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

Welcome to Oban Backpackers!

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 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

Mar–Apr May–Jun Jul–Aug Sep-Oct
6 Bed Dorm £19.50 £19.50 £20.50 £19.50
8 Bed Dorm £19.50 £19.50 £20.50 £19.50
10 Bed Dorm £17.50 £18.50 £19.50 £18.50
12 Bed Dorm £16.50 £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
*All prices are per person per night. Oban Backpackers is also available for group bookings who can have sole occupancy of the hostel.

To check availability and obtain a quote, please email