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. 7-11am & 5-10 pm
  • Price per night:

    From £23. 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 LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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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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News & Offers from Oban Backpackers

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 ❤️


Hip and buzzing with activity

March 17th 2020

Oban Backpackers is a hostel in every sense of the word. The atmosphere when arriving is that of communal spirit. Quirky furniture and decoration set the scene, this is a backpackers for backpackers.

Situated in the middle of Oban the hostel caters to the younger demographic. Those out searching for themselves or for fun filled escapades are in luck. The lounge is decked out with games (boggle andwho wants to be a millionaire to name a few), a pool table and musical instruments. It’s the ideal location for social travelers, sharing stories and tips in the comfortable communal spaces. Hot showers are standard of course which after a long day of activity will be the only thing on your mind!

Oban Lounging

Oban backpackers

February 18th 2019

A fun and funky hostel full of young people smiling and enjoying whatever adventure they’re pursuing

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.

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