Backpackers Plus Oban, The Old Church, Breadalbane St, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5PH

Call Receptionist on 01631 567189


Many people's favourite hostel thanks to its friendly atmosphere and beautiful seaside town setting. Excellent facilities include free WiFi throughout, free breakfast, free all-day hot drinks, clean spacious rooms, secure bike storage, laundry service, cool communal areas with lots of character, strong hot showers, comfortable beds, and a well-equipped self-catering kitchen. There's a pool table and other games and lots of information from the knowledgeable staff about the area. Oban has spectacular views across to the islands and the bustle of fishing boats, ferries, yachts and seabirds make the waterfront a lovely place to be. Easy ferry access to the many beautiful Scottish Isles. Ancient standing stones, medieval castles, hairy coos and whisky distilleries are all nearby. The best fish and chips in Scotland are within 200 metres. Choose between custom made spacious bunk beds (including your own personal reading light, double power socket and USB socket and locker), or a little extra privacy in one of our comfortable single, twin, double or family rooms. Experience backpacking with a Plus!

This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    50-60 dorm beds, family, double, twin rooms, some en suite.
  • Open:

    All year. Reception 8am to 10:30am and 4pm to 10pm.
  • Price per night:

    Dorms FROM £18.50pp. Private rooms FROM £23pp.
  • Booking:

    Booking recommended but not essential. Payment in advance.
  • Directions:

    From A85 turn left at the Kings Knoll Hotel onto Deanery Brae. Sharp right onto Breadalbane Street. Hostel is at the bottom of the street on the right.
  • Public Transport:

    From Citylink bus and train station walk along the waterfront, up George Street, past the Taj Mahal restaurant. Hostel is straight ahead on the left.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme, the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the map of accommodation for school groups, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Backpackers Plus Oban

Backpackers Plus is open this Autumn

July 10th 2020

Now certified ‘Good to go’ the warm and welcoming the staff at Backpackers Plus would love to meet you.

We are re-opening and accepting bookings.

Our availability online will be limited, so if you don’t find the room you like available on the date you want, please do send us an email and we will check availability for you.
Group bookings can only be done by email.
Our reception opening hours and check- in time will be from 4 to 7 P.M. only. For check-ins outside those times, please send us an email and we will make arrangements.
For every booking, please make sure to get in touch with us for check-in and breakfast arrangements and safety procedures.

Oban good to go

School trips – Backpackers Plus Oban

June 6th 2019

We are the biggest Hostel in Oban with a wide range of private rooms, not only dorm beds.

Over here at Backpackers Plus we have a big lounge/ dining area with open plan kitchen that is good for catering for up to 50 people. We have plenty of board games and a pool table, so even on cold and rainy (a.k.a. Scottish) days there’s plenty to do. Depending on the size of your group we can usually offer exclusive use of the building, so the teachers can relax a bit and don’t have to worry about the kids all the time.

School trips - Oban Backpackers Plus

Oban Live, 7th and 8th of June 2019

January 8th 2019

OBAN LIVE, a 2 day open air concert

OBAN LIVE will be a 2 day open air concert that will again take place at Mossfield Stadium in the heart of Oban’s town on the 7th and 8th of June 2019 . The event will showcase international acts and will bring together people from all over the world.

Our hostel is an ideal stop over point, to find out more give us a call on 01631 567189.

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