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Backpackers Plus

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
This is a fun, cosy hostel with loads of character and the friendliest staff you'll meet! We've got a great central location convenient to all amenities in the bustling Scottish west-coast town of Oban. We have comfy, spacious dormitories as well as family-friendly private rooms (some with ensuite), all with access to a very well eqiupped self-catering kitchen. Our prices include all bedding, a continental breakfast and free internet. We have a huge, fantastic lounge and socialising area with a pool table, board games, books, and all-day free tea/coffee and hot chocolate... Every creature comfort for the budget-minded traveller! Our private rooms are in our annex just around the corner from the main building.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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94Great for walkers
Grade: 94 out of 100
33Restaurantswithin 0,5 km
18Attractionswithin 0,5 km
25Room tips
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What can I say if you want to stay in a friendly, comfortable, cheerful backpackers stay here. Spacious lockers, clean bright surroundings, what more could you want. The only question is why haven't you clicked the booking in button yet!
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Response from BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers Plus
Responded 02 Jan 2019
Thank you Billie for the great review!
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I’m just back from two nights with my young son, in a twin room at the Backpackers Plus. This is a lovely, clean & mellow place to stay in right in central Oban. The staff are very friendly & helpful, there are loads of games, jigsaws, radio etc. A pool table too (only 50p) in
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Response from BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers Plus
Responded 05 Nov 2018
Hello there! Thanks for the awesome review! We are happy you enjoyed your time here we us and we hope to see you again.
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Just amazing customer service.so kind and helpful. Rooms are clean and comfy. Great price for what you get. Near shops, cinema, restaurants and sea front. I would definitely stay there again. Thanks..
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Response from BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers Plus
Responded 11 Oct 2018
Thanks for the great review Connor! Hope to see you again!
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we stay at this hostel two nights we booked and double private ensuite room who was very nice and also one bed in a dormitory room who was too the staff was very nice the hostel was very nice too and the rooms was very clean the common area is very nice too we had a very
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Response from BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers Plus
Responded 22 Sep 2018
Hi Simon! Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again.
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Stayed the night in preparation for my ferry the next morning. Although my stay was short, it was definitely sweet. We were greeted by a helpful and friendly staff member who explained where the dormitories were, as well as the food discounts (which were greatly appreciated
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Response from BackpackersPlus, Manager at Backpackers Plus
Responded 18 Sep 2018
Hi Bethan! Thanks for the smashing review! We hope you will get the chance to sign the wall next time you will be coming.
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how much is the rate for a room for 2 pax with en-suite?
Hello ! At the moment, our en-suites are £25 per person per night. The price will change from the 1st of June for the summer period, going up to £29 per person per night. hope this was useful.
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Hi. Just wondering whether photographic ID is needed to stay at the hostel?
Hi Karen, Thanks for your question! It would be great if all our guests provided photograpic ID (passport, ID, drivers licence, etc.) but of course if you don't have any of those you are still welcome to stay with us. Hope that helps! Cheers, Maria Manager at Backpackers Plus
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Hello We will arrive 29.8 Untill when we can check in please ?
Hello there! Reception for the check in is open from 3 to 10 p.m.
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"The room we were allocated was on the first floor and had a small window. An extractor fan was located in the ceiling."
"much quieter if book a twin or family room which is NOT in the main building"
"Room 6 in annexe has own sink, double and single bed."
"Don't have room 5"
"the bright yellow extension to the hostel has cozy private rooms"
US$31 - US$67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandOban
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