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4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   2a Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AB, England
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YHA Oxford
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Ranked #8 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Oxford
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oxford is not a cheap place to stay so even though the youth hostel is in a noisy location, it is still good value for money. It was basically clean and decent . Some staff were very helpful, others not so. The thing I disliked was the music playing in the communal areas which was far too loud. Being right... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here for a cheap night away, preferring to spend our money on activities and drink! It was a good location only a small walk into town. The room was nicer than I expected - we had a private twin which was actually a double bed and single bunk overtop. It was clean and had nice... More

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YHA181, Manager at YHA Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our hostel - it's great to get feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to Oxford and that the room exceeded your expectations. I'm really frustrated that the cleaning staff let us down by trying to empty the bins before you'd left the room and I apologise... More

Cairns, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we weren't very satisfied with this hostel. our YHA discount cards were not honoured and we had to sleep in separate dorms (they are gender segregated). my room was overbooked - a guy came in at 2am looking for his bed, and there were none left in this room. the staff were not very helpful either when we enquired about... More

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YHA181, Manager at YHA Oxford, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you were not happy with your stay at the hostel last year. Staff, facilities and procedures have changed in the year since your visit as we're always trying to improve and act upon all feedback. I'm confident that staff now would be helpful with questions about sightseeing, especially since we've recently set up a partnership... More

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The good things: Location is good, only takes about 10-15 mins to walk into town and good access to the train station. The room we stayed in (twin room with own bathroom) was fine, the bedding was clean and fresh. They have a well stocked bar, and plenty to eat, although we didn't try the food. You can pay an... More

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Pune, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I had a great experience staying at the YHA, we had a private room for the two of us but we enjoyed the atmosphere of the hostel. Very helpful and friendly staff. Parking is a little bit of a pain as we had to park a mile away at a Park and Ride. The hostel though is close to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was really impressed with this hostel. I was in a room with five other friends and we had our own shower and toilet in the room. The bunk beds were comfortable, room was clean and a decent size with plenty of storage space. The hostel has some cheerful and nicely done communal areas, starting with the reception with sports... More

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Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights in Aug 2014. Good value accommodation. Helpful staff. Self catering kitchen can be a bit crowded at peak times. But at all cost avoid the food from the on site 'restaurant' . I'm sorry but the quality of the food was very poor. £5 for breakfast threw most of it away the sausages and bacon... More

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YHA181, Manager at YHA Oxford, responded to this review

Andy, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at our hostel - I am glad that you had a good time in Oxford. It's a shame that you did not enjoy your breakfast - it's unusual as we generally get great comments about our breakfast and many of our staff team eat here to build up the energy... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great place to stay whilst visiting the city on a budget. We stayed with our 4 children, great value. Clean and a good standard in general. Facilities great and a lovely cooked breakfast. great place to use a base if you're just interested in somewhere to sleep; though the restaurant and lounge are good.Pool table and TV room. Outside seating.

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Edison, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

this was my first hostel experience. my wife and i usually stay in hotels and inns. this trip was all 'guys' and booked by my brother-in-law. overall, a very good experience. there were five of us travelling so we booked the six-bed room. clean, modern. great staff, felt very safe. had to pay extra for internet - should be included....... More

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Erlangen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Despite some very critical reviews, we decided to book the yh in Oxford for a night. We are a family of five and had a room for us. After all, this is a youth hostel, and I think, it's one of the better ones... If you go to a youth hostel, please don't expect a 4 Star hotel. But we... More

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Address: 2a Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Oxford 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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