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9A Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, England

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2544 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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It's a typical hostel. On the good side: lovely staff, nice atmosphere, good location and all the facilities offered. On the bad side, breakfast was poor and unorganized. Toilets were alright, they were quite new and average clean. They really focus on making you socialize, so don't worry if you travel alone, you will make friends. Cheers.


Nice big hostel with a bar and a self catering kitchen in the common room. Only downside is the noise going on from Thursday to Saturday night from the very close clubs in the street. The music is clearly audible until 4 am and sometimes wakes you up. Otherwise everything was alright

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


So grotty. My quilt cover was threadbare! The pillow case was clean I could still smell grease on it. It really needs a good clean - by professional cleaners, not reception staff. You can see from the light fitting in the ladies loo that botch jobs by non professionals are acceptable here. Grouting around a light fitting so it doesnt fall out is shabby & shows that the owners are only interested in money rather than welfare and enjoyment of clients. Need 2nd glazing for club noise. Staff v nice


The location is perfect ! really close to the train station and city center ! the beds are also very comfy and the staff very nice !

  • 5th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staffs were pretty nice! We didn't stay long but we enjoyed ourselves. Thanks!


just three shower for all that people seems really too few, and personally I think is crazy that after 10:30 the bathroom is closed for cleaning, but everything else was really fine.


The staff was extremely helpful and nice. In terms of facilities, I got what I expected, they're enough for a basic stay, my only major complaint would be that there was only one power outlet in a room for 4 people. It may be supporting their wifi motto of socializing, however, in the age when everyone has at least three appliances that work on electricity, this is quite a necessity.


Very easy to locate the place, really near to train station and bus terminal.

  • 25th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


A very warm place with a great atmosphere in the common room. Staff and people really friendly


Comfortable place to stay in the heart of Oxford. Cheap, staff nice and helpful. Will come back!


very noisy


Really good hostel. Nothing bad about it, but the club next door may be loud... Common area is good for meeting people, and kitchen has good facilities.


I thought that the rooms were quite dirty. I was very worried for my personal belongings the whole time. You have to pay if you want to protect your belongings.


Very nice crew with a welcoming atmosphere. Its also the cheapest in the city so its a must if you dont find a couchsurfer host

  • 11th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Someone stole a very important jacket from my room. The place was allright but music in the common room was loud. We had a room just next to a pub with very loud music all night.


Everything was great. The staff is very friendly, and willing to help you in any thing you ask for. Just one thing:if you valoue bathroom privacy you probably will not get much, for there's only one women's bathroom, with 3 toilets and 3 showers.

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