YHA Oxford Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


Covid-19 safety procedures

YHA Oxford is temporarily unavailable for recreational bookings until at least 14th April 2021. As part of our repurposing programme with charity and local government partners, it is currently being used to accommodate key workers and the most vulnerable members of society through the pandemic crisis.

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COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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

  • City centre location close to train station
  • External seating and dining facilities
  • Ideal for exploring the city

Accommodation at YHA Oxford

The hostel

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

YHA Oxford dining room

Eat with us

Our Corner Café & Bar provides a great place to meet fellow travellers, share stories and chat about your plans and if you need any ideas for what to do in this great historic city. Offering a broad selection of delicious food, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Open daily to guests and passers-by, let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s sightseeing.


Breakfast at YHA Oxford

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters. Our new juice station offers a wide variety of fresh juices and smoothies to try. For the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

All day menu

All day menu at YHA Oxford

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, light bites, stone-baked pizzas and piled-high burgers. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Kids under 10 eat free with every main meal purchased from the menu.

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Supper Club

Supper club at YHA Oxford

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two-course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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  • 24 hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Games room
  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

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 buy or hire from reception. Bedding is provided.

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.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.

YHA Oxford - Access Statement

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YHA Oxford

Map references

OS Map: 164

OS Grid Ref: SP486063

Lat/Lng: 51.752844, -1.270734

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9131

Email: [email protected]

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.

Meeting rooms

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.
Wi-Fi: No
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

Meeting rooms available from: £79


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

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 check out the Pitts Rivers Museum and Oxford Castle. Explore the University Colleges, work up an appetite and get fantastic views of the city’s dreaming spires by climbing the church’s 13th century tower. Head to the covered market in Cornmarket Street for shopping and amazing local food, before sampling some of the local bars and nightlife the city has to offer.

Walkers and cyclists welcome Cool Places Green Leaders Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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