Dunollie RoadPA34 5PJObanUnited Kingdom
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About Arbour

Arbour Guest House offers hostel style accommodations near the centre of Oban in a large Victorian house.

A variety of rooms are available from en suite double rooms to multi-bed rooms with shared bathrooms. All rooms have linens and towels, a tea and coffee tray with kettle, television, and Wi-Fi. Hairdryers and irons can be provided on request. Extra cots can also be provided for rooms.

Guests can relax after a day of travel in the house’s garden or attached Irish Bar, which features live music and entertainment. Street parking is available for a cost during the day, and is free of charge in the evenings.

Arbour's next door sister guest house, St. Annes Guest House, offers a continental breakfast or full cooked Scottish breakfast to guests for an additional cost. Complimentary drinks and discounted evening meals are available at the nearby Paparazzi Cafe Bar and Restaurant and O'Donnell's Irish Pub.

Arbour Guest House is near the centre of Oban with local highlights including the Atlantis Leisure Centre, The Corran Halls, tennis courts, McCaigs Tower, and the cathedral. Stations for the ferry to Mull, and stops for other public transportation, are also near the guest house.


Dunollie Road, PA34 5PJ, Oban, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(777)0931967 | Fax: +44(1631)402020 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Positive Reviews

Location is great for exploring Oban

The city of Oban is a popular destination for tourists looking to experience some Scottish serenity and the neighbouring islands Located just off the main centre, the guest house is an easy walk to every amenity a visitor to Oban might need, as well as several attractions to keep guests busy.

Good for a night’s sleep

People staying at Arbour Guest House will find a no frills space that is ideal for a restful night between travels A selling point for this accommodation is the price tag, and for the low cost it is a good value for travellers who don’t need a full hotel experience.

Free welcome drinks in the bar

The guest house has a full Irish Bar where guests can get a drink at throughout the day and evening After check-in, visitors are invited to take a look around the area and receive a complimentary drink of their choice from the bar.

Negative Reviews

Dealing with staff can be troublesome

The Arbour Guest House employs several staff members, but judging from online comments there doesn’t seem to be much communication between them Requests from guests take a long time to be filled, if at all Other visitors have commented that a lack of a dedicated front desk makes it challenging to find any staff at all.

Don’t try to change a booking

When booking a stay at this guest house, it’s important to get all the details Several times when guests had to modify their booking to accommodate shifting travel plans, staff have come across as rude and inflexible One comment even states they received abusive texts, adding to the general lack of hospitality found here.

Overall a poor experience

In general, many guests of the Arbour Guest House leave with at least a handful of complaints Aside from issues with the staff, many people list poor conditions with the showers and uncomfortable beds, as well as hit and miss quality of cleanliness, as reasons why they didn’t fully enjoy their stay.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 121 reviews across the web
6.3 /10
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6.3 out of 10 based on 121 reviews