Come and enjoy our friendly, freshly redecorated, cosy little hostel in the heart of Oban, on the stunning west coast of Scotland; a perfect base to explore the highlands and islands. Our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to our clean budget accommodation soon!
Welcome to Oban Backpackers Plus... we've got lovely friendly enthusiastic staff that are here to make your stay happy, comfortable and memorable. We're backpackers too, so we strive to make our accommodation a welcoming home-away-from-home with creature comforts you wouldn't expect for the price!
Take advantage of our free computers/WiFi, free breakfast, free all-day tea/coffee/hot chocolate, clean cosy rooms (dorms as well as private rooms - twins, doubles, family rooms - some of them ensuite!), cool communal areas with lots of character, strong hot showers, comfortable beds, and possibly the most well-equipped self-catering kitchen you'll find in a hostel anywhere!
Our colourful lounge has loads of comfy sofas, a free book exchange, a pool table and crackling open fire; the perfect place to unwind with a dram of whisky after a day exploring, or share a beer with new friends (or old friends over Skype!).
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Non Smoking
- Pool Table
- Reading Light
- Steam Room
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Maximum nights stay is 7 nights.
Our dormitories are for guests aged 18 or over (with the exception of Project Trust volunteers; please make a note on your booking or contact us). If your reservation is for a group that includes children please book one of our private rooms.
Photo ID is required for every guest upon check-in.
Reception is open 4pm-10:30pm for check-in.
Please be aware that all of our accommodation is up stairs.
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If you are arriving on public transport, we are about a 10-15 minute walk (depending on how heavy your luggage is!) from the arrival point for the bus, train or ferry. You could catch a taxi for approx 3-4 if your bags are really heavy. If you're walking, go straight up the main street of town, with the ocean on your left. Walk up the same side of the road as New Look clothing, Boots the chemist, and SpecSavers optical store. Once you go past the Phoenix Cinema, you're nearly there. As you're walking past the Taj Mahal Indian restaurant, we're the big church building on the corner; you'll see our blue-and-yellow sign that says Backpackers Plus. Come straight to the top of the stairs to check in!
If you're arriving by car from the north on the A85, you'll arrive in town coming down a winding hill. Turn left at the Kings Knoll hotel, down a little street called Deanery Brae. It turns into Breadalbane Street, and we're the big church building up the end of the road on the right; you'll see our blue-and-yellow sign that says Backpackers Plus.
If you're arriving by car from the south on the A816, follow the road through town, all the way along the waterfront with the ocean on your left. You'll get to a roundabout with the Corran Halls straight ahead and a green on the right in front of some guest houses. Turn right at this roundabout; as if you're leaving town again headed for Fort William. Go over the second roundabout then take the first right at the Kings Knoll hotel. Follow the road right onto Breadalbane Street, and we're up the end on the right. You'll see our blue-and-yellow sign that says Backpackers Plus.
Our location is right in the centre of town, a stone's throw from the waterfront and minutes from the best pubs, shops and restaurants. Stunning views of the mountains and islands are a short walk from our front door.
Come and enjoy all that Oban has to offer; castles, ceilidhs, distilleries, fishing, hiking, biking, lochs, mountains, islands, boating, friendly pubs, fresh seafood... and so much more!