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YHA Oxford

2a Botley Rd, Oxford, OX2OAB, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 84%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 69%
Location 89%
Security 91%
Service 85%
Comfort 75%
Green rating 78%

Centrally located in the celebrated university city, this modern purpose-built hostel offers amazing value and plenty of great facilities.

  • Dorm
    From $23.79
  • Private
    From $59.48
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Oxford Hostel

Hostel Oxford

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Set up base right in the heart of the lively and historical city of Oxford with this modern, centrally located hostel. YHA Oxford is in a purpose-built property next to the train station, ideal for a cheap city break or weekend away.

Enjoy great food in the licensed restaurant or relax in the sunny garden with English tea and cake from the café bar. All rooms have en-suite showers and toilets, and facilities include TV lounges, library, Internet access, laundry and discounted open tour bus tickets are on sale at reception.

Visit all the famous Oxford colleges, the Ashmolean Museum, take a trip to Blenheim Palace, venture out into the city and take a walking tour, glide past the famous botanical gardens and through Christ Church College Meadows, and in the spring/summer take advantage of the fantastic traditional punting experience down the River Cherwell.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719131

Fax. +44 345 3719132

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Ashmolean Museum (500m to 1km)
  • Blenheim Palace (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



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Avatar for Manuel


Sat 28 Oct 2017

Terrific stay and value


Avatar for Mitch


Wed 13 Sep 2017

Thanks for rating the hostel so highly. We're really pleased you had a good stay and we hope that you'll be back for another visit in the future.

Manager avatar

YHA Oxford Hostel,

Fri 15 Sep 2017

I stay in HI hostels quite a bit and would rate this one as average. Nothing wrong with it, and the lobby is quite a nice place to sit, but the building and location are not as pretty as some other HI hostels. Self-catering kitchen gets really busy at times.


Avatar for Helen


Thu 07 Sep 2017

Thanks for your feedback after your visit. We hope that you had a great time in Oxford. Sorry to read that you only rated us as average, as obviously the staff team work very hard to provide the best experience and service to all our customers. We were purpose built in 2001, so sadly don't have the wonderful character that some of our locations have, but on the plus side we are lucky to have such a central location in Oxford. The use of the self-catering kitchen is hard to predict. This month it is very quiet and relaxed in there, whilst in August there were a lot of people using it. I hope that this wasn't too inconvenient and I do hope that you'll be back to stay with us another time in the future.

Manager avatar

YHA Oxford Hostel,

Sat 09 Sep 2017

You may have noticed that my overall experience was of a poor quality, while the rest was good. This is because I did not stay at the YHA. I had booked online, and had foolishly assumed that the presented page referred to the following day. It did not; it was referring to a week later, which was of no use to me. Hostelling has changed and not for the better. In order to rake in the dollars you now cater to huge groups, booking well in advance, effectively excluding individuals.


Avatar for Julian


Wed 12 Jul 2017

Dear Julia, We accept groups, families and individuals. We currently have few groups staying but there's always a balance. We are sorry you didn't have the chance to stay at our hostel, we hope you do in the near future. Best wishes, YHA Oxford

Manager avatar

YHA Oxford Hostel,

Fri 14 Jul 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

72km Heathrow. 136km Gatwick. Regular buses (24 hours) run from both airports to Oxford.
400m Gloucester Green Coach Station.
96km Southampton. 128km Portsmouth.
Alternate Transport
500m West of City Centre Along Botley Road A420 At nearby 'Park & Ride - Seacourt' No parking at hostel but drop off bags etc and staff can direct you to the Park and Ride along Botley Rd.
Park & Ride. No parking at hostel.
Leave station and take right on main road.

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