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Oban Youth Hostel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed for one night before taking ferry to Barra. The hostel was clean and comfortable. Kitchen facilities okay. We stayed in an ensuite room on the top floor. The hostel didn't appear particularly busy. Wifi worked. Parking was okay in their carpark. There is a also a place to secure bikes overnight.The hostel is convenient for the shops etc. Situation...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to post and let us know about your stay. Thanks Lorna Padden

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Had a great stay at this hostel - it's almost too nice to be called a hostel! The facilities are great, big spacious kitchen in the main building and fantastic showers that are as good as power showers. Special mention for Ken, who is very helpful and knows lots about the local area. Been before and sure we'll be back...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the toime to post and let us know about your stay, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we will be sure to pass on your commnets to Ken. Thanks Lorna Padden

Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Two graps...booked a twin room End up in a three bunk room, ok on our own, but not the same. Internet big grap code neeced to use for 12 hours not the case drops out and some codes do t work. IT please get your act together one code for whole stay.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your feedback its appreciated. I will pass your commnets onto the team to review. Lorna Padden

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this hostel for one night and we're very pleased with how clean it was,we had a double bed and our own shower and toilet lovely view to ,no TV or tea and coffee but all you need is in the main house, well worth the money,would definitely stay again

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post about your stay, we are really happy to read you enjoyed your atay and will pass your kind commnets onto the team. Lorna Padden

Glasgow, Scotland
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Last stayed here about 15-20 years ago when there were lots of security doors and a slightly military regime. Now much more relaxed and I booked a solo room in the 'Oban Lodge' annexe. One or two niggles about the room (shaving light knackered and not repaired when notified) but generally comfortable. Main thing to stress is the quality of...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post and let us know about your experience, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we will ensure our team looks into the maintenance issues you have rtaised. We are glad to read you enjoyed your breakfast, and will pass your kind comments onto. Thank You Lorna Padden

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The staff were all very polite and friendly. The room was clean and it's in a good location to explore Oban and the surrounding area. The facilities are good for a hostel. I was impressed with the guest kitchen and the continental breakfast was enough to set you up for the day. Oban is a really nice seaside town. The...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, what a lovely review, thank you very much. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and will pass your kind comments onto our team. Lorna Padden

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were very pleased with our stay! The room was clean and comfortable, with a lovely view, and of excellent value. The staff was helpful, and the kitchen allowed for a very convenient stay. We will definitely stay there again! For those who need Wifi, we would advise you to pick up a few codes at the reception desk as...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post and let us know about your stay, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and will pass your kind comments onto our team. Lorna Padden

Switzerland
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I can't think of anything negative to say. Clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable bed, clean loo...! The house looks lovely and the view is very nice. It's great :)! We (my father and I) were both very pleased. (Although the people in his room apparently snored a lot..,)

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank You so much for taking the time to post and let us know about your stay, it is very much appreciated. We shall pass your kind words onto the team at oban. Lorna Padden

Glasgow
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed for an overnight with an 8 yr old, 1st room we were allocated was unfortunately unavailable but we were quickly given another and luck as it was off season had a room for 6 ppl all to ourselves as we booked private room, excellent facilities with fully fitted kitchen although just being an overnight we never used this and...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post and let us know about your stay. We really appreciate you taking the time and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto our team at Oban. Lorna Padden

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here over the summer for two nights and it was so cosy and the staff where so helpful! It was very clean and the services they provided where amazing. Would definitely stay again if I was in Oban :)

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to post, its much appreciated and the team will be happy to read your comments. Thanks Lorna

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oban Youth Hostel is a beautiful Victorian building. It is the only 5 Star SYHA youth hostel outside Edinburgh. The youth hostel sits on a sea front location with views over the Firth of Lorne and to the Inner Hebrides. Oban Youth Hostel offers a choice of two buildings, consisting of the original Victorian building and modern lodge to the rear, both offering excellent budget accommodation and both are available for RentaHostel. Oban Youth Hostel offers traditional multi-share accommodation and private rooms - all rooms both private and shared are en suite. As you would expect Oban Youth Hostel boasts 2 superb self-catering kitchens but meals are also available in the beautiful Raasay Dining Room. A secret gem at Oban Youth Hostel is the self-contained flat which sleeps up to 8 people and is ideal for families and small groups. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oban Youth Hostel

Address: Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: ₹ 2,076 - ₹ 12,624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oban Youth Hostel 4*
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ensuite room had sea views”
Steph618, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best views in the main building, best privacy in the annexe.”
OldMortality, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid being right next to the heating equipment in the Lodge. (The boiler was noisy!)”
HazelLamb, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we had a sea view room which was a four person family room.”
joleene470, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Hostel was full so had to take allocated bed.”
JHTBelper, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
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