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Oxford Backpackers Hostel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, warm people and generous breakfast. They provide you good towels in case you don't have, suggest you where to go around Oxford, and suggest backpacking activities around the area. I would definitely come back to this place.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you push open the door to the reception, you'll first register a strange smell. The bedroom and the bathroom are not clean. The entire place is shabby and crowded. The breakfast...I know that I shouldn't complain since it is free, but it's still the worst free breakfast I have ever seen. As for the Internet, you would probably only...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's quite good hostel, with a clean blanket and bed. The pub is quite small but fine. There are not many people when I was staying there. The breakfast is okay and the people is quite warm and welcoming.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this place! Perfect location right near the bus station and train station and right in the centre of town. The bedrooms were very comfy and spacious, the bathrooms and kitchen were really clean. The common area is really comfy with people around and movie nights! The bar is a lot of fun, the staff are really friendly...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival the place may need a facelift, but the staff and atmosphere more than make up for it! The rooms and bathrooms are very clean and comfortable and good for a nights sleep. The kitchen is very functional and clean. The bar is so much fun, the staff get involved and are very welcoming and know how to throw...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely horrible hostel to stay at.... rooms,bathrooms and kitchens were dirty and the common room smelt of vomit from a party before where drugs where clearly been taking... walked past a room to hear people having sex and also had a couple in my room above me having sex, the staff are OK but not the best they spent more...

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I've stayed at this hostel a couple of times and the hostel workers are super friendly, facilities were clean and all working, Beds were comfy and the couches too! It's also in a great location in the city centre. Special shout out to hosts Sean and Jos who were very welcoming and accomodating to my friends and I. Theyre always...

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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Oxford Backpackers is the best place to stay in Oxford, great location, proper hot showers, comfy beds and more importantly comfy couches. The staff there are so welcoming and friendly! Be sure to listen to Joss' original oxford backpacker's track... it's going to be a hit and keep an eye out for Sean the Aussie, he makes a mean ham...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 6 November 2016

First of all, this hostel is in the perfect location. It's a stone's throw from both the bus and train stations, and anything you might want to visit is a short walk away. The staff are very welcoming and helpful, and the hostel has a warm, friendly atmosphere with a common room that's great for meeting fellow travelers. The cheap...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel has a great atmosphere especially for solo travellers. The staff are extremely helpful and are really good at getting guests involved and make for a good time. The bar is really cheap, and the pub crawl is really cool, the staff come out and show you where's good in Oxford and it's a great night. Rooms are what...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Oxford Backpackers Hostel

Address: 9A Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: €22 - €54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“bring instant hot cereal if that is what you like - only cold provided”
 of 5 bubbles seggerman, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms that are not on the Bridge Street side are silent at night. Bridge Street gets early morning traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles michelepU4486FQ, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Don't rely on the wifi”
 of 5 bubbles 523tamaraw, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“some rooms are louder, if you have troubles with sleeping ask the reception for more info”
 of 5 bubbles leuveen, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Bigger the dorm, the noise is more!”
 of 5 bubbles EmilyTudor, 24 May 2016 | Read review
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