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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Central Backpackers

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located in the heart of the city, Central Backpackers is within walking distance of Oxford’s many restaurants, cafés and shops, as well as iconic landmarks including the Bodleian Library, Radcliff Camera and Oxford Castle.

We are located within a 5 minute walk from the train station and bus station making your arrival and onward journey hassle free. There are easy connections to various airports, including Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Birmingham as well as regular direct bus and train services to London and other UK destinations.

Recently refurbished, the hostel is a great place to socialize and meet people. There is a lively rooftop terrace, along with a self-catered, fully equipped kitchen including free tea and coffee, just waiting for tasty dishes to be cooked. If you want to chill or watch a movie, our lounge area is open 24h and equipped with a TV and loads of DVDs. Free wi-fi can be accessed throughout the building.

With a variety of dorm sizes, as well as a female only dorm, we have the right accommodation for your stay. Fresh linen, including a towel for the shared bathrooms, is inclusive in the price. Also available is free luggage storage for guests, an iron and hairdryer if needed, as well as an inhouse laundry service for a small fee.

The security and comfort of our guests are our number one priority. The hostel is equipped with door code access for the front door – no curfew! Each room has swipe card entry and is equipped with individual lockers for use with your own lock. Please note that the building is more than 100 years old with no elevator/lift. For mobility limited guests there are 40 stairs from ground floor to accommodation level. Please contact the hostel for further details.

We require all guests to provide a valid debit or credit card when booking. The hostel will pre-authorize your card for your full room rate. A ‘pre-authorization’ is not a charge, it is a security guarantee for payment only. Payment can still be made in cash on arrival. Please ensure you bring your photo ID which is required for check-in.

Additional Information
-Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for children under 10.
-Groups welcome (though no stag or hen parties). For groups of 5 people or more, or for stays longer than 6 days, please contact us by email at and we will take care of your booking.
-48h cancellation policy. Cancellation within 48hrs will be charged for the first two nights. Non-arrivals will have the total cost of the booking levied against your credit card. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay at Central Backpackers, it was very welcoming, cosy and had a lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff who showed me around when I first arrived. The cleanliness was great with the current regulations and I felt very safe as a solo female traveller. Good central location. I also liked the living room with the cushioned sofas and guitars free for all to play, would definitely recommend staying here!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2020
    Best hostel I've ever stayed in! Clean and modern hostel, great central location (everything is in walking distance) and lovely staff who catered for any need and gave the hostel a chilled and relaxed atmosphere. Spacious dorm rooms and great kitchen and common room space with everything you could need - even a guitar. Thorough cleaning procedures greatly reduced my worries about staying in a hostel during this pandemic.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2020
    We had a great short stay and the staff was very friendly and helpful! Totally recommend if you're planning to explore the city or visit for leisure.
    Greece, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2020
    Staff are very helpful, good and chill to help out for the stay. Would recommend to stay
    Taiwan China, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2020
    Really nice place, extremely clean, friendly staff, and close to everything!
    Bulgaria, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Aug 2020
    Great two night stay. Helpful staff. Covid aware. Central location to both the train station and the city centre.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    07 Aug 2020
    Had the loveliest stay at Central Backpackers Oxford! The staff were especially friendly and helpful, and made me feel very welcome. The location was perfect, such a quick walk to the train station, and equally quick to the centre of town. I would happily recommend the hostel to anyone wanting to stay in Oxford!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Sep 2020
    Recommended. Just two 'bad' points: (1) I'm not sure why the kitchen needs to be closed at 10:30 and (2) they don't have recycling bins - all the glass, paper and plastic gets thrown into the rubbish. :( Please bring in recycling bins in order to allow people to recycle!
    Romania, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    10 Aug 2020
    I had a wonderful stay at Central Backpackers in Oxford. The staff were incredibly accommodating and friendly, and when I had to extend my stay due to work, they made it easy to do so. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a short term stay in the area, and I will definitely be visiting again!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Mar 2020
    The hostel is well located. However, the Hostel is near a nightclub, so get prepared to hear all these noises during your sleep night. Also, I found a mouse in the kitchen and a cockroach on the duvet I was sleeping, this was annoying. The vending machine just accepts coins and cash up to 5 pounds. Because my towel was stolen by someone in my room (also annoying), I had to buy a lock at the vending machine. In an emergency, I had to look for a cash withdrawal machine to be able to buy the lock.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi