Ashmolean Museum hosts a fascinating collection of history, objects and art from around the world, all under one roof for you to enjoy.
Brilliantly located beside Oxford railway station, YHA Oxford is a purpose built youth hostel that suits the needs of a range of travellers and visitors to this magnificent and historic city. Just a short stroll from the city centre, with its array of university buildings and pretty grass areas, YHA Oxford boasts facilities including a restaurant, a peaceful library, a lounge with pool table and a luggage room.
YHA Oxford is ideal for backpackers, families, individuals and groups looking to explore the unique history of the city.
Why guests love YHA Oxford
Accommodation at YHA Oxford
YHA Oxford is a three storey hostel with a lounge, quiet room, restaurant, self-catering kitchen, luggage and laundry rooms on the ground floor. There are three accessible rooms with 3, 4 and 6 beds located on the ground floor.
Most rooms are situated on the 1st and 2nd floors (unfortunately we do not have a lift). Room sizes range from 1 to 6 beds with a number of twin and double rooms available, plus plenty of small rooms that can be booked for private use by families and groups of friends. There are 203 beds in total.
Please note, this is a city centre location, therefore there is the possibility of slight noise disruption.
Food and drink at YHA Oxford
- 24 hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Luggage store
- Games room
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
- Near train station
Other YHA products
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
- Trade bookings
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: From 14.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There are no parking facilities at this hostel, although there are several city centre car parks nearby. Alternatively cheaper and less congested car parks are available outside of the centre with Park & Ride services (Seacourt is the closest to the hostel).
Open every day?: Yes
Pets: Sorry, pets are not permitted at YHA Oxford. However assistance dogs are welcome!
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
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YHA School Trips
The city of Oxford has plenty of daytime activities for school trips and the hostel is well equipped to cater for groups in the evening. Delicious meals are provided as well as classroom and lounge facilities with a games room.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
At YHA Oxford we have one meeting room available for hire.
Capacity: Up to 30 delegates depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment: Projector, flipchart and pens, TV on moveable stand with DVD player
Parking: There is no parking at YHA Oxford but there are several car parks nearby.
Accessibility: Unfortunately there is no disabled access as the meeting room is on the first floor of the building with 20 steps leading up to it.
Air Conditioning: No
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
Looking for a modern oasis in a history hot-spot? YHA Oxford opened in May 2001 and it's purpose-built as a hostel, so you'll find all the modern conveniences you'd expect from this relatively new building!
Meet the team
Nick Clements is the manager at YHA Oxford. Nick worked for YHA for 17 years, beginning as a seasonal assistant in the Yorkshire Dales, then heading for the big city lights of Manchester and London prior to a move to the dreaming spires of Oxford. Keenly exploring the wonderful gentle walking that Oxfordshire offers, particularly the joy of the Thames Path National Trail, as well as becoming an authority on the many historic public houses that Oxford has.
Manager recommends: If you're visiting Oxford on a cheap city break you must try punting on the river - it’s so much fun! For a great afternoon tea, try the café at St Mary’s Church on Cornmarket Street in the city centre. First, work up an appetite and get fantastic views of the city’s dreaming spires by climbing the church’s 13th century tower. Or, if you fancy some retail therapy visit Bicester village for discounted designer clothes.