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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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Oxford Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.
Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

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 7.5

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 6.3

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2020
    I did go unfortunately. Thanks
    Morocco, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    17 Dec 2019
    A minute away from train station, just leave and you'll see in the main road, staff are kind and helpful. They provide free lockers and breakfast as well (cereals, jam, butter, basic juice and coffee) and in the other hand workers are cleaning the hostel early in the morning nevertheless in the room where I stayed once into there appears a disgusting smell like humidity, rubbish or... I am not able to explain it however linen was tidy but when you open the door you're receiving that smell.
    Spain, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    14 Jan 2020
    Perfect Location, just a couple of blocks from tran and bus stations, and close to all kind of shops and main atractios of town. They provide all facilities you can need during your trip, but I think the room is quite small for so many beds, it can feel very crowded, still an excellent choice for Oxford, great value for money.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    01 Feb 2020
    Pretty decent breakfast (instant coffee, milk, cereals, bread and jam). Great common area with a bar. My room was too crowded, so not enough space for backpacks. I went only with an small bag that I put in a locker (I had my own security lock). Close to train station and city centre.
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    28 Feb 2020
    The room had no ventilation so it smelled really bad and makes hard to breathe. The WC was so far away from the room.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    30 Jan 2020
    When I first arrived there I was a little worried but it ended up being a decent place to spend the night
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    20 Mar 2020
    For £13/night, I guess you do get what you paid for. With the other rooms going for £20, that's getting very steep for the quality of the beds, how packed they are & how pitiful the pillows are Furthermore, during this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the staff allowed large groups of people to party and drink together throughout Fri/Sat/Sun nights, only being able to stay away from them by hiding in the corner Also, one oven was broken & the other took over 30 mins to get hotter than 100°
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    30 Jan 2020
    Only good if you arrive late at night and leave early the day after. The rooms are packed beyond reasonable, with the consequence that there's always bad smell and no place at all to put your stuff. Next door there's a club keeping loud music all night and the bed and pillow provided are pretty uncomfortable.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    08 Jan 2020
    Wouldn't recommend - was put in an all-male room as a single female which apparently happens "all the time". They did move me to a different room with more beds, but this room smelt bad and had a radiator turned up to full blast which made it super uncomfortable at night time. Room door was left unlocked most of the time. The staff were hardly friendly and there was a lot of long-term guests there which created a weird vibe. Location was the only positive.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    28 Feb 2020
    Had an issue with our deposit money they lost it and almost didn’t give us the correct amount back. The Restroom wasn’t clean and staff wasn’t the best.
    USA, 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