Oban Backpackers, Breadalbane Street, Oban, PA34 5NZ

Call Reception on 01631 562107

Self catering hostel in Oban

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 West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    54: 1x12, 1x10, 1x8, 4x6
  • Open:

    March - Nov. 7-12pm & 5-10 pm
  • Price per night:

    From £25. Whole hostel bookings please email for quote.
  • Booking:

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

    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
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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If you are not visiting this place while touring Scotland, you are making a huge mistake

April 25th 2023

Oban is a town in the Argyll and Bute region of Scotland, and it is an amazing place to visit. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles,’ Oban offers stunning views of the Scottish landscape, along with many other attractions that make it a must-visit destination. If you are touring Scotland and not visiting Oban, you are making a huge mistake.

One of the main reasons why Oban is so popular among tourists is because of the many things to do in the town. One of the most popular activities is to take a ride on Allan’s Boat Tour. This tour takes you out to sea to see the local wildlife, including seals, dolphins, and whales. Another must-see attraction is Mc Caigs Tower, which provides stunning views of the town and its surrounding area. For those who want a bit more of a challenge, Pulpit Hill is a great place to hike. The hike to the top is well worth it, as you are rewarded with breathtaking views of the coast and the town below. It is called “Gateway to the Isles” for a reason, you can see so many Scottish Isles from the Oban’s shores. It has a large ferry terminal so it is an great place to catch a boat to remote islands such as Lismore and Mull.

One of the best things about Oban is its vibe. The town has a friendly atmosphere, and the locals are welcoming to tourists. The pubs and restaurants in Oban offer a great selection of food and drinks, and you will find that the town has a relaxed and laid-back feel. The Tartan Tavern and Marky Dan’s are excellent drinking establishments. If you are looking for a place to unwind and escape the stresses of everyday life, Oban is the perfect place to do so.

When it comes to accommodation in Oban, there are many options to choose from. However, if you want to experience the best of what the town has to offer, you should consider staying at Oban Backpackers. This hostel is located in the heart of Oban, and it offers affordable accommodation for travellers. The hostel has a friendly atmosphere, with lots of resources to help you plan your stay in Oban. It is a great place to meet other travellers and make new friends.

In conclusion, if you are touring Scotland, you should not miss out on a visit to Oban. The town has so much to offer, from stunning views and outdoor activities to a welcoming atmosphere and great food and drinks. Make sure to take a ride on Allan’s Boat Tour, visit Mc Caigs Tower, and climb Pulpit Hill for some amazing views. And if you want to experience the best of Oban, consider staying at Oban Backpackers.

Latest News

Open again ready to welcome guests this August.

August 4th 2021

We could not be more excited to announce that we have finally managed to reopen.
It’s been a long wait for us all but our hostel is once more alive with the buzz of fabulous guests and we are over the moon. Come and experience Oban Backpackers and the magic of Scotland for yourselves soon ❤️

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