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Oban Youth Hostel Awarded Visit Scotland 5-Stars for Quality Assurance

Following the completion of a £1.2 million refurbishment, we are pleased to announce Oban Youth Hostel has been awarded the Visit Scotland 5 Star award for quality assurance!

Oban Hostel

The SYHA Hostelling Scotland project incorporated internal modernisation and eco-friendly features, while retaining the original building’s historic charm. The Youth Hostel’s magnificent wooden staircase, which has been closed off from view for many years, has been restored to its former glory and become open plan. The stained glass windows which adorn the staircase have been removed, restored and then replaced in a protected double glazed frame.

Two new rooms have been created, now offering a total of ten en-suites at an affordable cost, to meet the needs of the modern traveller and attract a wider audience of visitors to the town. The renovated Youth Hostel also boasts a new reception, media room and self-catering kitchen, as well as new furnishings and fittings.Oban hostel lounge

The inspection reported that standards in the refurbished building reach the 5 Star standard in every area. Excellent service was provided by the central booking office, the central internet booking service and all staff at check in. It found that excellent beds and bedding is provided throughout, with brand new excellent quality flooring and clever bed side lights; and reported that the whole decor is excellent.

Oban viewOban Youth Hostel offers budget accommodation to the wealth of travellers taking in Scotland’s breathtaking West Coast, as well as providing a valuable addition to the town’s landscape and tourism business.

Visit Hostelling Scotland for more information about the Youth Hostel Network. Book online or call the Reservations Team on 0845 293 73 73.

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