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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.

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Central Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Fancy staying at one of Europe's top hostels since 2007 as well as TNT magazine's top hostels not only in the UK but in Europe as well?! Then Central Backpackers is for you!

Located in the heart of the city, there is no need to use transportation, plenty of popular attractions, bars and and shops right on the doorstep!

We are an Australian and Canadian independently owned and operated backpackers hostel. The rest of our friendly staff are fellow backpackers from all over the world, perfect for advice on future travels and experiences!

We provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to make your stay more personal and memorable.

People of all nationalities are welcome. We have something for everyone!

Facilities:
* FREE Wi-Fi everywhere in the hostel
* FREE use of computers with internet access
* FREE tea/coffee all day in our self-catered, fully equipped kitchen!
* FREE towels
* Laundry service - washed and dried
* FREE iron available
* Hot, powerful showers 24hrs
* Vending machine
* Cosy TV room with satellite TV and hundreds of movies 24hrs!
* Roof top terrace with BBQ
* FREE maps and advice about Oxford's attractions and history
* Printing (black and white or colour)
* FREE entry to clubs, bars and pubs nearby!

Security and information:
* Swipe card entry for all dorms
* Door code for front door - No lockout or curfew!
* Individual lockers (bring your own lock)
* FREE luggage storage before and after check-in
* ID required for check-in (passport or drivers license)
* Reception is open from 7am until 11pm
* Check-in from 3pm/Check-out until 10:30am
* No stag or hen parties
* Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
* All guest must have there own bed ie children cannot share
* Not recommended for children under 10
* Credit cards accepted with a £1 surcharge
* No hidden membership fees!
* If you are a group of 5 or more people, you MUST book directly with the hostel - email us at oxford@centralbackpackers.co.uk and we will be happy to assist!

Central Backpackers Hostel requires all guests to provide a valid credit or debit card on check- in. The hostel will pre-authorise your card for your full room rate (unless room rate paid in advance)
Payment can still be made in CASH on check-in.
A ‘pre-authorisation’ is not a charge. The hotel is NOT charging your credit card. A pre-authorisation is a security guarantee for payment only. The way it works is that a pre-authorisation request is made by the hotel’s card terminal to the card holders’ bank, your bank/credit card company authorises the funds and sends an authorisation code to the hotel. This confirms the availability of the requested funds in the card holder’s account to cover charges in the hotel (if any).


Long-term stay:
Want to become part of the Central Backpackers family?
We offer a weekly long-term rate dependent upon availability at the time of arrival. Simply book a few nights with us online and we can talk about it when you arrive!

Cancellation policy:
We require 48 hours notice for any cancellations otherwise you will be charged for the first two nights or in the result of non-arrival, the total cost of booking will be levied to your credit card.

If your booking is for 5 or more NIGHTS 72 hours notice is required otherwise the entire amount of your booking is charged.
Please note this Hostel doesn't accept group bookings unless the manager has been contacted first.

Located on the lively Park End Street in the centre of Oxfords historical university city, we are less than a 5 minute walk from the bus and train station, Oxford's Castle, museums and tourist attractions as well as some amazing restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs with discounts for all Central Backpackers guests!

Please note our building is over 100 years old with no elevator/lift.
For mobility limited guests there are 44 steps from ground floor to accommodation level. Please contact hostel if unsure.

Coming to/from London?
Both the bus and train stations are only a few minutes' walk away and services run every 10-15 minutes!

There are also direct bus and train services to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Birmingham airports, travelling couldn't be easier! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 May 2019
    Very good hostel. The lockers are small, but I had no trouble putting my 13" laptop and passport inside, but don't expect to to be able to stow a suitcase or backpack. It was rather warm at night as the person next to the window wanted it shut. The beds are firm as the mattress rests on 1/2" thick plywood. The common rooms were good, but the DVD collection didn't have the sort or art house films that I like. Free coffee - just what I need in the morning. Close to station and town centre.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 May 2019
    Friendly staff, nice location & rooms/common spaces.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Mar 2019
    Great Hostel Though locating the entrance to the hostel was difficult on my arrival. A more conspicuous or easily seen sign-post of the hostel should be in place so that new comers can easily access the hostel entrance from the Street.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Apr 2019
    Fantastic hostel, with a really cool, cosy and homely vibe! I'll definitely book again when the time comes.
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    19 May 2019
    pleasant stay
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    19 Apr 2019
    Couldn’t ask for a better location, two minutes from the city centre. There is a busy nightclub across the street so can get noisy in the front-facing rooms at the weekend. Small but comfy common area with attached dining area and a good-sized and well-equipped kitchen. Friendly staff, clean bathrooms, and no hidden fees (ie free bag storage, towel, etc). Would happily stay again.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    15 Apr 2019
    Good location with everything in walking distance, nice atmosphere
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Apr 2019
    Generally good. Some staff seemed very welcoming whilst others who to be honest I'm not even sure if they were staff, helper's or friends of the staff didn't talk and seemed to ignore me when i said 'hi'. Building was secure and enough to do. They we doing work at the time to improve looks. Personally i think it would be good if staff had badges on to identify that they were workers. Would help for both security and when help was needed. Good place position wise. Area good for city.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Apr 2019
    It wasn't horrible but the people who shared my room kept turning on the lights throughout the night. The fire alarm went off in the middle of the night and kept ringing for at least ten minutes. My sheets were clean and the bed was comfortable.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    05 Apr 2019
    Fit the purpose I just needed a cheap clean bed for the night as I was driving past oxforrd. A bit noisy as it was Friday night and it has very central cocation close to busy pubs and clubs. Not a complaint, just an observation.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi

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