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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.


Central Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2020
    Good hostel. I stayed 3 nights. There is noise from a club next door and another over the road but it didn't bother me and if you're of a sensitive disposition there are earplugs available. East walking distance to the Railway station and town centre. I believe that the hostel has a bar but I didn't use it. This was my second visit.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2020
    Just what I needed, easy to find, convenient, super friendly and helpful staff, good vibes, comfy mattresses, cool kitchen, nice communal areas, will go back.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    11 Feb 2020
    Excellent location and the staff were lovely. The hostel is well equipped and there is a large kitchen and several clean bathrooms for use. Would recommened!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Mar 2020
    Overall great hostel ! Amazing staff that are super on top on cleaning and very helpful. Thing to note is that it is on top of a bar/ club but they provide free ear plugs that do the trick. Would definitely recommend as great location (2 minutes from Oxford center); nice free tea and coffee at all times of day!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Jan 2020
    There were no towels offerred to me on arrival.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    24 Jan 2020
    Great location perfectly situated close to the train station and near the Main Street and many bus lines. Rooms were nice and lots of showers and toilets for a smaller hostel. Really nice shared space and kitchen. I would have marked facilities higher but the kitchen is completely locked up at night. If you want water, you can’t. If you have food in the kitchen that you stored to take with you on your early am travels, you’ve just lost them. Using your key card for kitchen entry would have helpd
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    29 Jan 2020
    Very loud at night since a lot of bars are down the street. Instead of individual lights at each bed, there is only one light in the middle of the room. Some parts of the facility seem dated.
    USA, 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
  • 6.0


    16 Jan 2020
    The location was good but the lockers couldn't be locked, the door doesn't close unless you shove it, only 1/6 beds had a light, and the number of showers, toilets and sinks was not enough for everyone staying there. I only stayed a short time thankfully. The nice girls in my room and the location were the only good things about my stay. The guy who checked me in was nice but the one who I met when I dropped off my bag was rude like my presence was a bother. Would not stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.6


    24 Jan 2020
    I have been to a great amount of hostel in my life, but this one will let an unforgettable memory. The place is located in front of a club, you can experience how it feels to have your bed in the middle of a dancefloor (no isolation)... My friend also got lucky that night, coming back from our night out, a drunk girl was waiting for him in his bed (unfortunately she didn’t let him get his bed back...). To make it short until the end, I will add that the staff is rude, immatureand helpless..
    France, All Male Group, 25-30
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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