The Best Backpacker Hostels in Oxford, England

Oxford, a city in central southern England, revolves around its prestigious university, established in the 12th century. The architecture of its 38 colleges in the city's medieval center led poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’. University College and Magdalen College are off the High Street, which runs from Carfax Tower (with city views) to the Botanic Garden on the River Cherwell. Oxford is a beautiful, privileged place. It is steeped in history and studded with august buildings, yet maintains the feel of a young city, thanks to its large student population. The elegant honey-toned buildings of the university's colleges, scattered throughout the city, wrap around tranquil courtyards along narrow cobbled lanes, and. Oxford is a wonderful place to wander, along with the rich history, tradition and energetic academic life, there is a busy, lively world beyond the college walls, and the city's non-university majority far outnumber the academic elite. The charming town makes Oxford more than simply a bookish place of learning, and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.

What are the best hostels for budget travellers in Oxford?

Dorm Bed from $42.80
Private Room from $45.86
Overall Rating: 87%
13 Park End Street, Oxford
Located in the heart of the city, there is no need to use transportation, plenty of popular attractions, bars, and shops can be found right on the property's doorstep. The facility provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to make your stay more personal and memorable. Facilities include: free Wi-Fi everywhere in the hostel, free use of computers with internet access, free tea/coffee all day in the self-catered, fully equipped kitchen, free towels and linen, laundry service, vending machine, TV room with satellite TV and hundreds of movies 24hrs, roof top terrace with BBQ, free maps and advice about Oxford’s attractions and history, and free entry to clubs, bars and pubs nearby. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Located on the lively Park End Street in the center of Oxfords historical university city, the property is less than a 5 minute walk from the bus and train station, Oxford’s Castle, museums and tourist attractions as well as some amazing restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs with discounts for all Central Backpackers guests.
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