Backpackersplus Hostel

Please, before applying, make sure you have checked the requirement to enter the UK post Brexit and the travel restrictions in place in UK and Scotland due to the pandemic/Covid-19. We have people from all over the world volunteering with us. We usually have between 5 and 15 of them. But with the current pandemic situation we won't host more than 5 people at a time. Lots of opportunities to make new friends, have fun and go explore.

Marzia has been working at the hostel for the past 8 years. She started as a volunteer and worked herself up to the manager position. Victoria has been working here for the past 4 years. She started as head housekeeper. Now she is out business administrator and receptionist. Both of us often worked in housekeeping with the volunteers.


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Learning & Fun




The room was ugly and the beds uncomfortable.
The Staff girls, Victoria and Eunice, are the only ones who made me feel good in the place and they are very loving. The best of the place.
The hostess, Marzia, is really unpleasant, very ironic and burlesque, she doesn't know how to explain and she doesn't have patience either.
The weather is horrible, only 2 days of sun. Oban is beautiful and when the weather is good you enjoy it, but you have to be lucky for that.
I would not recommend this experience, unless you like to be alone, locked up, and bring your own entertainment.

10 days ago

United States


I had an enjoyable time staying at BackpackersPlus Hostel, The staff was welcoming and the tasks were very straightforward. It involved cleaning the sky room kitchen and bathrooms plus making the dorm beds. It was fewer hours than I expected from what I read in the overview which left more time to explore the beautiful city surroundings.

There was only one issue that I brought up to the staff about a woman who worked there a short time and inspected my work. I thought the way she corrected was too harsh. I think it's important to correct things done wrong and acknowledge things done right

22 days ago



Está fue mi primera experiencia Worldpackers y fue extraordinaria!!! Oban es bellísimo, es todo lo que esperas y sueñas de un pueblo escocés y la hostal es aún mejor!!! Marzia es increíble, amable, súper comprometida y siempre está dispuesta a escucharte!!! Vicky, Romina y Rob te ayudarán siempre y te haran sentir como en casa!! No puedo esperar la oportunidad para volver y repetir la experiencia. Gracias por todo!

about 1 month ago



Oban was gorgeous!! The work was pretty easy and we ended early on most days (less than 2 hours), so there was plenty of time to visit the isles and other attractions. Plenty of nice walks and hikes around as well! The people here are nice and patient too :-) Highly recommend this place!

12 months ago



I've received a wonderfull welcome at this amazing hostel. The city of Oban is unique.

I'm very happy to spent almost 2 months beein volunteer there

I really recommend it to anyone

I'm so gratefull to Marzia be a amazing person who give me more time to wait about the coronavirus situation.

Marzia, you are the best!
Thank you so much!

about 2 years ago

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Contact with nature

City & Town