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Hostel | 2a Botley Road, Oxfordshire, Oxford, England OX2 0AB

84.2% Overall Rating

241 out of 259 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/03/2014)

Ruth Gibbs thinks…

"Felt so lucky to have found this place, loved the library and breakfast and bed was many times better than when I youth hostelled as a teen!"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.38

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Please note - All bookings made for more than 16 people will be canceled and your deposit may not be refunded.

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84.2%

Overall Rating

241 out of 259 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Oxford'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
87.2%
Value
84.0%
Safety
84.8%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

21 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Within walking distance from Oxford Town Centre which was brilliant !

Disliked: N/A - a great place to stay so no dislikes

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Ruth Gibbs

Alone

Events / festivals

16 March 2014 Ruth would recommend this property

Liked: Felt so lucky to have found this place, loved the library and breakfast and bed was many times better than when I youth hostelled as a teen!

Disliked: Coffee!!

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

26 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Exceptionally friendly and helpful reception staff. Smile and 'good morning' from room cleaning staff Plenty of lounge and common-room space

Disliked: One or two unexplained banging of doors in our corridor about 3am on the first night. Evening meal menu rather limited in its appeal.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pool table, lounge area

Disliked: Flooded bathrooms, bit of a walk from the centre, expensive

97.1%
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PETER NYAMAI

Alone

Business / conference

17 February 2014 PETER would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is tidy, well organised and great stuff

Disliked: some air-conditioning dont work

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Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was good

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

18 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff, good coffee and milkshake, clean bed, quiet room. Good location, I came and left in the night. Free internet for YHI members.

Disliked: The bathroom could be nicer, it was very wet with no ventilation and no mop available. But not too terrible.

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

Mitchell McCarthy

Alone

Visiting friends or family

27 December 2013 Mitchell would recommend this property

Liked: Very conveniently located (2 minutes from train station). Friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Fairly reasonably priced food and drink available.

Disliked: Had to pay extra for Wi-Fi. Unpleasant smell in bathroom each morning (may have been caused by another guest).

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good clean centrally located. staff were helpful

Disliked: the wifi was practically non existent. u may get some faint signal to connect to the wifi but there is no internet. basically there's no wifi.

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Michael Keen

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 December 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere and very clean. Very modern

Disliked: Initially i was booked into a room, when I climbed the two flights of stairs and got there all the beds were taken. So I went back to down to reception who then put me in another room, but other than that, very good stay.

68.6%
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Peter Inwood

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

15 December 2013

Liked: central location, easy to find

Disliked: incredibly noisy, no towels provided even though there was an en suite shower; VERY steep (dangerous?) step down out of shower

60.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

17 November 2013

Liked: staff, friendly

Disliked: toilets were not clean, sink wasn't clean nor the hand wash dispenser people checked in at 2:30 in the morning(they started making their beds at that time)!

91.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

rhys Hamon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 rhys would recommend this property

Liked: I had a great stay here, it was clean, cheap and the staff were great.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike really except that I am 6'4" tall and the beds were 6'5" long so it was a close fit.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

david villars

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

07 October 2013 david would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, helpful staff. Good bar. Slightly pricey for a hostel. Rooms smelt a bit but other than that, very clean. Would definitely recommend.

Disliked: Only the musty/smelly feet smell in the rooms.

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

G Van Assen

As a family with children

Family Holiday

06 August 2013 G would recommend this property

Liked: the restaurant

Disliked: lot of noice from the drive (trains)

100.0%
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Hsiao-Mei Chiu

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 July 2013 Hsiao-Mei would recommend this property

Liked: room is big and clean.

Disliked: none

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Sarah Hastings

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 July 2013 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Common Lounge was clean and modern Beds were clean and fresh

Disliked: Internet was expensive Bathrooms were a little dirty

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

Angela Dickson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2013

Liked: It was reasonably near all the main tourist attractions.

Disliked: The whole place smelled really strongly of wet towels and mildew. There was a very subdued atmosphere with staff just going through the motions. It is right next to the train track and freight trains were running past all through the night, making the most Godawful noise and actually making the walls shake! Not conducive to a restful night...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

21 June 2013

Liked: Daytime staff really friendly and even gave me free glasses of milk so I could make my meal replacement shake in the mornings. Nice lounge.

Disliked: Very noisy food vans outside and construction noises. The room smelled very bad, like damp and wee and there was no ventalation except to open the mildewed window. The bunkbeds sides are too tall- if you have any movement limitations and get stuck on a top bunk, prepare for discomfort.

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

Elizabeth Durling

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2013 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: attached bathrooms, cute green bedding

Disliked: the showers smelled awful.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the very wlecoming and friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

02 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 24 hr reception with a nice communal areas, very secure, good location. Overall excellent value for money.

Disliked: En suite bathroom had drainage problems and was quite smelly when door was left open.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

14 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: £20 for one night was very cheap compared to other places in Oxford, so I was expecting an extremely basic hostel. However, I was pleasantly surprised: the reception/bar area was warm and welcoming, our room was spacious and comfortable, and showers and bathroom were all well-kept. Would definitely come again.

Disliked: The hostel is a bit outside the town centre (although it only takes about 10-12 mins walk by foot to get to Cornmarket St.)

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

Sui Kwan Morna Li

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 May 2013 Sui Kwan Morna would recommend this property

Liked: Location close to railway station, room is clean & comfortable, staff nice &helpful

Disliked: No Free WIFI

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

06 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and nice clean rooms

Disliked: No iphone chargers available for hire


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