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

76.5% Overall Rating

510 out of 646 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/12/2013)

Jiuhui Su thinks…

"The staff are really nice and location is very good. Not far from the railway station and is on the edge of University. Quite easy to find and has many restaurants & pubs around. Breakfast is not bad…"

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Facilities

  • 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.

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76.5%

Overall Rating

510 out of 646 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Oxford backpackers'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
82.4%
Value
68.8%
Safety
76.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and clean facilities

Disliked: You

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

TsaiWei Yang

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2014 TsaiWei would recommend this property

Liked: Great experience, good hostel, nice staff

Disliked: There's nothing I don't like, everything was great

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

09 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy bed, lovely and helpful staff, very safe.

Disliked: The shower was freezing!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

08 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, big common room, friendly staff.

Disliked: There was only cold water in the showers.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Cláudia Ferreira

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2014

Liked: The other guests

Disliked: Almost everything

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

graeme hague

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2014 graeme would recommend this property

Liked: clean lovely

Disliked: size

80.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Liliana Maria Maiola

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2014 Liliana Maria would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Problems again with the heating all over the rooms, bathrooms and common room.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Jiuhui Su

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

22 December 2013 Jiuhui would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are really nice and location is very good. Not far from the railway station and is on the edge of University. Quite easy to find and has many restaurants & pubs around. Breakfast is not bad including cereals, toast, milk, biscuits,jam, peanut butter, basic but nice. One detail is that the lodge serves us with the sun pat peanut butter which is relatively more expensive compared to other brands haha:)

Disliked: It doesn't seem to be very clean anyway and the public bathroom is quite narrow.

71.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2013

Liked: the location

Disliked: the noise in the evening - it was past 11 p.m. and the music in the common room was shaking the whole floor, people were speaking loudly in the corridors even later, the breakfast was quite poor

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

brian doherty

Alone

Business / conference

13 November 2013

Liked: pool table

Disliked: manger moved me to a room due to a booking problem and insisted (by email in writing) it would be the same price as i asked him and had originally booked. when I got there to check in the receptionist asked for more money and made such a big deal that i didnt have a choice. called for the manager at the time (Andrew Werner wrote me the email) and he told me the same. stayed whilst there was a big conference in town and had no where else to stay. was rude and unprofessional. heard many complaints (lack of hot water,bad internet) whilst there by other guests. Have luckily travelled around the world a lot and stayed in many hostels but would avoid this establishment. It wasnt the money but the principle. treat your guests with more respect and stick to your word. if owners or management want to get in touch please do so-you have my details....

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good. It was near to city centre.

Disliked: The staff was usually busy, so I had to wait for some cases. And they didn't sort things out in order. A male staff used to play with a female staff dangerously in the kitchen.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, good vibe, very clean, good kitchen. Preferred this hostel to the other hostel I stayed in in oxford

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly staff, very helpful, inviting and all had beautiful eyes. Location was great, facilities were well equipped and had a nice atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 October 2013

Liked: It was cheap for the location and the staffs are ok

Disliked: It si not clean, rooms are verry small and overcroweded.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff here are fantastic and there's a really chilled out atmosphere. This was my first time staying in a youth hostel and initially I had worries about staying in an 18 bed mixed dorm but the room I stayed in was separated off into different parts, so in reality it was only six people in my room, not 18. This was good.

Disliked: I couldn't connect to the WiFi in my room (Room 11) which was a little frustrating. My pillow wasn't very comfortable - had a stiff neck in the morning.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

17 September 2013

Liked: It is cheap. There computers with free internet as well as Wi-Fi.

Disliked: Slow check-in. A bit noisy.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

15 September 2013

Liked: Firm mattresses and hot showers.

Disliked: Card fees and deposit fees, no lockers or anywhere to hand clothes in the room, no enforcement of the noise curfew, loud rap music blaring in the common room until past midnight, very few plug sockets and none in the room, open windows in freezing weather and broken radiators, communal bathrooms that aren't serviced enough (they run out of loo roll by evening), the policy of exchanging your deposit for your linens means being woken up before 6:30am by people moving around beds and furniture to do it and

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really friendly and attentive.

Disliked: The rooms were a bit cramped and hard to maneuver, particularly in the dark.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Oxford backpackers had a very nice and friendly atmosphere. We stayed in a room with many people, meaning it was rather tight and there would always be someone snoring a little etc. However this is not a problem if one brings earplugs, and everyone were very respectful. Because many seemed to stay at the hostel over a longer period here were good routines. Oxford backpackers is a little bit like a collective living.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lounge areas, not very creaky beds

Disliked: the rooms and bathroom were all quite warm

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

16 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very close at the station and it was in the centre which was great. Also very great that you meet a lot of people in the hostle from other countries.

Disliked: Furniture were not very good anymore. specially the couch.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ellyn Heald

Alone

Visiting friends or family

10 July 2013 Ellyn would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely friendly staff; comfortable, clean beds, and they were playing The Lumineers in the morning - couldn't have been more pleasant if I wanted it to be!

Disliked: N/A

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Evelien van Dooren

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2013 Evelien would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very helpfull and you could leave your bags there without extra charge, even the day after I stayed there. Good rooms, comfortable beds

Disliked: very unclean, lots of noise late at night (it is also located just next to a nightclub), lots of noise in the morning, the codes to enter were also very difficult (I'd prefer a key) and the breakfast was messy

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Pablo Astudillo

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 June 2013 Pablo would recommend this property

Liked: really good value for the money. It was what I was expecting. The receptionist were really friendly and helpful, and the location is really good. The cleanliness it was good (mostly because there were not much people staying).

Disliked: Pablo left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Tiago Pitchon Sampaio

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2013 Tiago would recommend this property

Liked: The place is well located.

Disliked: There was only 4 eletric plugs in a dorm for 14 people. The lockers are small.


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