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YHA Oxford

2a Botley Rd, Oxford, OX2OAB, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 88%

From 14 Reviews

Hostel rating (14)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 85%
Location 90%
Security 93%
Service 90%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 82%

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

  • Dorm
    From €23.70
  • Private
    From €117.17
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Oxford Hostel

Hostel Oxford

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


Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44-1865-727275

Fax. +44-1865-251182

Main attractions

Main attractions

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

See the full list of attractions



I don't know what you would do about this, but there was a surplus of doors. Really great location, friendly staff. Would come again.


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Wed 04 May 2016

My room was lingering unpleasant smell. The wifi did not very well, even in the lobby. But the location is great as train station is just next to it.


Avatar for eva


Sat 13 Feb 2016

Thank you for taking the time to comment on the hostel. We're very sorry to hear that the smell wasn't the best in the room on this occasion. Just this month we've had all carpets in bedrooms professionally cleaned to try and eliminate smells and improve cleanliness. We'll continue to do whatever we can to freshen up the rooms. I hope that this didn't spoil your enjoyment of your trip to Oxford.

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Mon 15 Feb 2016

Great value. Located right beside the railway station


Avatar for Christie


Thu 14 Jan 2016

Thank you for posting your comments about our hostel. It's great to hear that you found us to be good value - I hope that we'll see you again in Oxford on another occasion.

Manager avatar


Sat 16 Jan 2016

Podría estar mejor indicado desde la calle. Por otro lado, su cercanía a la estación de tren es práctica, pero hace que haya mucho ruido de trenes incluso durante la noche. Las camas son muy cortas y tienen un piecero que no permite ni siquiera estirar los pies fuera de la cama.


Avatar for Jose


Wed 13 Jan 2016

Mir gefallen eure Räumlichkeiten und wie sie aufgeteilt sind sehr gut. die Zimmer haben eine sehr gute Größe mit dem notwendigen Stauraum. Außerdem ist es sehr praktisch, dass ihr neben dem Bad auf den Zimmern noch weitere Gemeinschafts-WCs und -duschen habt! Auch die Küche ist gut ausgestattet und hat eine gute Größe. Das einzige, was ich mir noch gewünscht hätte oder was noch praktisch gewesen wäre, wenn ihr auch auf den Zimmern WLAN hättet.


Avatar for Verena


Fri 18 Sep 2015


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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