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YHA Oxford

2a Botley Rd, Oxford, OX2OAB, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 81%

From 8 Reviews

Hostel rating (8)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 80%
Cleanliness 78%
Location 89%
Security 84%
Service 78%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 80%

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

  • Dorm
    From $21.12
  • Private
    From $43.47
10 or more people?

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



Room smelled disgusting. Wanted to open windows, but then could not sleep due to railway being right outside. Very displeased with the experience after having stayed in YHA Cardiff the night before.


Avatar for Lauren


Wed 07 Dec 2016

Really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to the hostel. I do wish that you'd let us know at the time that you were unhappy with your room, as we could have moved you elsewhere and solved your problems. The housekeepers work hard to alleviate any smells in rooms, but sometimes in the shared dormitories it takes until all the guests check out for us to be able to really freshen the rooms up. I too think Cardiff is a brilliant hostel. We have a large network of hostels throughout the country in all different styles and ages, which makes the hostel network so interesting.

Manager avatar


Fri 09 Dec 2016

Comfortable beds were "reserved" by other guests.


Avatar for TSUYOSHI


Sat 01 Oct 2016

Thanks for your comment. All beds in rooms should be equally comfortable - we have the same sort of beds throughout one room and all the same aged mattresses. The beds we reserve (subject to availability) are bottom bunks for anyone who tells us in advance that they have issues climbing to a top bunk. Please do let us know whilst if you're not happy with your bed for any reason and we can always try to offer an alternative. Other than that, I hope you enjoyed your time in Oxford.

Manager avatar


Mon 03 Oct 2016

Das Hostel war ein guter Einstieg in meinen England- Urlaub, da es relativ zentral (direkt am Bahnhof und trotzdem ruhig) lag. In meinem Sechser- Zimmer war ausreichend Platz, allerdings nur 1 Stuhl. Gut war ebenso, dass es einen sehr geräumigen, abschließbaren Schrank gab. Leider konnte man das WLAN nicht im Zimmer nutzen sondern nur in der Lobby, wo es eher lauter war.


Avatar for Katrin


Wed 14 Sep 2016

Vielen Dank dass Sie deiner Zeit verwendet haben deine sehr positiven Bewertung von unsere Hostel zum posten. Wir freuen uns sehr dass Sie einer richtig gute Zeit mit uns gehabt haben und unsere Hostel gemocht haben. Wir hoffen dass wir Sie nochmal irgendwann bald willkommen dürfen.

Manager avatar


Fri 16 Sep 2016


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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