About About this youth hostel ....

Surrounded by miles of beautiful countryside and dramatic coastline, this five star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel is within easy walking distance of the town centre and comprises two buildings - the original Victorian villa and a modern lodge to the rear. Both buildings offer high quality accommodation in private en-suite rooms and comfortable shared dorms, all with lockers and bedside lighting and many with sea views.

WiFi is free and other facilities include: a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a comfy lounge with views over the Firth of Lorne an excellent drying room, laundry and secure cycle storage with bike washing facilities. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

The lodge is perfect for groups wanting their own space and can be hired separately from the main building.

The hostel is right on the seafront, close to the ferry port, and we’re happy to accommodate guests catching early ferries to the islands.

Oban is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on +44 (0) 1631 562 025 to check availability. There is a small charge of £7.50 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

‘Wee’ and Full Breakfast available (Please remember to pre-book)  

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Seafront location with stunning views
  • Friendly team with expert local knowledge
  • Perfect base for island hopping
  • On the Caledonian Way Cycle route
  • Walking distance from all local restaurants, bars and shops
  • Dog Friendly and great for families
  • Licensed, serving local beers and wine

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Oban Youth Hostel

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Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll PA34 5AF Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:00 - 10:00 and 16:00 - 22:00

Check in

16:30 - 21:30 (late check in by prior arrangement with the hostel)

Check out

Check out by 10am

Access Hours

Guests in private rooms do not have to vacate during the day (though cleaners will require access). Guests arriving before check in time are welcome to leave their luggage in the secure store


Access with limited mobility

Alcohol Licence

Bike Store


Drying Room

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Free Parking (limited on-site) p

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Free Wifi

Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement

Guest Kitchen

Laundry Room

Lounge/TV Room

Luggage Store

Packed Lunches Available

Pet Dogs Welcome

Private Rooms

Secure Lockers

Shopping Nearby

Suitable for Groups

Suitable for Wheelchair Users

Towel Hire

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Oban is often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Isles'.

With regular ferries to the Inner Hebridean islands of Mull, Coll, Tiree or Iona, it's a great base if you intend to go island hopping!

But before you head off there's lots to discover in and around the town itself.

Nearby attractions include Oban Distillery, McCaig’s Tower, St Columba’s Cathedral and Oban War & Peace Museum. Famous for its local seafood, Oban boasts many good restaurants, bars and shops. For the more adventurous, scuba diving and sailing are available locally.

Find your sea legs with a short jaunt over to a neighbouring island - Kerrera - rugged and unspoiled and home to beautiful Gylen Castle. Visit McCaig's tower, a ten minute drive from the hostel with panoramic views across the Sound of Mull. Explore Easdale Island Folk Museum and get a fascinating insight into the history of slate mining in the local area.

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