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YHA Oxford

2a Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AB, England
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Ranked #8 of 13 Specialty Lodging in 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took 11 14 yr old on a trip to Oxford. YHA was brilliant especially the welcome and help from the lovely Duncan. Rooms basic but comfortable and clean. Food excellent. Would stay again with or without teenagers. Well done Duncan and YHA Oxford!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I spent one night in First Floor, Single room, Number 118 (only £25 including YHA membership discount). The room was spacious for a single room and faces onto the quiet side street. My room was immaculately clean and tidy and the bedding freshly laundered. I had a wall mounted TV that worked very well and a basin with constantly running... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Barely a bad word to say about this hotel. I am reasonably experienced with staying in hostels in Europe, not the UK. I stayed in a room with 4 other friends, on a room that could hold 6. There were three single bunk beds, a bathroom and a shower room to share between us. A locked room with clean bedding... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This hostel is amazing and the price is very good. It has you could ask for in the common areas of a hostel: an equipped kitchen, bar, lounge, common room, library and a restaurant. They offer breakfast for 5 pounds but I thought it was expensive and didn't try it. My room was large with individual lockers and hangers and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Looks great when you walk in, lounge and dining area are great, food is decently priced and the fry up in the morning is okay although I've had better. Wifi only works in the lobby not the rooms. Rooms are old, worn down and tacky. Wooden bunk beds felt like they were going to break, shower looked disgusting, windows were... More 

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YHA181, Manager at YHA Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hostel. We’re sorry to hear that the rooms didn’t meet your expectations. As we are a charity, YHA as an organisation have to carefully plan how to distribute spending on refurbishing our properties and achieving our charitable objectives. We do work hard to clean rooms to the highest standards,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A big thank you to the entire team. A very nice and a good atmosphere. People at the reception try to accommodate people according to their age and preferences which is not always possible but it works smoothly from time to time. Once again - a great place to be. Ekaterina Petrova

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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a truly international YHA, which is a bonus. Facilities are fine. We were a family group (two mums and four kids) and the kids loved it. Request a room away from a stairwell as we had noise from the stairwell through the night as groups arrived back. There wasn't anything that could be done to eliminate this as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hostel was clean with good sized triple bunk private rooms. Bathroom was big enough and clean, kitchen facilities very good to prepare meals and large dining area available. Lounge with tv, couches and pool table was a good space to relax. Wifi only available on ground floor but lots of comfortable seats downstairs to use it. Very good location right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice hostel. Very clean. Bed was comfy had all the basics. Was behind the train station (couldn't hear the trains during the night 😊 ) was very close to down town Oxford, was a beautiful city. Staff were All very friendly I would go back any day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Stayed here for two nights with a large group, sharing a twin room with my boyfriend. Our room was large, clean and comfortable, with a TV and a spacious en-suite bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The common facilities such as the lounge are also lovely, I'm assuming they have been recently decorated. Breakfast was ok,... More 

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