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4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   2a Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AB, England
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Ranked #9 of 10 Specialty lodging in Oxford
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a walk from town center though. Too many stairs to the building and rooms. Too many group bookings creating noise, occupying toilets and common lounge seats with kids that scream, giggle and fool around in their rooms at night. Very expensive inflated price on the weekends. That's because they're always full, thus never a good night's rest, because your... More

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YHA181, Manager at YHA Oxford, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. YHA is a charity with an objective for as many young people as possible to stay in our hostels, enjoy a trip away from home and enrich their lives. As such, we're proud that we're popular with young groups and we're sorry that, on this occasion, this spoilt your own enjoyment of the hostel. We... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, this was a good hostel. BUT there were a few things that caught me off guard which probably wouldn't have upset me as much if I had been made aware of them. The thing I had to remind myself was: this is a very cheap price for the location. * No free wifi; the wifi you pay for is... More

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

A great place to stay near the local shops and park. A beautiful location for a break. Peaceful and calm. You can also enjoy yourself by going on tours visiting the castle and the museum. Fab! Enjoy the boathouse have breakfast and dinner or lunch. The food is delicious. Enjoy your stay

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Wales
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Having read the reviews I was prepared for the worst but was pleasantly surprised. The staff were very pleasant and efficient and the public areas - lounge, library and reception - clean and welcoming. Our room for four overlooked Oxford and was adequate for our needs. Bed linen was clean and fresh and there was storage for our bags. The... More

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Noduwez, Belgium
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Having travelled to Oxford with a whole group of students, this was an ideal place to stay the night. The rooms were big enough for everybody, the bathroom was clean and there were enough "spare toilets" ;) Breakfast ther is delicious. You can enjoy a typical English breakfast, which will stuff you. You'll be good to go 'till 4 PM.... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

When we arrive at the hotel, the lobby is not big enough to accommodate me with 51 person... The receptionist is nice and really help.. but the policy of the room key is quite annoying.. we have to pay 5 pound if losing the key.... the bedroom so so... the bed itself so so.... the breakfast average ... the best... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had the worst nights sleep we've ever had here. We were woken up early in the morning by the partying, loud rows, racial chanting and constant banging by the group of men in the next room. After a couple of hours we gave up, packed our bags and left. The walls are paper thin. There is only one member... More

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New York City, New York
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13 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Overall, this is a perfectly adequate hostel. It is centrally located. The staff is really helpful and very nice. I found it to be quite clean. However, the place is loud! The windows are cheap and there is a local bar with a party scene. It doesn't really seem to dim the noise to close the windows. You will also... More

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YHA181, Manager at YHA Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the hostel. We're really sorry to hear that you found the room noisy during your stay. It's rare that the local bars this side of the train station get very busy or noisy - the party scene is back on Park End Street and it's unusual that we ever hear any noise from our... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Abandon all hope ye who entre this place. If you want to sleep, look else where... The beds are terrible, uncomfortable and for you germofobes ever night Ive stayed here the beding, toilet and general room are all dirty. For some bizzarre reason the window was open, everything was unplugged and the beds aren't made. Don't be fooled by any... More

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YHA181, Manager at YHA Oxford, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience of Oxford or Oxford YHA. We'll take all your comments into consideration as we try to improve our level of service in all areas of the hostel. For parking advice and ways to get to the city centre please do e-mail us at the hostel when... More

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here whilst attending an event at the University. Hiring a 4 bed room for myself was cheaper than going to a hotel. Glad I did: the hostel is friendly and very good value. The window did not shut properly in my room but that was a minor problem. The greater issue was the noise: not from fellow hostellers but... 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*
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