Oban Backpackers


Reviews

4.0
4 reviews4

Staff & Host

4.0

Hours & Tasks

3.5

Hostel

3.5

Learning & Fun

4.0

United States

3

Our visit here was a bit frustrating. First, the volunteer accommodation is much lower quality than anything pictured here. Also, there were multiple times when two people were expected to clean the entire hostel (beds, toilets, showers, etc.) in 3 hours, which is a 4 person job. Finally, the manager while we were there did not contribute to daily tasks and could be deceptive and condescending. Oban was beautiful, and the hostel was nice enough (but could use better volunteer accommodation), but it would be a much better experience with a new manager.

15 days ago

United States

2

I would not recommend my experience here. The work environment here was very unhealthy. There was little training/none at all for some shifts, but the current manager expects you to do things a very specific way with little to no guidance & then was upset when it isn’t done that way.It was very understaffed when we were there, and heard this was common. We were doing more tasks than what was meant for the amount of people volunteering. The staff room is not the rooms pictured here, it actually quite smaller and crammed. The place has potential but due to the manager our experience was not good

16 days ago

Brazil

5

My 1st volunteering was simply amazing, I was very well received by Kamila, she is a lovely person, super flexible, lively, always willing to help, treats everyone very well, to the point that we feel part of a big family, whether guest or staff. The Oban backpackers team is wonderful, everyone is very patient, I arrived with very basic English and everyone helped me with my English. I really just have to thank you, the place is magical, there is a lot to know and do there, the people are welcoming, and the city is very beautiful. from the Oban Backpackers family.
Thank you all for everything

3 months ago

United States

5

Working at the Oban Backpackers Hostel was an amazing way to meet tons of new people every day and explore the beautiful Scottish coast. I think this is my favorite place I have worked so far.

5 months ago