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YHA Oxford

2a Botley Rd, Oxford, OX2OAB, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 86%

From 8 Reviews

Hostel rating (8)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 86%
Cleanliness 82%
Location 92%
Security 91%
Service 88%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 83%

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

  • Dorm
    From €21.16
  • Private
    From €69.35
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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


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



Schöne Eingangshalle zum Sitzen mit Cafébar im Speisesaal wegen Kühlung sehr laut Zimmer groß und sauber Küche war für eine Gemeinschaftsküche ordentlich.


Avatar for Heike


Fri 19 Aug 2016

I have stayed here at least 5 times over the last 10 years. Very comfortable and location is FANTASTIC. I always recommend this place. Hope to come stay again. Staff was a little snarky even tho not busy. But one staff member (I think she was French) was very helpful with lobby computer and getting my stupid boarding passes to print.


Avatar for J.


Tue 07 Jun 2016

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.


Avatar for Kristina


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.

Manager avatar


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


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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