Breakfast time at Oxford Youth Hostel (IYHF) from the balcony of Room 229

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Marilyn Whiteley on September 15, 2008

It doesn't look quite like where I stayed in 1957! (Nice point of view.) Marilyn

John Goodall on September 15, 2008

Hi Marilyn. and it’s nice to hear from you again. The Oxford YH is one of the flagship city hostels that the YHA in England has established recently, partly in response to competition from budget accommodation providers such as the Travelodge chain. It has en-suite twin rooms, comfortable communal areas and could not be more convenient for public transport and easy access on foot to Oxford's many attractions. As you say, quite a change from the former hostel that was housed in a Victorian mansion on the outskirts, but lacking something of the unique atmosphere that was found in many "traditional" hostels such as the former City Mill in Winchester which you can see here. Kind regards, John. P.S. The “full English breakfast” that you can see on the tables here is enough to give the British Government’s Minister of Health a heart attack! “Health and Safety” it seems has its limits when it comes to attracting overseas tourists to this country! J.

John Goodall on September 15, 2008

Hi Marilyn. and it’s nice to hear from you again. The Oxford YH is one of the flagship city hostels that the YHA in England has established recently, partly in response to competition from budget accommodation providers such as the Travelodge chain. It has en-suite twin rooms, comfortable communal areas and could not be more convenient for public transport and easy access on foot to Oxford's many attractions. As you say, quite a change from the former hostel that was housed in a Victorian mansion on the outskirts, but lacking something of the unique atmosphere that was found in many "traditional" hostels such as the former City Mill in Winchester which you can see here. Kind regards, John. P.S. The “full English breakfast” that you can see on the tables here is enough to give the British Government’s Minister of Health a heart attack! “Health and Safety” it seems has its limits when it comes to attracting overseas tourists to this country! J.

APphoto on November 17, 2010

no shortage of resolution here, one could almost browse the menu by looking at each plate =)

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  • Uploaded on August 27, 2008
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    by John Goodall
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S6500fd
    • Taken on 2008/07/16 07:25:13
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