Backpackers Plus is Oban's favourite hostel, located in our specially converted Old Church in the heart of Oban. Whether you are looking for your own private hostel room without the frills and restrictions of a B&B or budget hotel, or backpackers dormitory accommodation that's warm, comfortable and great value, we have just the very thing!
Backpackers Plus hostel is right in the centre of Oban – close to the seafront and an easy 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal or bus and train station. Car parks and on-street parking are available near to the hostel - with Pay & Display charges until 6pm, then free overnight until 9am. The closest off-street car parks are at Corran Halls and Atlantis Leisure Centre (both under 5 minutes walk away). The hostel has inside storage for bicycles.
Whether you stay in our warm and cosy dorms or our clean and comfortable private hostel rooms, our great value prices include a light breakfast – cereals, bread for toast, juice and hot drinks. Plus there's our fully equipped kitchen facilities - including free tea, coffee and hot chocolate - and our unique Sky Room lounge. Showers, drying room, secure bike storage and FREE WiFi go without saying!
There's nowhere else quite like our fantastic Old Church. The moment you walk in - up our amazing piano staircase - you'll be made to feel at home. Our unique Sky Room lounge offers you the chance to relax, meet other travellers and enjoy fantastic views over the rooftops of Oban towards the sunset beyond the island of Mull.
We love groups - Backpackers PLUS in the Old Church was purpose-built with groups in mind. We strive to give you the best group accommodation at the best price - giving you the flexibility to keep everyone together and only pay for what you need.Check out our Group bookings page
A few of the lovely comments we've received in our Backpackers Plus Guest Book - and on our guest wall...thanks guys!
“Had a lovely stay – bed sooooo comfy!! Shower amazingly hot, plenty of water and free towels too! Atmosphere fantastic!!”
“Had lots of fun, cool staff! Very cute, comfy place! There’s no better place to enjoy rubbery frozen beans & buckfast!”
Elyse & Kailey
“Thanks for the comfy place!!! Thanks for the breakfast!!! Thanks for being our first stop in our crazy trip around Scotland!!!”
Los Espanoles Fumados
“The hostel is still great, spacious, mellow and comfy, staff are helpful and fun and the breakfast was sumptuous and plentiful...”
“Fantastic comfy bed & clean showers – the basics required – but you guys go so much further. Thank you to the lovely Maria for your hospitality and whisky knowledge; also for putting up with my drunken rambles. Thanks also to Imo for looking sultry & to Peter for his local knowledge, Eccles cakes and supreme map-making skills! Will be back in Oban again & will definitely stay with you guys. See you again!”
“Fantastic accommodation. Friendly, non-obtrusive. Very clean and comfortable. All amenities. Would recommend to one and all - and we're no ‘young chickens!!’”
SA & PA, Manchester
For our honeymoon we stayed a few nights in Oban. The private rooms @ Backpackers Plus were perfect. The view was charming and the facilities exceeded our expectations. Thank you Backpackers Plus for making our honeymoon and stay so memorable.”
LU & ES, California
“A group of 32 of us stayed the night before taking on the ‘3 National Peaks in 24-hours Challenge’. We could not have asked for a better service!! We arrived late as we had problems with traffic, but were greeted with a warm, friendly welcome and speedily checked-in in a helpful and efficient manner. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were comfortable, the bathroom facilities were well maintained and plentiful – and all areas were spotlessly clean! To top it all off, our breakfast was ready and waiting for us at 4am the next morning! This was a fantastic place to stay, close to all local amenities and attractions (just wish we had more time to explore) I will definitely be going back one day!”
For more and up to date reviews, check us out on Trip Advisor tooBackpackers Plus on Trip Advisor