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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.

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Oxford Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
7.4
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant 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

Overview

Oxford Backpackers Hostel is run by backpackers, so we know a thing or two about what's important. (That's free food, lots of fun and fantastic staff!) Our beach-themed bar serves drinks late into the night, and if you take partying seriously, great news – we'll get you free entry into some of Oxford's clubs. Sore heads the next morning are easily fixed with our free buffet breakfast. We have a common room where you can watch movies or make some new mates with a few games of pool (all levels welcome!).

Location

We're easy to reach from the bus and train stations – both are 4 minutes' walk away. The coach from London Heathrow Airport takes 80 minutes and drops you 3 minutes from the hostel. From London Gatwick Airport, it takes two and a half hours. We're bang in the centre of Oxford – ideal for exploring the colleges or checking out curiosities in the Pitt Rivers Museum, a 15-minute stroll from us. Afterwards, sip a pint in one of the town's medieval stone-walled pubs.

Rooms and Dorms

Our mixed dorms sleep between four and 14, so you'll be sure to meet some new friends. Opt for a female-only dorm if you prefer, but either way you'll get fresh sheets and clean towels to use in the shared bathrooms. Give us a shout if you need to borrow a hairdryer too. For your peace of mind, dorms are accessed by key-card and you can secure your gear in a locker.

Extras and activities

Pick up a free city map from reception – and use the free Wi-Fi so you can track down the best Harry Potter film locations before heading out. When you're back, our roomy kitchen is the place to make dinner or grab a hot drink. After you've checked out, feel free to leave your backpack in our luggage storage so you're not weighed down on your last day – grab some travel snacks from our vending machine before you go, too!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 6.4

  • Facilities 6.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jul 2019
    Lovely hostel, great staff, clean bathrooms and a nice (standard European) breakfast :) good location near the train station and Oxford University, would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Aug 2019
    Definitely budget friendly, it's a proper backpacker hostel just like its name says. 6 mins away from the train station along with many buses which I found really useful. Way too chill staff, both in good and bad ways. Had to wait for 15 mins to complete my check out which is highlighted to be done with a colleague as they demand the linens that you use and the name tag etc, however none of the staff approached as they were enjoying their breakfast with the other guests and chatting.
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Jul 2019
    I wasn't impressed. This whole place needed a good deep clean and a lot of work around the edges. The bathroom always smelled like sewer gas, and the place was missing a lot of amenities (like reading lights) the dorms. There was a party atmosphere in the common room which left nowhere quiet to read. This place just wasn't for me. I also didn't like that the kitchen closed which meant that you couldn't make tea at night or get a glass of water. It seemed pretty arbitrary to close it.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9

    Good

    13 Jul 2019
    The best part of this hostel was, the staff let us in when we arrived early.. this never happened anywhere else. They were very stringent in letting us in early. But rooms are really crammed. Atmosphere is very low on energy, also they close kitchen at 11 pm, so if cannot get any water or utensils if you are late or forget to fill your bottles for the night.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6

    Good

    10 Aug 2019
    There were a few old men in our room and the beds barely fit, let alone our luggage. Staff was rude and passive aggressive. “Complimentary breakfast” was just toast and cereal.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4

    Rating

    27 Jul 2019
    I have stayed in countless hostels all over Europe, and this was the most disappointing experience. The bed was much too small, the showers were in desperate need of updating, and the common area could use a good cleaning. The staff, although friendly, was largely ineffective and seemed more intent on the socializing element of hosteling than providing service to guests.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 5.1

    Rating

    22 Jul 2019
    Probably best to find somewhere else
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9

    Rating

    24 Jul 2019
    There really was no atmosphere in this place because the staff didn’t really organize anything and there where numerous older and younger folks staying permanently. The room was super cramped and only had plugs in the middle and not at your bed. The hostel had likely 30 beds for guys but only 3 toilets and 4 shower that were semi-falling apart. The common area had many sticky tables and people working there. Door had complicated passcodes but were either always open or didn’t shut properly.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0

    Rating

    08 Aug 2019
    Good for one night no longer as is so busy all the time No one was able to give me information about transportation because they don't know Oxford I thought was a bit bad for hospitality. Good location and nice breakfast
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 3.1

    Rating

    31 Jul 2019
    I had my stay for four days and the staff not only where looking at me with mean look and arrogant attitude but also the manager of the place. They made me 18£ just because I stood three hours waiting for the reception to open while another staff told that I slept there witch wasn't the case and it could/can be seen on the cameras! A few minutes before I had to check out they had three people come to my sleeping doorm to take me out of the room while they knew I was awake and taking my stuff out
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table


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