A beautiful Victorian building, sitting on a sea front location with stunning views over the Firth of Lorne and to the Inner Hebrides, Oban Youth Hostel is Hostelling Scotland's only 5 star youth hostel outside Edinburgh.

The hostel is beautifully finished and offers a range of high quality shared accommodation and private en-suite rooms and is perfect for groups, families and individual hostellers.

The hostel offers a choice of two buildings, consisting of the original Victorian building and modern lodge to the rear, both offer a very high standard of accommodation and both are available for RentaHostel. A secret gem at Oban Youth Hostel is the self-contained flat which sleeps up to 8 people and is ideal for families and smaller groups.

Other facilities include 2 superb self-catering kitchens, a drying room and laundry, a secure bike store with racking and comfortable lounge and dining areas with stunning waterfront views.

Meals are available on request and are served in the beautiful Raasay Dining Room.


If you are looking for large group accommodation or holiday cottages then we have locations across Scotland perfect for groups and family gatherings on a budget. See below for availability or click here for more information and to enquire.


  •   Available
  •   Available & RentaHostel
  •   RentaHostel only
  •   Call Hostel for Availability
  •   Fully Booked
  •   Unavailable
May 2018Next


  • Access with limited mobility
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Food and Drink

  • Alcohol Licence
  • Groups meals service
  • Individual meals service Breakfast from 7.30
  • Self-catering kitchen

Hostel Services

  • Bike store with bicycle pump
  • Distance to nearest shop 0.5 miles
  • Drying room
  • En suite rooms available
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry
  • Lockers/luggage store
  • Private rooms available
  • Suitable for groups
  • Total beds 87

Internet Access

  • WiFi access (FREE)


  • Lounge/TV room


  • Distance to airport 90 miles
  • Distance to bus stop 0.75 miles
  • Distance to ferry 0.75 miles
  • Distance to train station 0.75 miles
  • Parking nearby (free/charges apply) Limited free parking



For more information please download the full access statement for this youth hostel here. This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

Open All Year

Tel: 01631 562 025

Reception Opening Hours 24hr access.

Check in from 14:00

Check out 10:00

For a printable version of this information click here to download youth hostel fact sheet.

A self-contained flat is available from £90 per night at Oban Youth Hostel.

Catering available: Sample Menu

Full alcohol licence

Please note that we do not accept stag or hen parties at any of our hostels.


Esplanade, Oban, Argyll PA34 5AF Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 1631 562025

Email: oban@hostellingscotland.org.uk


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As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental issues, our youth hostels are assessed by Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification in the world. The assessment covers areas such as energy saving, waste minimisation, social responsibility and travel.

Oban Youth Hostel currently holds a Gold award for Green Tourism. To read more about Hostelling Scotland’s Sustainability Charter, please click here. There are some quick and easy ways that you can make a difference and help us achieve our Green Tourism goals - to read our Responsible Visitor Charter and find out more, please click here.

We encourage our guests to use public transport where possible when travelling to our youth hostels – please see travelinescotland.com to plan your route or speak to youth hostel staff. If you are touring Scotland on two wheels then sustrans.org.uk has a wealth of information on cycling routes, safety and sustainable travel.

Our team at Oban Youth Hostel have compiled local information folders to help you get the best out of your stay with us. These include Family Fun in and around Oban, Things to See and do, The 'Green' Folder, Local Transport Timetables and a Hiking Handbook.

For more information about what is on in Oban visit the Bid4Oban Facebook page or download the Mi Love Oban App.

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