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“Cheap and clean room” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of YHA Oxford

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YHA Oxford
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cheap and clean room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Stayed on last December. Booked twin sharing room. The hostel id near town center but no lifts. Bit noise and the staff is not really friendly. Maybe it I'd the Oxford culture. Overall experience was ok. At least it was safe ...

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

We stayed in a private ensuite room for two nights. The hostel is very close to the central station and not too far to the city centre. The room was spacious and there was a helpful information guide in each room with details about fabulous people and their connection to different Oxford colleges, food and drinking places and popular attractions. The communal kitchen was not particularly clean so we chose to eat out for the two days. There was a spacious games room and a café in the main entrance. The staff were helpful although quite rude at times. It costs £2-3 to leave your bags in lockers in the luggage room on departure – like we found in many other YHAs around the UK. There was also no free wifi. A good, affordable option for an otherwise expensive city!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Amy3060
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

The Oxford YHA provides superb value accommodation in the centre of Oxford. Absolutely fantastic.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mrandmrsal
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London
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Just stayed there, Thursday - Sunday.
Great location, near Seacourt Park and Ride (20mins walk), right by the train station and the city centre. Inside it looks quite cool, bar/reception, big ourside area and restaurant.
My problem with it was that my shared room was LITERALLY next to the train tracks. The noise was horrific, it stopped at 1am and started up again at about 5am. The hostel is next to a train station, so obviously there is going to be noise, but it was ridiculous. Friday night I decided to drive home, rather than go back there, as I had an exam Saturday morning.
Saturday night I stayed there again, but asked the receptionist if I could move room, due to the noise. The girl on the desk told me they were fully booked and couldnt move me, but the guy next to her pointed at several empty beds.. dunno what that was about. So I moved to the other side of the hostel, which while quiet, STANK of cigarettes and would have really aggravated anyone with asthma. The bathroom was also disgusting and smelled of stale urine.
For the same money, if you book in advance, you can stay at various travellodges in the area... thats what im gonna do next time!

Room Tip: Ask for one of the opposite side of the hostel to the train station
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pazzam
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

This hostel in Oxford is homey. Okay, it IS a hostel, with shared WC, but the restaurant serves WONDERFUL food with plenty of hot tea and coffee, the coffee bar is just what you want, staff was helpful. It IS a hostel, but it is a WELL-THOUGHT OUT hostel. There was a small TV in the two-twin bedded room we had. Directions, help, maps, and good cheer was plentiful in this busy place, and its just a short walk to the train/bus station. I think the beds were pretty okay, but I was tremendously tired and don't remember much about that part. What a nice introduction to a famous centuries old town in the UK. Go there !

Room Tip: Ask for the twin-bedded rooms, very quiet, with extra blankets and windows that open
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mariobird
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Additional Information about YHA Oxford

Property: YHA Oxford
Address: 2A Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AB, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
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Ranked #4 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Oxford
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,539 - ₹ 8,018
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Oxford 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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