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“Decent location, but tight fit” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oxford Backpackers Hostel

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Oxford Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #12 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Oxford
Toronto, Canada
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113 reviews
73 hotel reviews
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“Decent location, but tight fit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

As my reservation at another location, we were lucky this hostel fitted us in at a discounted rate. However, the 12-bed dorm we were put in was tight. There's just enough room to go from bed to bed, so one needs to be creative on where to store the luggage. There are small lockers available by the common room for valuables. The common room is well set up with a bar area and some desk top computers. Getting around to see the college is easily done from the location. Other than the room size, the only concern was a significant amount of road noise. It was difficult to get a decent night's sleep.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Stayed here with 12 friends for 1 night in July 2013. We had a dorm for 12 of us and it was very small with 6 bunk beds and only 1 window. The bed was clean and comfortable, although the room was VERY hot, so it was hard to sleep. The shower/bathrooms were really clean and not busy when I was using them.

The staff and other guests were all really friendly and we were up until the small hours playing pool. The bar is really cheap, so a good place to start your night out. The hostel is located very centrally and is within easy walking distance of both the train and bus stations.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

This was my first experiance in a hostel and I'm so glad we found this place. The location is great, its an awesome place to meet incredible people traveling from all over, and the staff is very helpful and acommedating!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

As far as hostels go I found this one to be a pleasant surprise , I stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the experience , the staff are friendly and helpful and there is a good vibe in the place , great place to meet people too .
The rooms are a tad small but it is what it is , it's cleaned on a regular basis so I don't understand the comments about it being dirty

Would def stay here again .

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 days and was surprised at how good it was , they offer you a free breakfast if you want it ...the staff are very helpful and friendly too.
The whole place is well put together and there is a good mix of people /travellers from all over the globe to mix with .

Probably the only downside are the rooms !! A bit small and in the hot weather the rooms are baking hot but it's liveable and not really too bad to moan about !

Overall I'd be happy to stay here again without doubt.

Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

nice and well located
Having the free breakfast offered is very sweet.
We were a bit a lot in the dor;itory but everything was fine.
It is defenitely very well located for those traveling by train.
I would recommend it for people lookimg for a cheap hostel to visit the wonderful city of Oxford !

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

good environment i was place in room four of ten bed the people inside good people and very friendly.the breakfast was good and also good wi-fi and a very clean environment. i will definitely recommend to friend and family.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Oxford Backpackers Hostel
Address: 9A Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
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Ranked #12 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
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