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|Distance to city centre||0.7 km|
|"good location, quite helpful staff, well-equipped."||(in 177 reviews)|
|"friendly staff, good location, good price."||(in 167 reviews)|
|"Good value and really central."||(in 42 reviews)|
|"Dirty, bad smell, mess, rude staff, anti-sanitary conditions."||(in 21 reviews)|
|"Too small room Old facilities"||(in 42 reviews)|
|"Plugs not close to the bed"||(in 9 reviews)|
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The hostel is very conveniently located, close to the train station (4 min. walk) and close to a supermarket. I enjoyed the fact that you can hangout at the common area until late, besides people were really friendly.
The location is good, convenient for travel.
Wrong Manager If you are of color or not 100% sure that you will not anything different from their way, be prepared to function well under continuously aggressive insult. On the third evening when I was there, I was rinsing the dishes I used. Suddenly, a guy with shaggy hair came in and told me to use a sponge. I told him peacefully that I had already done that. Then he told me not to touch the dish when washing it. I told him that I need to touch the plate when rinsing it. The manager (perhaps named Rob) came in at this moment and ordered me to do the dishes in the way I was told. He also asked me when I would check out in a coercive tone. I told him how many nights I had booked and the date for checking out. No problem. The shaggy guy then showed me how to do the dishes: he washed a cutting board with the detergent and sponge, put it down, and used a tea towel to dry it directly. He didn’t touch the dish when he used the cloth (It might be different if he washed a big plate). Now it was clear that they do not rinse after using dish detergent; that is why they thought I had not used the sponge with dish liquid before they saw me. I told them to check the video to see if I had used a sponge and detergent. The manager seemed annoyed. He told me he was the owner of the hostel, and I must wash the dish in the way they told me. In the following days, I rinsed all the dishes before I used them because some of the staff and customers, including myself, were coughing, and detergent could be a factor that contributed to the cough. I had to ignore the hatred expressed in the eyes of the manager and the shaggy guy when I did this. This is only one episode among many. Do not imagine because they are out of your imagination.
The location is walkable to all must-visit landmarks. The bathroom is quite clean as a shared-space. Besides, I like the breakfast a lot, simple but fulfill.
It would be better if rooms for men and women were separated.
It was horrible to sleep on that bed, the beds were very small in size the place was very cold with short bed covers at night
Great value for money, basic facilities but everything you need, friendly staff
Only 3 showers and toilet cubicles to accommodate lots of guests, flat pillow
With a stay at Oxford Backpackers in Oxford (Oxford City Centre), you'll be a 4-minute walk from Oxford Castle and 7 minutes by foot from Ashmolean Museum.
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- Train station is close
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FAQs when booking at Oxford Backpackers
Where is Oxford Backpackers located?
Oxford Backpackers is located at 9a Hythe Bridge St, 0.7 km from the centre of Oxford. Worcester College is the closest landmark to Oxford Backpackers.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Oxford Backpackers?
Check-in time is 13:30 and check-out time is 10:30 at Oxford Backpackers.
Does Oxford Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Oxford Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Oxford Backpackers offer free parking?
No, Oxford Backpackers does not offer free parking.
Does Oxford Backpackers offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Oxford Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Oxford Backpackers from the airport?
Oxford Backpackers is 10 km from Oxford Kidlington. Oxford Backpackers is 21.8 km from Brize Norton.
Can you bring pets to Oxford Backpackers?
No, pets are not allowed at Oxford Backpackers.
Does Oxford Backpackers have a pool?
No, Oxford Backpackers does not have a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Worcester College 261 m
- Oxford Castle 274 m
- Ashmolean Museum 0.5 km
- Carfax Tower 0.6 km
- Covered Market 0.6 km
- Modern Art Oxford 0.6 km
|Oxford Kidlington||10 km|
|Brize Norton||21.8 km|
|Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station||262 m|