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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
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Oxford Backpackers is the biggest and friendliest independent backpacker hostel in Oxford!

The hostel is located in the heart of the city just 3 minutes from both the Train and Bus Stations.

You can find great pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants nearby, with all of Oxford’s main attractions, famous universities and colleges, world class museums, outstanding architecture as well as Harry Potter film locations, all situated nearby.

Oxford Backpackers is the ideal place for young international travellers wanting to meet like minded people, weekend tourists exploring this historic city and anyone else looking for a conveniently located, fun, clean and safe place to stay while visiting Oxford.

Oxford is well serviced by trains and coaches to and from London and is the place to stay and head to see the Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace, and Bicester Village Shopping Centre.

Oxford Tube coaches run between Oxford and London up to every 20/60 minutes, 24 hours a day and cost just £9 one way or £15 return.
The train from London to Oxford takes just 1 hour, leaving from Paddington Station and will cost around £25 for a return journey.

Looking to stay a bit longer? The maximum booking is only 14 days, but longer term accommodation may be possible dependent on availability at arrival, come speak to us at reception about extending your stay.


•*FREE* Use of computer with internet access
•*FREE * Breakfast
•*FREE * Tea and Coffee
•*FREE * Towel Hire
•*FREE * Iron and Hairdryer to use
•*FREE * Individual lockers (bring your own lock) or hire a key
•Fully Licensed Bar
•Fully equipped, self-catered kitchen
•Laundry Service
•Hot, powerful showers
•Drink and Snack Vending Machines
•Pool Table
•Large TV/Netflix/Sky/Xbox
•Common Area

Important Information:

•24/7 Access with secure coded entry
•Reception open 7:00 to 23:00pm (Please email us if arriving later)
•£5 GBP cash Deposit required at check-in
•Check-in from 13:30 / Check-out by 10:30
•NO UNDER 18’ years old are allowed to stay at the hostel
•Photo-ID required for check-in (Passport, Drivers License, Resident Permit, National ID)
•We reserve the right to ask any group or individual to leave at any point during their stay should their behaviour cause other guests feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
•Groups of 5 or more guests must contact the hostel directly to make a booking. Any multiple reservations made online for the purpose of group bookings will be cancelled and no refund will be issued. To arrange a group booking, please contact us directly via email. We do not accept Stag/Hen Parties or any group that may cause other guests to feel uncomfortable.

Cancellation Policy:

•Should you cancel with more than 48 hours notice of check-in time of 13:30 of arrival date, no charge will be made to the provided credit card.
•Should you cancel with less than 48 hours notice of check-in time of 13:30 of arrival date, or not show up, the full amount of the 1st nights stay will be debited from the credit card provided.
•Any booking of more than 7 days requires a 5 days notice for cancellation or amendment to the booking, or the full amount will be charged to the card detail provided.
•We reserve the right to charge for the first night of any booking within 48 hours of arrival date. View House Rules


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!).


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 7.4

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 6.7

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2019
    I had a great time at Oxford Backpackers. It offers everything you'd expect from a hostel, including breakfast. The staff are a bunch of lovely people that made the evening really fun with cards against humanity and pool.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    I just stayed for one night, but the stay was very comfortable and staff very friendly. All facilities described were available and kept clean. Would go again.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Dec 2019
    I will go there again..
    Lithuania, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    02 Nov 2019
    The location was great, near the coach station. The staff was nice, and the place was clean.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Dec 2019
    Mostly as expected, but the dorm had a damp problem
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Nov 2019
    Nice location, but cramped dormitories. As it is situated on a main road and next to a night club, expect a noisy night.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    22 Nov 2019
    The rooms don't look like the pictures. They are really old and cramped. The window was opened in our room and it was freezing. It was really smelly as well in the hallways and in the room. There were nowhere in the room to charge our phones. However, the bathrooms were alright.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    08 Nov 2019
    Good location between Oxford Station and the city center. Facilities are outdated, rooms and common areas certainly had their last refurbishment in the 1990s, dorms were cold and had only very simple foam 'mattress'. This didn't make rooms cozy at all.Bathroom facilities were okay, though. Overall below what you can expect from hostels in Europe these days, especially for that price.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    07 Dec 2019
    The smell is horrible... It is by far the worst hostel I ever was...
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 4.3


    22 Nov 2019
    What you get is a bed, a small shelf, and a tiny locker in another room. What you don't get is a socket next to your bed or a light, a place for your suitcase, cleanliness... I've stayed in many hostels so far and can tell you that from my experience the things I've just named are pretty standard nowadays. The duvet crunched when touched. Since there's only one socket in the room there were several extensions plugged into each other. I'm not an electrician but I'm quite sure this is not safe.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi