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Oxford Backpackers Hostel

9a Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, England
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Ranked #8 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Oxford
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Χαλάνδρι, Ελλάδα
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Challenge No. 1: Try finding a clean dish for breakfast! Challenge No. 2: Try sleeping at night with the adjucent club's music banging through the walls until 04:00 in the morning! Challenge No. 3: Try not to touch the rusty soap rails in the shower and try to ignore other people's knife in the jam bowl! Ultimate Challenge: Try making... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good things: the staff is really nice and welcoming, the hostel is really close to the bus station/ center and bars for the night life. The bad things: there was no coffee for the morning breakfast!!! Plus, when you make the booking there is no option to choose for mix or not mix dorms so we had to share... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I stayed in Oxford Backpackers for 4 nights in mixed 8 dorms. The main issue for me was the overall cleaners (or lack of it) of the hostel. The room was dirty: there were stains on the floor, ceiling and curtains. The beddings were really worn out and mix and match, which underlined the sloppiness. Same state continued through toilets/showers... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed 4 nights in a mixed 6 dorms. Interesting international and young environment. Decent amenities (cleaned very often) but small rooms. BTW the price is very cheap compared to everything in Oxford. Cool staff as well!

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Ottawa, Canada
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50 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Im happy to have stay at this hostel, in 2011 and 2013, cheap for a town like oxford. Very good location close to the center & train station. Everything essential is available but the main problem is space. It was difficult to reach beds in the dormitory, cramped and with small & insuifficient window. Large living room ok but very... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went as a large group of 26 and were made to feel really welcome in the hostel. The place is well looked after, has a good common room and a very reasonable bar. The staff are very helpful and did all they could to make our stay enjoyable and stress free. Thanks again.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Came and stayed here for a weekend to see the sights of Oxford. This was the perfect place, cheap, comfy and perfect location, the town centre is on the doorstep!! Great staff, I got hotel service at a hostel, made me feel so welcome, a lovely break from some of the hostels I have been staying at! They made sure... More 

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Perth, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Would totally recommend this to anybody looking for cheap, friendly, simple rooms. My mate & I stayed one night one a weekender around Oxfordshire when our couchsurfing fell through and it was just what we needed. Close enough to a longstay (cheap) carpark, with clear directions on how to get there from the carpark. Easy to find, easy quick check-in.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Absolutly disgusting. The armchairs are rusty, the people in the room were farting all the night, caughing super loudly, the blankets were super thine, the furnitures are old and dodgy it was pretty bad

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It’s cheap (as compare to others in town) so overcrowded with a kind of unhealthy atmosphere all around. Small unsanitary rooms and toilets. Stairs too. And of course people smoking outside the entrance as usual in these places creating more pollution. I stayed there just 1 night around June, 2014.

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