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How much is a Oxford hostel?

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Good to know

Low season

March

High season

July

Average price (weeknight)

R1 458

Average price (weekend night)

R4 067
Cheapest month to stay with an average 43% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 114% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Oxford

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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Top tips for finding Oxford hostel deals

  • There are many advantages of staying in a hostel in Oxford. Known for its world-renowned, traditional university, the city offers various options that will fit students’ budgets. Choosing a hostel over a hotel will allow you to bond with young people and enjoy nightlife like nowhere else. Those who are coming in for one of the university’s many holiday two-week courses will appreciate being near the campuses, as well as the opportunities they will have to meet with other students.
  • When you’re booking your hostel in Oxford, you’ll have two main neighborhoods to choose from. The largest concentration of hostels is located in Oxford’s city center. An attraction all on its own, the Oxford city center offers plenty of options for dining, shopping, and entertainment, while also putting you at the convergence of the area’s transportation lines. Another neighborhood where you can book a hostel is located just southwest of the city center, near St. Peter’s College. This area gives you fast access to the attractions of Oxford without being right in the middle of the action.
  • If you’re heading to Oxford in a group, it is important to choose a hostel that can comfortably accommodate your entire party. YHA Oxford offers several accommodation options, including both triple and quadruple rooms that you can mix and match to suit the needs of your party. In addition to being centrally located, this hostel also houses several common areas where you and your group can relax and unwind.
  • For solo travelers, one of the best options for hostels in Oxford is Central Backpackers, which is located just a short walk from downtown Oxford. Central Backpackers is situated near several cafes and shops, as well as famous landmarks like the Oxford Castle. This hostel also features a bar and a rooftop terrace to keep you occupied while you’re not out sightseeing.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Oxford, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Oxford in March and December.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Oxford if you stay on a Saturday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Thursday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 76 days before your stay to get the best price for a Oxford hostel.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Oxford

  • What are the best hostels near Balliol College?

    Balliol College is a popular area in Oxford and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Central Backpackers or Exeter College, Cohen Quadrangle for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Balliol College.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Oxford?

    Hostel prices in Oxford can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Oxford is R47 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as R47 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Oxford?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Oxford is R47 compared to R249 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Oxford?

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