Hostels in Oxfordshire Hostels in Oxfordshire

You are looking for hostels in Oxfordshire? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Oxfordshire hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Oxfordshire.

All Cities in Oxfordshire

We list every single hostel in Oxfordshire and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Oxfordshire for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Oxfordshire hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Oxfordshire. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire, England, is home to some incredible history and prestige. There are two different towns with Oxfordshire, England hostels where you can stay -- Bicester and Oxford. Oxford is home to the oldest university in the world and you will find some amazing old buildings here that have formed the sets for some very popular movies such as the "Harry Potter" series and the door and lamppost from Narnia in "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe." It was also home to some of the most incredible minds from throughout academic history, especially with literature, law, and politics. You can take a free walking tour and learn about these stories from a guide, or you can feel free to wander at your own pace to explore the city. The walking tour is definitely recommended, though, as it gives you a background to the place that makes it a little more real; usually the tour is given by an Oxford student.

To get here to Oxford, you can take a bus from near the London Victoria Coach Station and it will take approximately two hours to get there. If you know you are going and book well in advance, fares can be fairly cheap through If you decide to go on the day, though, buses from Oxford Tube leave every fifteen minutes or so. The train is only marginally faster and a little bit more expensive if you are on a schedule with no time to waste.

Once you arrive in Oxford, there are a few Oxfordshire, England hostels where you can stay, and most of them are within walking distance of the bus station and anything you will need during your stay here. The town is small and walkable, so getting around on foot is easy. There are a few different supermarkets, and loads of restaurants and cafes, but keep in mind that things in Oxford can close fairly early, especially on the weekends.

If you were wanting to head to Bicester Village and check out some of the popular shopping there, there are buses that leave from Oxford city centre. Bicester Village is known for its discounted designer stores. There are also a few parks to check out here. If you are a backpacker on a budget and don't have the money to drop on a Prada bag, it isn't really worth the visit. Save your time, money, and efforts for the gloriousness of Oxford town instead.

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Travel Tips for Oxfordshire - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Oxfordshire. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Oxfordshire. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Oxfordshire

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Oxfordshire?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Oxfordshire here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Oxfordshire safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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