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

78.2% Overall Rating

523 out of 664 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/08/2015)

"I liked that the sleeping rooms were separated from the communal areas - it kept the noise down!"

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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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78.2%

Overall Rating

523 out of 664 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Oxford backpackers'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
73.6%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
88.0%
Value
71.2%
Safety
75.2%
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65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Ignacio Carral

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2015

Liked: The staff was realm friendly and the breakfast was great.

Disliked: The hostel was unclean and the wifi didn't work well.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that the sleeping rooms were separated from the communal areas - it kept the noise down!

Disliked: It is great that they offer an iron for guests to use - but it was in nasty shape and ruined my clothes.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Fionnuala Flynn

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 August 2015

Liked: Friendly people, good location. Good kitchen facilities

Disliked: Dirty, smelly, breakfast very basic...should have more than one kettle. Could not sleep...very noisy.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2015

Liked: Close to the train station and town.

Disliked: The place was kind of dark and the staff seemed more interested in themselves than including guests in various activities. You can't drink in the hostel while the bar is open.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

27 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There was much to like - a frenetic, crazy vibe which I did not exactly take part of but enjoyed nevertheless. Staff were efficient and friendly. Loos and showers were clean - no small thing in such a busy place.

Disliked: It is smack in the middle of noisy nightclubs, just like the other private hostel, Central Backpackers, in Oxford. There used to be a hostel further from town. Having said that, probably half the people in the hostel went out clubbing so for them it was evidently the perfect location.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Paulina Holzhäuser

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2015 Paulina would recommend this property

Liked: Pub crawl, Common Rom, friendly Staffel, Good atmosphere, Different activities from hostel

Disliked: Dirty Tables,

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Catherine dee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 March 2015 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: Nice common area and kitchen, as well as a really good laundry service.

Disliked: Rooms were tiny. I stayed in a 10 bed dorm and just had to stuff bags under the bed. Showers were so cold but they were having problems with their water heater that week.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Tom Howes

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2014 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely nice staff

Disliked: Noise from the street and light through the thin curtain

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I found the beds very comfy. They had hot water when I showered and even free towels.

Disliked: I found it a little dingy...

34.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

03 September 2014

Liked: Location was fine, atmosphere ok

Disliked: Toilets were disgusting, rooms stuffy and cramped could hardly move if another guest was on the floor space between the beds. The toilet cleaning time meant often had to wait for showering 11am is a stupid time to clean. What the cleaners did is beyond me also, the toilets and showers were foul.

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

Jackie Manders

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 August 2014 Jackie would recommend this property

Liked: Location, the staff were helpful and friendly.

Disliked: The stairs! They're steep and concrete, I tripped up them with my big bag on, then later fell down them. Be careful!

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

18 July 2014

Liked: Price

Disliked: The dorms are to full!!! People's gear all over the floor (H&S... TRIP HAZARD!!) MORE IN THE NIGHT WHEN LIGHTS ARE OFF..

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

HYUNG WOO KIM

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 July 2014 HYUNG WOO would recommend this property

Liked: This is a proper place for real backpackers who enjoy their travel. I love its hot water facility and common room. I would darely like to recommend travelers who explore one of the oldest cities in Britain.

Disliked: My room door lock didn't work. However, it's OK, if we trust each other.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very local, good value for money

Disliked: The codelock on the door into the room was difficult to make work

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Arnaud Mayor

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 April 2014 Arnaud would recommend this property

Liked: great place, proper backpackers

Disliked: Arnaud left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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....

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