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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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.

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  • 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!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Dec 2018
    This was a really great hostel. I only stayed for one night, but they were very helpful and I really enjoyed my stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Dec 2018
    Central Backpackers was a lifesaver in Oxford! I’d stayed at another hostel in town and wasn’t happy with the cleanliness, and I’m so glad I chose this one—really lovely people who make you feel super welcome, and the most homey hostel I’ve come across in my travels so far. Thanks guys!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Dec 2018
    No complaints. The hostel has a good setup- nice hangout space and terrace. Staff was chill and helpful.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7

    Rating

    05 Dec 2018
    My dorm stunk so bad it made me want to gag every time I entered. The staff were nice enough but the hostel had no atmosphere. It seemed like the staff didn't even like working there. The place is really small so everything gets dirty very quickly. I did not enjoy staying here.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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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

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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