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Central Backpackers

13 Park End Street , Oxford, England
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    01 Oct 2018
    The hostel staff here were fantastic! I took a trip to Blenheim Palace the day I checked out and they let me keep my bags there. 10/10 service for that! They are really friendly and helpful. The hostel is cozy with snug hallways, but has a great chill-out area with nice couches. The beds can get a little hot but they have windows in the room to open. The one complaint I had about the hostel is that it's right next to a EDM club that plays loud music until about 2am in the morning.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Sep 2018
    Everything was awsome except for the fact that there was a lot of noise coming from the street.. It's close to a club.. Some of the rooms are not facing the street by my bed was next to the window
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    13 Oct 2018
    Just be aware there are several clubs outside playing music late into the evening so can be difficult to get sleep (May just be the weekends) The hostel itself was adequate and friendly and in a good location close to city centre.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 2.6

    Rating

    06 Oct 2018
    Backpacker centeral oxford. On the 6th oct 2018 att 4.30 pm I booked to stay for one night. Aftrr 3 hrs I changed my mind I called them to cancel it. Do you know what they said you have 48 hrs to cancel it. Well it just been 3 hrs not 48 hrs Just cancel my booked he refus and he took the money for 1 night. I just told him can you please dont take my money please cancel my book he said if i sale the bed I will refund it. I checked i was 1 bed availabel before 9pm and after 10pm it was fullyboo
    England, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • 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
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Check-out, 10:30 am.

Check-in, from 3pm until 11pm. But, you can still be in the hostel beforehand and/or store your luggage.

This Hostel doesn't accept groups of more that 5 people (4 people maximum).

ID required for check-in (passport or drivers license).
No stag or hen parties.
Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

Late cancellations for bookings of 5 or more nights will be charged the full amount.

We accept same day bookings up to 3pm. Any bookings made after this time for the same day arrival will not be accepted.

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.


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