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9A Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, England

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2299 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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The staff was friendly. The room was crammed and hot. The location was great, a walkable distance from everything.


toilets and showers very dirty every


I stayed here because the other hostel near by (which I stayed at the two night prior) was fully booked and I had to stay in Oxford for an extra night. The location is great, but I found the staff at times quite entitled and arrogant. In particular a male staff member who I heard commenting about female guests appearances and that he hoped to "score" with one in particular. I'm not at all prudish but it so cringe worthy and inappropriate.


Pros - Good location, functional amenities, standard breakfast no frills, all in all good place to stay, value for money. Cons - Not the cleanest hostel, and only 1 set of washrooms for the entire hostel


Quite dirty and cramped. Party/drunk atmosphere which is uncomfortable if you are not into it. It is forced upon you and very much in your face. Bathrooms (showers and toilets) were quite dirty, only three of each for the women's toilets. The bunk beds in the rooms were small, uncomfortable and the bedding was some weird children's set. Felt unclean. Lockers were quite crappy, wouldn't hold if someone wanted to steal your things. Floor in rooms was sticky. Breakfast was bare minimum.


Ok hostel. Nothing great but nothing bad. FYI: You are charged if you want to use our credit card! If you don't want the charge make sure you have cash! And only one bathroom that is closed at 10:30am until they finish cleaning it.


Overall this was not a great experience: the hostel itself wasn't clean, the dorms were so tiny and cramped, and worst of all the hostel staff were pretty awful. There was a guy who arrived at 7.50am and just wanted to put his bag in storage so he could catch his train. The receptionist girl told him that it didn't open until 8am (despite her sitting at the desk) and told him the same at 7.57am that she would open at 8. The poor guy just wanted to store his bag!! Would not recommend!


Good location for access to the city centre, but the facilities were not spectacular. Rooms were dirty and I was bitten by insects the entire time. Common room doesn't have much space considering the number of people there


Had a great atmosphere and good facilities in a good location. Everything you would expect from a good hostel. Breakfast was good and plentiful as was the Wifi. All in all I had no complaints and would definitely recommend.


Well located, has a nice kitchen and lockers in the rooms; sometimes can be overcrowded but is ok for short stays.


If you want a good night's sleep this hostel is the best - guests are not allowed in the corridors after 10.30pm and there are heavy double doors between the corridors and the lounge. So, those guests who want to stay up all night talking can do so in the lounge without disturbing the sleep of room-mates. The lounge is big and comfy (very hot though), there is a pool table and vending machines. My room was spacious enough. The bathroom were clean. You do have to pay a fee for paying with a card.

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