Backpackers hostels in Oban : Self catering hostel in Oban


Oban Backpackers, Breadalbane Street, Oban, PA34 5NZ

Whether you’re passing through Oban on the way to the Islands, or staying for a couple of days and exploring historic and beautiful Argyll, the original Oban Backpackers is a great place to stay, meet like minded people and probably end up staying longer than planned. Situated in the heart of the town Oban Backpackers is perfectly located to enable you to experience all Oban has to offer without burning a hole in your wallet. Our friendly hostel offers dormitory accommodation with wide, comfortable, bunks, made up with fitted sheets, duvets and pillows. Powerful showers with loads of hot water add to the comfort and if required, towels can be hired from reception. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you will need to cook up your favourite meals and there is plenty of storage and fridge space available. The big cosy lounge with a real fire, pool table, free hot drinks, WiFi, musical instruments, games and book swap makes it a great place to stay and unwind.

This accommodation is featured on our map of The Trossachs and Lochaber and here is its own website.
Oban Backpackers | Backpackers hostels in Oban : Self catering hostel in Oban

Contact Oban Backpackers

or call Reception on
01631 562 107

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Rooms & Beds:

54: 1×12, 1×10, 1×8, 4×6


March – Nov. 7am – 10pm.

Price per night:

From £15. Whole hostel bookings please email for quote.


Online or by phone, first night's fee as deposit




From A85 turn left onto Deanery Brae take the sharp right onto Breadalbane Street. Oban Backpackers is on the left. From bus and train – walk along the waterfront keeping sea on left. Continue straight up George Street, bare right to Bredalbane Street. The hostel is on the right.

Public Transport:

10 minute walk to Oban train station and Citylink buses

This accommodation is by the sea, is near mountains, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map.

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Oban backpackers

Oban backpackers

…the pleasure of simple comfort…

They call themselves “The orginal Oban Backpackers”.  Situated in the heart of Oban in Argyll, a coastal town with a bustling working harbour; of solid dependable buildings designed to shrug off the worst of the weather; overlooked by the whimsical coliseum of McCaig’s Tower, this hostel knows where its strengths lie. 

Look at their website or any of the pictures online. You’ll see a fun and funky hostel full of young people smiling and enjoying whatever adventure they’re pursuing. Perhaps they’re off to catch a ferry out to Mull or the further islands. Perhaps there are Munros to be bagged. Or a kayak on the sea may be calling.

Delve deeper and you’ll find testimonies about the friendly staff, the impeccable facilities. Their website blurb talks about bed linen provided and powerful showers. I like that detail. It reminds me of times when the simple glory of hot, rushing shower seems like the greatest luxury the world has to offer. It reminds me of the clarity of mind brought on by outdoor exertions, of the pleasure of simple comfort after privations. Mmmmm. 

By pushing these ideas to the front, Oban Backpackers make a tempting offer to the passing tourist.


Oban, Gateway to the Isles

Oban, Gateway to the Isles

Have a chat at Oban Backpackers reception, to make the most of your time in Oban

Oban is a horseshoe bay on the west coast of Scotland sheltered from the Atlantic by the Isle of Kerrera.  With spectacular views across the sea, Oban is an exciting town  bustling to the sound of fishing boats, ferries and sea birds. The waterfront is a lovely place to hang out. Just a 10 minute stroll from the bus, train and ferry terminals, Oban Backpackers is a relaxing place to stay,  with its big lounge with, real fire,  comfy sofas and  free tea, coffee, hot chocolate & WiFi.   The staff are a friendly bunch who know the surrounding area  so don’t be shy! have a chat at reception to make the most of your time in Oban.

Contact Oban Backpackers:

01631 562 107MessageView website