YHA Oxford

2a Botley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 0AB


Explore the world-famous university and home of Inspector Morse and from a modern and convenient location – YHA Oxford is super near the train station. Our purpose-built hostel has all the comforts you need for a school trip or group visit to the city of dreaming spires. We offer plenty of space for everyone to spread out and rest, including a licensed bar, outdoor patio and stylish lounge.

Groups can use the projector, stationery and movable TV facilities in our meeting room to study or do business together. Catch up with friends back home using our free Wi-Fi, stay out late with our 24 hour reception, or sit down to breakfast, packed lunch and dinner in our spacious café bar. Plus, plan your trip with plenty of peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that we have staff on duty at all times, ID checks, CCTV and other measures in place to ensure you enjoy a safe stay.

Oxford has so much to offer a school trip or group of eager tourists – boasting visually stunning architecture, year-round performances and fascinating museums. Whether you’re indulging in the riverside nightlife or enjoying the Thames Path National Trail, Oxford is a city of surprises. Don’t miss historical must-sees like the epic Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean Museum and the Botanic Garden.

Why Groups love YHA Oxford

Next to Oxford Train Station

"Great" - 87%

Customer Satisfaction based on 215 scores

per person, per night* (ex VAT)

Number of beds: 203

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Oxford

YHA Oxford does not currently offer packages

Bolt-ons available at YHA Oxford

YHA Oxford does not currently offer bolt-ons

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations




  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • 24 hour reception
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge


  • Good public transport links
  • Nearby parking

Food & Drink:

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

2a Botley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 0AB

By car:
Follow the Oxford ring road towards the west of the city. Take the A420 Botley turn off then follow signs to train station/city centre. YHA Oxford is located just before the railway bridge on your left. Please note there is no parking on site, but staff can direct you to the city park-and-ride, five minutes away.

By train:
YHA Oxford is as close to Oxford train station as you can possibly get! Simply hop off the train and we’re literally a stone’s throw away.

OS Map: 164
OS Grid Ref: SP486063
Latitude: 51.752844
Longitude: -1.270734
YHA Oxford