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Oxford Backpackers Hostel
9a Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, England   |  
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Ranked #7 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Oxford
Málaga
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Magnific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was staying at Oxford Backpackers during one day because I had a job interview there. I must say the staff so polite and helpful, I did my check out at 10:30 but like I had my interview at 13h. I didn't have any problem to use all the facilities of the backpackers. Very quite, very good location and in somehow clean. The beds are a little bit hard, but very good if you have back problems like me. I come back per sure.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This hostel is a little on the dingy side. The beds were uncomfortable, and I did not like that reception was not open 24 hours a day when I was locked out of my dorm room at one point during the night, but Oxford Backpackers was a decent hostel with friendly staff.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This hostel is a tad on the shabby side (for the weekend price), especially the kitchen (one oven was broken and the other tricky to bring up to temperature) but otherwise great. Staff was friendly and the place was clean plus the comedy club was a great night out.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Such a good little hostel. The staff are friendly & took us for a night out. Good common area for mixing with other travellers. Rooms quite small (we had 12 person room), but safe and clean but more then enough for a weekend stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a really great place to stay :) i would definitely recommend it.
it was affordable, and the facilities were decent.
It had a nice common area, for eating, watching TV, or taking to fellow travelers.
A lot of the staff are young people who live in the hostel and hang out in the common areas. They were all really friendly, so this gave the whole place a great vibe.
If you come on the weekend see if you can convince any of the staff to take you on a pub crawl :)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I've been traveling solo through the UK for a while now and I must say this is one of the best hostels I have stayed in yet. The staff are all super friendly, the very small issue I had was sorted out super fast and the showers are hot and spacious. They have a kitchen which is super convenient and it's cleaned regularly ! Amazing location and a very social atmosphere makes this an awesome place to stay !

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

There for a couple of days waiting to move to a new job. Sociable and friendly staff, great mix of nationalities and some great extras e.g. free tickets to comedy club.

Common area is good and rooms quite quiet.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oxford Backpackers Hostel

Address: 9a Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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