Whether you're travelling to Coll for your Project Trust selection, training or debriefing, Backpackers Plus welcomes you to Oban!
We've been providing overnight accommodation for Project Trust volunteers en route to Coll for many years. You can be assured of a warm welcome, a comfortable night's sleep and good fun meeting other Project Trust volunteers.
You'll also be in good company getting up for the early morning ferry to Coll!
We offer Project Trust volunteers and staff a 10% discount off accommodation. Remember to enter the discount code when you book - the code is included in your joining instructions from Project Trust.
If you don’t know how to do this then phone us on 01631 567 189 to make the booking because we can’t apply the discount after the booking is made. Thank you!
As you're no doubt aware, Coll is pretty remote and one of the first challenges of your Project Trust experience is making your way there. The ferry to Coll leaves Oban very early, meaning that you'll most likely need a night in Oban before you head out there.
Our hostel is not even a ten minute walk from the train station and ferry terminal, so you can sleep easy knowing you've only got a short distance to go to get on that early ferry. We're also just off Oban's main street, so everything you might need is on your doorstep.
We put all Project Trust guests together in the dormitories, so you'll be in good company and have a head-start getting to know the group. As you've all got the same early start, you'll appreciate being in a room with other people on the same wavelength who probably also want an early night.
No danger of sleeping through your alarm either, when everyone else in your room is up for the early ferry!
We provide all your bedding so you won't need sleeping bags here, and you can hire a towel as well so you won't have to put your own wet one back into your bag in the morning!
Oban's Backpacker Plus come complete with a fully equipped kitchen, ideal if you plan to cook before heading off to Coll.
There is a convenience store just a stone's throw from us that's open until 10pm. Alternatively, if you're on the late train into Oban, you'll walk past a good choice of late night takeaway places between the station and Backpackers Plus (check in with us first so we can give you a discount card!).
Whenever you arrive, there's always free tea, coffee and hot chocolate available in the Sky Room lounge.
In the morning, no matter how early you get up, you'll be able to help yourself to the breakfast that is included in the bed price; we provide fresh bread and milk, spreads like jam and peanut butter for toast, cereal plus fruit juice, tea and coffee.
You'll feel right at home at Backpackers Plus. Our friendly staff have
many years experience with Project Trust guests, and can answer your
questions and give you practical advice.
We've got hairdryers, internet, board games, magazines and newspapers plus round-the-clock hot drinks (including hot chocolate!)
Our famous and spacious Sky Room, with a pool table, giant Jenga and great views over Oban, is perfect for socialising with the other volunteers or just sitting back, relaxing and chatting.