Overview of Hostel
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 the place for you!
Our funky hostel is part of the World famous ‘Scotland’s Top Hostels’ chain and we look forward to welcomin
Directions to Oban Backpackers:
If arriving into Oban from the North:
Follow the A85 into Oban and as you arrive you will start to drive down a steep hill. Take the first left hand turn into Deanery Brae beside the Arbour Guest House. At the next junction, turn right onto Breadalbane Street. Follow this road along and you will see our hostel on your left hand side. Just look out for the red arch windows. There is metered parking outside the hostel or our staff can direct you to a nearby free car park.
If arriving from the South:
Follow the A816 Soroba Road towards Oban. As you arrive into Oban go straight on at the roundabout by the Fire Station. Follow the road along to a set of traffic lights beside the high school. Go straight on at the lights and continue to the town centre. At the roundabout at Argyll Square, turn right onto Airds Place. Follow this road along the seafront and past Oban Bay until you reach a roundabout at the end of the promenade. Take the second exit at this roundabout heading up the hill. At the next roundabout, take the first exit and continue up the hill. Then take the first right hand turn into Deanery Brae beside the Arbour Guest House. At the next junction, turn right onto Breadalbane Street. Follow this road along and you will see our hostel on your left hand side. Just look out for the red arch windows. There is metered parking outside the hostel or our staff can direct you to a nearby free car park.
By Bus & Train & Ferry:
From the bus, train & ferry terminals in the centre of town, follow George Street with the sea on your left. The road will fork twice; stick to the right both times, and we're just up past the Cinema and Taj Mahal Indian restaurant on your RIGHT hand side. Look out for the red arch windows!
If you are using Sat Nav or GPS our postcode is PA34 5NZ
If you need any help finding us or have any questions about the hostel or your booking, please give us a call on 01631 562 107.
Oban Backpackers Breadalbane Street Oban Argyll PA34 5NZ Our centrally located hostel is just a 10 minute stroll from the bus, train & ferry terminals. Reception is open from 07.00 - 22.30. Check in is from 14.30. If you are arriving in the afternoon, you are welcome to come in, put your bags in our secure luggage room, relax and help yourself to free cup of Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate and our free WiFi codes are on display throughout our living room.
Conditions & Policy
Please bring photographic identification with you as you will need it to be able to check in to our hostel. (Sorry! Its a legal requirement) If any of the people in your group are under the age of 17, please contact us . As our accommodation is comprised of dorm rooms, we can only accept families with children if the whole room has been booked for sole occupancy. We cannot accommodate children in dorm rooms with other guests. Unfortunately, due to past experiences, we are unable to accommodate stag or hen parties. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to arrival will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to arrival are non-refundable. (Please note that in order to receive a 90% refund; you must cancel prior to 12.00 noon the day before your booking is due to commence)