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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is basically a back packers Hostel. It is right next to train station and with good bus and taxi service into centre of town 7-8 minutes away. They have plenty of space in lounge , two TVs, self catering kitchen with plenty of equipment and a self service laundry. The staff is excellent. It is value for money. If... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here quite a lot whilst looking for more permanent accommodation in Oxford. The hostel itself is adequate. Can't really say more than that. The staff are all lovely, but the place itself a bit spartan, and it's particularly annoying that wifi is only available in the main foyer (and only available to members at that); surely this could... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Facilities were nice and the staff very helpful.Was easy to get access to the shopping area and to the center of the town within the walking distance. One draw is the place is next to busy train station.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly, and caring. Remembered me from some months ago. And nice that the hostel is by the railway station, as it was easy to get to. And a good stopping place, between places. Top spot

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night at the weekend. It is seriously close to the train station literally next to it and from our room you can see the train station. It's also within a stone's throw to the city centre,Oxford castle and other attractions. Shops and bus connections nearby too and have generally clean and tidy rooms. Make sure... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had our a private room with a bathroom. The hostel was ok. Very close to the station which is both a pro and a con. Pro- easy to get to and find, Con- gets quite noisy around this area.Staff were helpful.

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very convenient for Oxford station- clearly hear every train arriving and leaving. Cheapest accomodation by far in the area. Staff friendly enough but no one seems to be in charge! The one lasting memory for me is the pervading smells of fried food and dodgy plumbing in one of the upstairs toilets. The blue patterned carpet running throughout the building... More 

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Verona
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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 

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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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