Chill out on your travels at one of Scotland's most laid back hostels in the heart of beautiful Oban!

Welcome to Oban Backpackers!

                                        CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We are delighted to finally be able to re-open our doors for the first time since October 2019!

Hostelling still isn’t entirely back to normal as we are still subject to some government restrictions but hopefully not for much longer.

At present, 4 households can share a room and although we can’t yet offer full use of our communal spaces, we hope to be able to very soon. Luckily for you, that means you are excused from cooking and can head out to sample the brilliant local cuisine. Fish & Chips anyone?

The 9th of August is the magic date that all hostels have been patiently waiting for as all restrictions are scheduled to be removed. From this date onward, we hope to offer you all an affordable, inclusive and sociable environment. We really can’t wait!

In the meantime, we are doing our very best to ensure that those of you who chose to stay with us feel safe whilst doing so. We have introduced multiple safety measures as a result of carrying out a detailed Covid Risk Assessment. If you would like us to send you a copy, please don’t hesitate to ask.


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, Oban Backpackers is the best backpacker accommodation in town!

Translated from its Gaelic tongue to mean ‘small bay’, Oban is an idyllic horseshoe bay sheltered from the Atlantic by the isle of Kerrera. Also known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, this is the largest port in North West Scotland and boasts spectacular views across to the Hebridean islands.  In particular, the view at dusk from McCaig’s Tower provides a sunset you are unlikely to forget. Like any small port, there is a lot going on in Oban; the bustle of fishing boats, ferries, yachts and sea birds make the waterfront a lovely place to be.

Oban Backpackers is perfectly located to enable you to make the most of your time in Oban. Just a 10 minute stroll from the bus, train and ferry terminals, our friendly hostel has everything you will need after a great day out exploring.

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Breadalbane Street
Oban, Argyll
PA34 5NZ 
Telephone: +44 (0) 1631 562 107


6 Bed Dorm £25.00      
8 Bed Dorm £25.00      
10 Bed Dorm £23.00      
12 Bed Dorm £23.00      
*All prices are per person per night. Oban Backpackers is also available for group bookings who can have sole occupancy of the hostel.  

**Please note that all of our accommodation is is dormitory style rooms and the minimum age requirement to stay with us is 18 years old. We can accommodate families with children but they must book an entire room for sole occupancy as children cannot stay in dormitory rooms with other guests**

To check availability and obtain a quote, please email