Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford
Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford

Central Backpackers Oxford, Oxford

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3220 Reviews
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
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Central Backpackers Oxford Reviews

Just a short stay in here. Have a very good time in Oxford

Near to railway station. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Anonymous
2015-11-09
Age 65, Malaysia

Great social hostel, good facilities!

Great hostel with good staff and decent facilities. Outdoor patio/bar area is awesome and creates a very good social space for meeting new people in. Showers are on electric boiler so there's always hot water on-demand. Kitchen is well equipped. Dinning room and living/TV room are also very good. Location is 600-800m down the road from Westgate shopping center where you'll find a Poundland and Sainsbury. Only downsides are that they close the kitchen and the outdoor area at 11pm, and they're a bit strict about the 3pm check-in time. However these last 2 points should deter you from having an awesome stay.

Dan
2015-06-05
Age 24, New Zealand

So good!

This was really a great hostel to stay in! Friendly staff, clean hostel, free earplugs, free simple breakfast, free internet, nice common space, and fellow travelers were brilliant too. Used laundry service and it worked well too. No complaints at all, highly recommended!

Sari
2014-01-30

Generally speaking, Central Backpackers Oxford is well worth its price, especially considering its great location, tidy dorm and cozy beds, and its speedy and stable Wi-Fi.

The Location

The hostel is within a ten-minute walk (if you are carrying with you two bulky luggage cases; it's otherwise a five-minute walk) from the Gloucester Green Bus Station, so it would be very convenient if you were arriving at Oxford on buses (the Airline shuttle from the LHR airport). Although the entrance to the hostel -- and actually also its entire appearance from the outside when you are walking down the Park End Street -- is merely a commonly sized door like that of a private house (yes, you are not expecting any window or wall other than that), it's still easy to locate if you are alert to its big yellow sign. There are cafeterias and pubs around.

And since it's almost by the city center, you'll find lots of bus stops nearby to take you to almost everywhere you want in Oxford. What's even better is that there are two Chinese restaurants and a Chinese supermarket just within very short walking distance.

Rooms and Bathrooms

All the rooms are on the first floor and you need to climb about twenty stairs before check-in. The eight-bed dorm is just spacious enough for normal needs. Maybe a fully-packed, large luggage case won't fit under the bunk bed, but you can just stand it by the wall. You'll be given two "keys" upon check-in -- one actual key for the locker to store your personal stuff and the other swipecard to grant you access into the room. There is an extra note with a pin-code on it, which you'll need to input at the main entrance when you get back late at night. The sheet and pillow/duvet cases are clean. There are roughly four washrooms and three bathrooms in the hostel and they offer free clean towels for use in the shower. You have to use your own shampoo/shower gel though.

Common Spaces

There is a kitchen, a TV room, and a shielded rooftop common room in the hostel. They offer most of the kitchen stuff (mugs, glasses, tableware) and you can actually cook in the kitchen. They also offer bread and peanut butter/strawberry jams, all free of charge, for the breakfast. One problem, though, there are flies flying around in the kitchen and there are more than one of them.

Summary

The staff are helpful and friendly -- one of the benefits of spending your night in such a backpackers is that you can always find interesting people with whom to talk!

chokkyvista
2013-11-02
self-service breakfast towel hanger kitchen video room 8 bed dorm

Would definitely stay longer next time

They were great! The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. Beds were very comfortable and the other residents were a lot of fun. I only stayed one night and kind of regret that I didn't stay longer. Definitely worth it.

Andi
2013-02-18
Australia

Sick employees should not come to work!

In general, the hostel was good -- clean, friendly, and a decent price. My biggest frustration is that one of the staff people had a terrible cold or flu (she looked like she was about to pass out and cry the whole time we were there) and now I've just caught it as well after two nights here. I am pretty irritated about it because it will put a huge damper on my travel plans. If you work in a place where people are sleeping and eating, don't come to work with a high fever! Also, the shower pressure was pretty bad and the breakfast is just gross bleached wonder bread that no one should ever eat. Other than that, the place was decent.

Anonymous
2009-04-16
United States

Average quality

March 2008. The staff is very nice, there are many lovely people as well there, but the quality of the hostel itself is very low. It has obviously been painted again not so long ago but on top of filth. The rooms are cleaned daily but since the building is quite old there are many little areas in them that need cleaning and the staff cannot do it all so in the end it's a bit grubby. Same for the showers and toilets, the minimum is done. The mattresses were very bad, I had to sleep at the end of the bed not to feel the hard springs coming out of it. And finally the hostel is just above a night club so you can hear the music until 3 a.m. Not so good when your plan wasn't to go clubbing.

Virginie
2008-03-10
France

Cool

It's a central hostel with moderate prices and friendly staff. The rooms are very modern with space and there's a cool terrace on the roof. Internet access is free, it's clean and comfy, there's a common room with loads of DVDs, and nice guests. It's a very good and pricey hostel.

Selma
2007-11-30
Germany

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Description

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: 13 Park End Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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Website

Website Central Backpackers Oxford Oxford www.centralbackpackers.co.uk
Phone Number: +44 1865 24 22 88
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Luggage Storage

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Karaoke

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool

TV

Videogames

Curfew: No Curfew

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