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Featured Hostels in Oban

Corran House Guest House & Hostel
2 out of 5
1 Victoria Crescent, Corran Esplanade, Oban, Scotland
The price is £65 per night

Situated in Oban, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from St. John's Cathedral and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Loch Linnhe. Oban War and Peace Museum and Oban Distillery ...

4.2/5Excellent! (187 reviews)
Excellent Stay

"I stayed here on business but was really impressed and would like to bring my family back here - as we have a lot of food intolerances, the option of cooking for ourselves in the well equipped and beautifully clean kitchen is brilliant."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2020

Corran House Guest House & Hostel
Oban Youth Hostel
5 out of 5
Corran Esplanade, Oban, Scotland
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Situated in Oban, this eco-friendly hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Oban War and Peace Museum and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Loch Linnhe. Oban Distillery and Dunollie ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)
Lower bunks for older folk

"Oban Youth Hostel is a friendly place with a great kitchen and communal rooms. I do think older residents should get priority on the lower bunks! 😂"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

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The Ranald Hotel
The Ranald Hotel
3.5 out of 5
41 Stevenson Street, Oban, Scotland
The price is £70 per night
3.7/5Good! (123 reviews)

"Great room and location, reception staff were friendly and helpful. Would stay there again / recommend to others."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

The Ranald Hotel
The Scot
The Scot
3 out of 5
2 George St, Oban, Scotland
The price is £110 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (85 reviews)

"Great hotel with fantastic staff! Rooms were clean and a really good size with good amenities. Location was perfect - overall great for a short stay in Oban."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

The Scot
Wide Mouthed Frog
Wide Mouthed Frog
4 out of 5
The price is £108 per night
4/5Very Good! (169 reviews)

"Our stay was over four days, made to feel most welcome with nothing to much trouble for the owner and staff. Food was excellent with the option of choice other than the menu providing you are prepared to give the staff time to order and get it in fresh, just ask. The place was clean and aware of ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Wide Mouthed Frog
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Bag a bunk bed amid the bobbing fishing boats and crying seagulls of Oban, this year, to enjoy the stepping stone to the Hebridean islands at its most affordable. These stays manage to offer plenty of bang for your buck by stripping away the frills of a conventional hotel and focusing on the basics. That means clean rooms that could sleep up to eight or more, shared self-catering kitchens, WiFi and the occasional free breakfast to set you up for all those puffin safaris in the Atlantic Ocean or jaunts to the historic ruined castle of Dunollie. On top of that, hostels in Oban could have just the touch of authentic Scottish flavour you're looking for – think stone-clad walls and a quaint cottage feel.

What's so great about hostels in Oban

Most travellers choose hostels in Oban over other sorts of stay because of the price. It's no secret that you can bag some seriously wallet-friendly bargains by going for a bunk in a multi-bed room. But choosing to lodge with other people can also be a great way to make friends and mingle. Up in this corner of the wild west coast of Scotland, that might mean a new hiking buddy or someone to accompany you on those ferry trips across to the haunted abbeys and grassy peaks of the Isle of Mull. Couples and twosomes often prefer a little extra space, which can be had by seeking out the private doubles or twins in the low-cost lodges of Oban.

Hostels in Oban also draw the eye because of their hearty, down-to-earth character. The low-key vibes of these no-frills sorts of stay mean you might find yourself sharing travel tales with like-minded backpackers in the outdoor beer garden or cooking meals with strangers in communal kitchens. You can rest assured that most hostels in Oban will cover the basics, too. So, washing machines, wireless Internet and a dedicated reception desk are typically part of the package.

Some high-rated picks among hostels in Oban

No list of the top-rated hostels in Oban could possibly be complete without at least a mention of the Oban Youth Hostel. It pops up just metres from the sloshing waves of Oban waterfront, commanding the promenade with its handsome Victorian veneer. Inside, the five-star-rated service heralds ensuite rooms and grand dining halls, not to mention secure bike storage and lockers. Stay there, and you can fill your Scottish holiday with jaunts to the Oban Distillery – to sample potent single malt whiskies in a factory that dates back to the 1700s – or hops to striking McCaig's Tower – one of the most outlandish 19th-century landmarks in town. Along the esplanade, closer to the heart of Oban, the Corran House Guest House & Hostel has quaint bedrooms and sea views. They are located above a classic pub, so you're never too far from a game of darts and a beer. During the day, a trip to the Oban War & Peace Museum is a top pick. It's right next door, with collections that chronicle local Hebridean heritage and the story of Oban as an unexpected RAF base throughout WWII.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Oban?
By staying at a hostel, you can cut your spending on accommodations and save more of your money for exploring during your holiday. You’ll find local tours and other activities to enjoy, and the island views create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of shapes and sizes, but they all have a few things in common, including budget prices, a social environment and shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too).
What are the best hostels in Oban?
Ready to book a hostel? These options get the best reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start: Corran House Guest House & Hostel - Property features include free WiFi and a bar. Oban Youth Hostel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar and laundry facilities. Rooms come with lockers.
What's the weather like in Oban?
Good weather’s always better when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 13°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 6°C. Average annual rainfall for Oban is 1012 mm.
What is there to see and do in Oban?
Generally, Oban is known for its local tours, kayaking and seafood. Major attractions include Loch Awe, Loch Linnhe and Inveraray Castle. Get out into nature with places such as Lochaber Geopark, Ganavan Sands and Carn Breugach. Cultural attractions include Oban War and Peace Museum, Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds and Easdale Folk Museum.
What's the best way to get around Oban?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), located 55.1 mi (88.6 km) away from the city centre. When you’re out and about, you might want to use public transport during your trip. Train stations including Oban Station and Oban Connel Ferry Station make it easy to see more of the surrounding area.