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    Oban Youth Hostel

    Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AF, Scotland
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    3/9/2017 4/9/2017
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    Overview
    • Excellent48%
    • Very good34%
    • Average12%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
    Kitchenette
    Self-Serve Laundry
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 118 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We stayed here for 3 nights as a couple. Originally I had booked us a bed each in the male and female dorm as this was all that was showing as available (we booked last minute, 10 days before travelling). However, the next day I...More

    Thank Amy F
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Like others have noted, this is in a good location but is a bit pricey considering what it offers. Laundry is handy. Wifi very poor. Shower pressure non-existent. A decent budget choice, but may be more suited to extreme budget travellers.

    Thank KaperKate
    Reviewed 4 July 2017

    This place, like many other guest houses, along the esplanade has a gorgeous view of the water and the harbour. The staff were friendly and the cleanliness was reasonable. They have a deal where you can rent the entire lodge with a few families which...More

    Thank Y861GKgeorgep
    Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth HostelResponded 7 July 2017

    Hello, Thanks for taking the time to post it is very much appreciated. I am sorry to read that you didn't feel the Youth Hostel was value for money, our team and facilities constantly score highly in service standards but we will look at all...More

    Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

    My previous review of Oban Youth Hostel was good, but the place has really deteriorated. The prices are now very high (over £50 for my son and I in a room, before breakfast (£6.50). The beds are tiny, the facilities sparse. No TV in the...More

    Thank Nigel P
    Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth HostelResponded 7 July 2017

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post and let us know about your recent stay. We are very disappointed to read your review as this does not reflect the usual high standards of service that we deliver at Oban Youth Hostel. We would...More

    Reviewed 17 June 2017

    This is definitely one of the nicest Youth Hostels I have been to. It is in a lovely setting along the front at Oban, and the rooms have stunning views of the sea! The whole building is very pleasant and has a lot of character,...More

    Thank Lilia939
    Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Oban Youth HostelResponded 7 July 2017

    Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post about your recent stay. Thanks for the lovely feedback, we will pass it onto our team and we look forward to welcoming you again. Thanks Lorna Padden

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$ 40 - US$ 133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette
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    • Argyll and Bute >
    • Oban
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    • Oban Youth Hostel Scotland
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    Deniz T
    20 September 2016|
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    Response from 5Lauraking100 | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry for the delay in replying I'm not too sure about if it's pet friendly
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    "Ensuite room had sea views"
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    "Best views in the main building, best privacy in the annexe."
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    "Avoid being right next to the heating equipment in the Lodge. (The boiler was noisy!)"
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    "we had a sea view room which was a four person family room."
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