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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Oxford Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Travelling alone? Do you like to meet other people?
Why not join us at Oxfords most social hostel.
Thanks to our amazing guests and their feedback, we now have a newly renovated common room with a guest friendly reception and beach bar.
Run by backpackers for backpackers!

-free breakfast,free internet, free WiFi, free towel, free map, free lockers,free luggage storage for guests, free entry to clubs

**official id required (no student ids), and 5 Gbps security deposit at check-in**

Oxford backpackers is still the biggest and friendliest independent backpackers hostel in oxford catering for young international travellers and providing the best value, friendly, fun, clean and safe environment and accommodation in oxford.

Ideally located - It really is just a 3 minute walk to both the bus and train station!

Oxford Backpackers is located right in the center, we are next to all the bars, clubs and restaurants in Oxford. Being so close to everything means that you are within easy walking distance to all of Oxford's amazing architecture, world famous universities, Harry Potter film locations!, canals, theaters, and other entertainment.

We are equipped with:
Free 24 hour WiFi access
Fully stocked and rocking late night bar
Large fully equipped self catering kitchen
Cheap laundry service we wash and dry for you!
Free lockers
Free towels
Free hair dryer use
Pool table
Snack and drink machines
Printing service
There is no lockouts or curfew either - you have 24/7 access with safe, secure keypad entry from outside and on each dorm room
Also 2.5m BIG SCREEN, providing entertainment for organized movie nights and anything else you might request .

Looking to stay longer? The maximum booking is only 7 days, but if you inquire about long term accommodation we may be able to help depending on availability. We often have jobs right here in the hostel too so just ask us in reception or look on our website.

Oxford is well serviced by train and coach from London and is a great location to base yourself to see the Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace, and Bicester Village Shopping Centre. The Oxford Tube bus company leaves London every 12 minutes and costs 11 to 14 return, Megabus is 1 when booked in advance on the internet. If you want to take the train, it is only 1 hour to Oxford, leaving from Paddington Station and will cost approx 23 return.

The important stuff, please read it!....

Reception is open from 07:00 until 23:00. If you are arriving outside of this time please email us
Check-in from 13.30pm/Check-out until 10:30am
ID required on check-in - Passport, driving license or country ID card only not student cards please
*NO UNDER 18 years old*
We don`t allow group bookings to be made online. Any booking for 5 or more, must contact the hostel directly to make the booking. Any online multi-bookings for 5 or more will be cancelled and any deposit paid wil be forfeit.
We do not accept stag parties or any group that may cause other guests to feel uncomfortable or unsafe. We reserve the right to ask any group to leave at any stage through the duration of the reservation if other guests are made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe by the groups behavior.
Cancellation Policy:
Should you cancel with 48 hours notice from check-in time 13H30, nothing will be charged to the given credit card.
Should you cancel without 48 hours from check-in time, or not show then the full amount of 2 nights stay will be debited from the given credit card
Please note for bookings over 7 days we need 5 days notice to any cancellations or amendments to the booking, or the full amount will be taken from the given card details.
We reserve the right to charge for the first night within 48 hours of arrival. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 6.9

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 May 2019
    Friendly staff. Well nourishing breakfast offered. Good showers. Excellent behaviour of travellers as well.
    South Africa, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    20 May 2019
    Clean and nice! Toilets are big with hot water. Lounge area is nice and great to hang. Beds are clean and don’t smell. Individual lockers avail in the room. Great location, near a pretty bridge! Value for money.
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 May 2019
    Loved my stay at Oxford backpackers. They were very accommodating, wifi was great, kitchen was fantastic, free breaky always good and the staff were very helpful and kind. Everything you needed in rooms too. Highly recommend!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 May 2019
    It’s very close to the bus station, staff is really helpful and toilets/showers are very nice.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 May 2019
    The location is perfect: literally 2 minutes from the train station and five from Broad Street. The pillows were very flat but other than that facilities up to standard. Great breakfast served every morning. Recommend!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 May 2019
    Great location! Absolutely love that there’s a full kitchen available so you’re able to cook rather than eating out everyday. Staff were friendly and laundry is cheap however, staff does the laundry and it’s typically busy when it comes to laundry so ask in advance.
    Dominican Republic, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    17 May 2019
    The hostel is good value and great location and staff were helpful. The facilities are very dated though and a lot of the people staying their seemed pretty out of it and started drinking in the morning already. The Oxford Backpackers on the other side of the road was a lot nicer.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    14 May 2019
    The location is the best part of it; everything is walking distance. However, it wasn’t very clean, the rooms were very small, and the atmosphere wasn’t friendly.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    06 May 2019
    It’s an ok place but the bar is only open 3 days a week and it doesn’t say anywhere. It also feels kinda dirty.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    17 May 2019
    During my stay, a loud verbal slanging match between two members of staff - one male/one female - occurred in which I expected blows to take place such was the intensity of their argument. One of the (Spanish) female workers engaged in the slanging match previously described appeared to be more interested in socializing with friends than attending to guests needs. The decor of the hostel is old and crumbling and the floors and surfaces dirty. "Breakfast" was *very* basic as was the dorm.
    England, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table