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Oxford Backpackers Hostel Reviews

9A Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, England

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76%

Rating
2204 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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71%

If you are looking for a Menninger type hostel this is not for you. You have to realise it's a backpackers hostel. People have been living there for months because they are either enrolled in Uni and don't have any room in student dorms or working somewhere near by and it's one of the cheapest option available. Staff was really helpful. The only problem I had was with the number of toilets and their hygiene. Maybe hostel would like to work on it.


80%

Has a bar but you can drink your own stuff when it's not open. No partition in the showers means a damp towel. Bicycle park 1 block away seems to tolerate several motorbikes. Tv is always going. Kitchen is great. Wifi works good. Breakfast is good.


86%

I really liked staying at the hostel. I just think the bathroom could be a little cleaner. That is my only critic to the hostel. All the rest was great!

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

The staff served their customers as if it were their routine job. The overall lighting of the dormitory is too darkk, which is quite uncomfortable. The colors of walls inside the rooms are wierd. The vending machine does not work. The lounge feels crowdy.


97%

Staff were friendly and helpful. Hostel has a kitchen which is fantastic, and they even took me out on a pub crawl Friday ! Great place


40%

The facilities, kitchen and bathrooms were very dirty, sometimos to a point of disgusting. I do not recommend staying here. Theres only 1 member of staff who does everything and is not able to manage and keep minimum cleanliness. There are four showers for the whole hostel, so queuing took 30 minutes to get a shower. Do not stay here unless an emergency.

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Atmosphere was pretty average. Staff did bit seem motivated and were not very helpful as a result. Kitchen was like a sauna. No fridge space WHATSOEVER! Pretty average overall


37%

The staff were extremely rude and unorganised. The bathroom was not clean, a once day cleaning is obviously not adequate. Only one working plug in the room for 6 people. My designated bed was not ready, i waited over half an hour for the staff to decide what to do, and bring me fresh laundry, of which the staff member never returned after waiting 20 mins so i had to strip another unused bed in the room and do it myself and then went and told the member of staff who was gossiping away.


77%

It was in a great area of town, very accessible and the staff were friendly and helpful.


97%

Best hostel in Oxford--the staff are friendly & helpful, there's never a long wait to hop in the shower, and the dorms are always super quiet at night.

  • 15th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Best hostel I've been to! Keep it up guys, looking forward to come back!

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Great location. The rooms are really hot though and it doesn't help that there are thicker blankets on the bed.

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

Staff were extremely unfriendly and unhelpful.

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Very close to the station, personel was kind and helpful, very big living room (you dont need to fight for a space to eat or sit at least i didnt). I will recomend it to my fiends if they need to stay in oxford!


51%

When it to my bed the was someone's stuff on it. I told the staff, they said the previous person must have forgotten it, even though it included their backpack and cell phone. I asked for a different bed incase the bed was double booked and they said no. I was then woken up in the middle of the night by a man claiming I was in their bed. We both had the same bunk written on the paper. The staff women from Italy was amazing, and the women she worked with that night. Everyone else was rude.


86%

The great atmosphere and staff turned my two night visit into a nine night visit. The facilities are adequate, clean and functional. Oxford Backpackers is the best hostel, that I have stayed at, in terms of atmosphere, the helpfulness of the staff and community feel of the hostel. The staff went out of their way to organise and join the guests on activities throughout town; I was even accompanied by a staff member (on their day off) on a day trip of London. The staff are the key to the hostel.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

The showerheads were really nasty. They had not been cleaned in a really long time. Otherwise the rest of the stay was pleasant.


80%

A great place to meet people! Location is perfect when arriving by train and quite close to the city centre


77%

The place was nice, big common area with lots of space. Breakfast was decent. Parking, well, be prepared to pay 2-3 times your room rate to park. The nearest parking lot was 34 pounds/ day. There was one farther off in the opposite direction of the city center that might have been cheaper. staff was friendly enough and answered my questions


83%

Room felt crowded and was very stuffy. Breakfast was great and staff was friendly. Would stay again in the future.


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