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Oxford backpackers

Hostel | 9a Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, England OX12EW

77.9% Overall Rating

526 out of 669 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/09/2015)

Grace Francis thinks…

"The staff were super friendly and helpful, and I met lots of great people. It was really convenient to the train station and to all the places I needed to visit during my trip."

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Only bookings for 4 people or less will be accepted by this hostel. A booking for more than 4 people will be cancelled and the 10% deposit will not be refunded.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Oxford?

Contact us directly

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Oxford Backpackers is still the biggest and best independent backpackers hostel in Oxford catering for young international travelers. We have been providing the best value, friendly, fun, clean and safe accommodation in Oxford, and it remains our mission to continue to provide this. No membership fees needed to stay with us, and we won’t charge you for every little thing!
Please note there is a 48 hour cancellation policy, and for bookings over 7 days 5 days notice.
Should you cancel without 48 hours notification or not show then the full amount of the first night stay will be debited from the given credit card** Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

14 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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18 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


About Oxford backpackers

We are the only Independent Backpackers Hostel in Oxford with its own fully licensed on site Bar, FREE wifi and FREE breakfast! Ideally located - It really is just a 3 minute walk to both the bus and train stationl!

** FREE 24/7 WIFI!! **
** FREE LOCKERS (you need your own lock)**

Because Oxford Backpackers is located right in the centre, 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, theatres, and other entertainment.

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

•Reception is open from 08:00 until 23:30. If you are arriving outside of this time please email on oxford@hostels.co.uk
•ID required on check-in - Passport, driving license or country ID card only – not student cards please
•Must be over the age of 18
•If you want to make a Group Booking of 5 people and more you must email us to make the booking
•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.
•Should you cancel with 48 hours notice prior to arrival of the booking, nothing will be charged to the given credit card
•Should you cancel without 48 hours notification or not show then the full amount of the first night 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.

Accommodation Information

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!
Lots of power sockets in each room
Free lockers
Free towels
Free hair dryer use
Pool table
Snack and drink machines
Phone, printing and fax 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.

Looking to stay longer? We can help you find jobs in Oxford with connections with local recruitment agencies. We often have jobs here in the hostel too so just ask us or look on our website. And if you do feel tempted to stay longer, ask about our weekly rates.
Please note there is a 48 hour cancellation policy, and for bookings over 7 days 5 days notice.

Location Information

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 £12 to £15 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.

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