Oban Youth Hostel Oban Youth Hostel

Oban Youth Hostel

Corran Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5AF, United Kingdom | 01631 562025 | Website

Venue Description

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. A perfect choice for groups, families and individual travellers, both buildings offer high quality private en-suite rooms and comfortable shared accommodation, all with lockers and bedside lighting and many with sea views. WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, an excellent drying room, laundry and secure bike storage with cycle washing facilities. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. Guests can opt for a continental breakfast served in the beautiful Raasay Dining Room and relax with a glass of wine or local craft beer in the adjoining lounge with its views over the Firth of Lorne and the Inner Hebrides. Dinner and packed lunches are also available by prior arrangement for groups of ten or more. The lodge is perfect for groups wanting their own space and can be hired separately from the main building. The hostel is perfectly located right on the seafront, close to the ferry port, and we’re happy to accommodate guests catching early ferries to the islands. 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. The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.


Oban Youth Hostel accommodation is split between two buildings - the main building and a modern lodge. All public areas are accessible by wheelchair, with four bedrooms at ground level in the lodge, one with a wheelchair accessible shower. Deaf Guards are available and large print information sheets.

Access Statement

Access Statement Link: https://www.syha.org.uk/hostels/access-statements/oban.pdf

Awards List

VisitScotland 5 Star Hostel, Green Tourism Gold Award


There is one disabled access toilet in the main building at reception. This is fitted with grab rails, easy turn taps and lock, and an emergency alarm pull cord.


Our staff at present are not trained in sign language, but all have excellent customer service skills and are aware of the needs of disabled guests. They are always happy to help and are encouraged to ask guests about their specific needs.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Disabled Access
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Access Statement

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