high quality shared accommodation and private en-suite rooms.
More accommodation is available in a second building - a modern lodge to the rear of the main building, finished to an equally high standard, both perfectly suited to offer excellent budget group accommodation.
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. Packed lunches can be organised and also evening meals can be provided on request and served in our 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 activities, ensuring that your students won’t be short of things to do during their stay in Scotland. Groups booking themselves into Oban can benefit from a range of special activities, food options and use of multi-functional spaces offering a one-stop option.
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!
Why not send our Oban Hostel 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



Leisure & Fitness

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


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 23:00
From 15:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1631 562 025

Fax. +44 1632 566 814

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries to the islands (1 to 2km)
  • Oban Distillery (500m to 1km)
  • McCaig's Tower (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500 m)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (500m to 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • 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)
Getting to us

Getting to us

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).
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Oban Youth Hostel is within walking distance of the ferry terminal to the Hebridean Islands
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Parking free of charger is available at the hostel. Please note the hostel only has 14 spaces
Within 1km of Oban Youth Hostel. Trains are available to all major train stations in Scotland and UK
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

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