Oxford Backpackers

9a Hythe Bridge St, Oxford, OX1 2EW, United Kingdom
+44 186 572 1761

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Oxford Backpackers - Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Distance to city center 0.4 mi
Location rating 9.6


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bad smell in 26 reviews
beds were clean in 45 reviews
bike shed in 7 reviews
bus station in 61 reviews
charging phones in 8 reviews
city centre in 61 reviews
close to the oxford in 4 reviews
close to the train in 57 reviews
common room in 152 reviews
free breakfast in 104 reviews
good location in 241 reviews
luggage storage in 22 reviews
mixed dorm in 20 reviews
noise all night in 72 reviews
noisy at night in 59 reviews
staff were very friendly in 226 reviews
toilets and showers in 31 reviews
value for money in 45 reviews
wearing ear plugs in 13 reviews
  • Okay
    Aug 2019

    There is effectively unlimited amount muesli with milk available during the breakfast. They are cheapest available non-free accomodation in Oxford.

    It's a quite dirty and stinky place (despite the fact that the stuff does legit work cleaning it everyday). Beds are not the worst I've ever slept on, but generally quite bad. You will feel all movements of the person who sleeps under or above you. Also, they do not inform explicitly that if one pays in advance for several nights, then there is no option to resign from the part of the booking - once you've paid, you won't get any part of your money, even if you'll find your conditions terrible. One night I've returned to the bed I've been staying at, just to find that the stuff has located someone else into it, despite the fact that I've paid for that night for that bed on the earlier day. Such things just should not happen. Also, half of the rooms have windows directed towards loud street nearby, so if you are sensitive to sounds, it may be tough for you.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019

    Staff were very helpful and polite.

  • Good
    Aug 2019

    We stayed in 4 bed mixed dorm. The hostel was walking distance from everything, had wifi, it was hot so they provided a fan in our room, basic breakfast but matchs the price i think, clean bathrooms and good shower. It was totally fine if youll be out and about a lot, if youve stayed in hostels before its as you would expect.

    If they could just laminate a sheet with some General hostel information and put it in the rooms it would be really helpful. For example there is one lot of showers for women and one for men. They get cleaned during the day between 11 and 1. Fair enough it has to be cleaned but its annoying waiting around for the shower. If you had the information you could just plan your day a bit better. The member of staff on reception at the time could not have been more annoyed with me asking when the shower would be available. She really seemed to not want be asked any questions or be interacted with. Apart from that the other staff were great. At one point another member of staff walked into our room looking for a different guest and said we really need to keep the door locked. There was two of us and one was in the toilet so we kept the door on the latch as the rooms have keypads not keys. Thats fair enough if thats what they want too but would be good information to put up in the room just so both the guests and the staff know.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019

    Cheap perfect location

    Staff wasn’t as helpful s other hostels I’ve stayed in

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019

    Staff Is amazing!

    All good!

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With a stay at Oxford Backpackers in Oxford (Oxford City Centre), you'll be a 4-minute walk from Oxford Castle and 7 minutes by foot from Ashmolean Museum. The front desk is staffed during limited hours.




Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

7.2 Good

based on 1,933 reviews









Things to Know

  • Train station is close

Check in

1:30 PM

Check out

10:30 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Laundry service
No smoking
Night club
Pool table
Storage available
Adults only
Pets not allowed
Laundry facilities


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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Worcester College 286 yd
  • Oxford Castle 300 yd
  • Ashmolean Museum 0.3 mi
  • Carfax Tower 0.4 mi
  • Covered Market 0.4 mi
  • Modern Art Oxford 0.4 mi

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