YHA London Oxford Street London Hostel Review and Information

Had a brilliant and happy experience for my first time here at YHA London. Staff were very friendly and very nice and the rooms were great - not over crowded like you normally expect from a hostel. Very modern fresh rooms! - Jay
Overall Rating
9.1
Beds Starting At $25.22

What sets them apart?

It's location near Oxford Street makes this hostel a convenient place to stay. It's affordable, quiet, and offers all of the amenities you might need like a shared kitchen, bar, and secure rooms.

Hostel Personality

  • Quiet Hostel
  • Hotel Feel

Who's staying here?

This hostel attracts a diverse crowd of all ages and travel styles. The larger private rooms appeal to families while the dorms are popular with budget travelers traveling alone. There's not the most social atmosphere if that's what you're looking for, but the hostel is clean, quiet, and affordable.
  • Female Travelers
  • Families with Kids
  • Small Groups (<8)
  • Young Professionals

Insider Tip

For the quietest sleep, try to get a room away from the side street.

YHA London Oxford Street

YHA London Oxford Street is a comfortable, clean, and well located hostel. It attracts a diverse crowd of travelers so you'll meet people of all ages here. The rooms are quiet, particularly if you're away from the side street. The beds are comfortable, and the atmosphere is relaxed. This isn't a particularly social hostel, as it's for travelers looking to explore the city. But there is a bar where you can grab some food or drinks.

The dorm rooms are divided into separate male and female rooms. Each dorm sleeps up to four people. There are also private rooms that sleep two, three, or four people. These are popular with groups of friends or families traveling together.

The Facilities

Dorms
Dorm Bed $25.22
This hostel has four bed dorm rooms that are split into male and female only rooms. The rooms are brightly colored and offer free bed linens, outlets by the beds, and reading lights. The rooms are quiet, clean, and comfortable - perfect for enjoying a good night's sleep. They are also larger and less cramped than most hostel rooms you find in London.
Private Rooms
Private Room $34.68
A variety of private rooms are available to choose from. Couples can choose the private double rooms while groups will appreciate the three and four person rooms. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable with simple furnishings.
Bathrooms
All of the rooms use shared bathrooms in the hallway. Despite being located outside the room, the bathrooms are close by so there's minimal hassle. Towels and hairdryers are available for rent in the reception area.
Bar
Grab a pizza or drink from the hostel's bar and restaurant before heading out for the night. The pizza is good and the prices are reasonable. It's a casual environment and convenient if you want a quick bite to eat without heading out into town.
Common Areas
The large lounge area is the perfect place to relax with a book or catch up with friends back home. There are comfortable seats and plenty of room for guests to hang out. There's also a shared kitchen where you can cook up your own food. It's great for guests who want to save a little money on eating out.

The Location

Soho
What's Nearby?
Located in the center of Oxford, this hostel is in a beautiful part of London. It's right by the city's best shopping street and is surrounded by the bars of Soho. Nearby you'll find a number of sights including Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace. You can walk to both Oxford University's Botanic Gardens and Magdalen College in about 15 minutes. Head to Chinatown for some delicious food or go to Leicester Square for a show or celebrity watching. It's just 10 minutes away on foot.
Nearby Transportation
This hostel is very well connected to all of London. There are three major underground stations nearby. Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Piccadilly Circus are all easy walking distances away. You can quickly catch a train to either Heathrow Airport or St Pancras Train Station, or catch the Gatwick Express train at Victoria Station, which is just two stops away.

Activities

The hostel organizes a number of activities for guests including pub crawls that take you to some of Soho's best clubs. If you want a more relaxing night in you'll enjoy the movie nights. There are also walking tours during the day that offer a nice overview of the different neighborhoods around the city.
  • Movie Nights
  • Local Walking Tours
  • Pub Crawls

Amenities

This hostel has a number of good amenities for guests. There's a filling breakfast available for a reasonable price. There are also laundry facilities, luggage storage (for a price) and board games. There's a shared kitchen guests can use and adaptors are available in the reception area if you need one.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Paid)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Luggage Storage
  • Housekeeping
  • Keycard Access
  • 24h Reception
  • Bed Linens
  • Hair Dryers
  • Security Lockers
  • Plug Adaptors
  • Tour & Travel Desk
  • Reading Light
  • City Maps
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Board Games

Staff

The staff here are professional and helpful. They're available 24 hours a day and are quick to address any concerns that you might have. It's a laid back hostel where everyone is respectful of each other, and the staff keep things running smoothly.

Heads Up

The price of this hostel is great but some guests feel the little expenses add up like luggage storage or towel rental.

YHA London Oxford Street

Beds From $25.22
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