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Oxford Backpackers Hostel Reviews

9A Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, England

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78%

Rating
2423 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Dirty smellimg dirty toilets Disgusting


54%

This hostel felt very dodgy, especially since while I was checking in the guy at reception had to kick out a homeless man who kept sneaking in. However the staff were nice. The room was boiling hot (the radiator was on and staff refused to turn it off), and the mattresses were rock hard. The walls are super thin, the club up the road was very noisy, there were only 3 showers in the hostel for women, no bench space, and the wifi did not work on my iPhone. Too expensive for what you got.

  • 29th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


31%

This place is disgusting and during the hottest days of the year they couldn't get the radiators off even after being asked multiple times. The hostel smells, needs thoroughly cleaned - mounds of hair everywhere and the beds are dreadfully uncomfortable. It was a waste of money staying here and I cut my visit short so I could leave.


74%

The bathroom has a lack regarding the changing area,should have more space to change. Another thing is that there could be more plugs in the rooms,especially beside the beds

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Need more staff at busy times such as check in and check out :) rooms were nice but could use thicker curtains for early morning sunshine!


91%

The atmosphere and vibe in the common room was excellent, especially in the evenings, and the staff are very welcoming of backpackers into their community within the hostel


83%

Improve on the Wifi connectivity Be more flexible especially on the timings of opening the kitchen to cater for those who have to leave early.


80%

Clean and friendly, beds were comfy and kitchen well equipped. Rooms could be improved with power points for each bed, larger lockers and more ventilation on warm days. Location very close and convenient for bus and railway stations.


54%

When looking to stay at this hostel, we were attracted by its claims to be one of the more/most social hostels in the area. I've been to hostels that claim to be social and hostels that don't and the mood of the place can be anywhere from lively to dull, but never have I been in a hostel where the reception staff have been more unethusiastic, inattentive and so awkward that they actually brought the whole mood of the place down. Really need to hire some more enthusiastic staff.


60%

Crappy wifi, guys constantly trying to get you to party, loud people usually drunk...


80%

The staff by the name of Andrew was really friendly and accommodating. Even when I had arrived very early in the morning, he had welcomed me and even invited me to join the morning breakfast. Everyone was like one big happy family. They had regular Wednesday night pool competition which was happening. It was certainly better than the other backpackers joint in Oxford. Highly recommended.

  • 17th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Did the job, very hot though

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

If there is a shelf in bathroom to let us put our things for washing faces on would be lovely.


91%

Really impressed with the level and amount of help when one of our group had lost his phone. Thanks so much guys!

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Great place for a cheap bed with a good location! Wifi was a hit and miss - kept losing connection on and off - and some of the staff could be friendlier.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

Probably a great hostel if you are looking for a party place. It has its own bar and communal area. The facilities were relatively clean and the staff were great. However, we were placed in a room right above the street on a hot night with the radiator stuck on, and the only protection from the street light right beside the window was a flimsy curtain. Cheap and cheerful, but up to you if that's what you're after.


100%

Excellent quality.

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


34%

Extremely slow internet. Incompetent staff, tried to have hostel do laundry overnight, ended up missing my train in the morning because they 'forgot'. Otherwise, a dingy dirty place.


86%

It's located close to train station and very close to downtown. Staff is helpful and the facilities are ok. There's a pub crawl and a good bar in the hostel.


97%

Great atmosphere and security. It was also in a good location and the staff was great.


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