Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 9.2

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2021
    Very good hostel. Staff were helpful and friendly, rooms were secure with both key cards and lockers, location is 10 mins walk from centre of Oxford and 5 mins walk from the train station (more important as I had heavy luggage). Good bathrooms, comfortable enough beds, nice common areas and kitchen, everything very clean. Ear plugs being available was a nice touch, but don't be concerned- it wasn't a loud hostel either.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2021
    It was great, staff and others were friendly. The place if very light up and the showers are washed after every use. You can leave your food in the kitchen/fridge and it’s stocked with utensils, cutlery, a microwave, hob, kettle and toaster. Comfy common room and there’s a movie room. They also provide free storage even after you check-out which is convenient as it’s a 5 min walk from the station, in the city centre. Very affordable for a student like me to explore Oxford
    Sri Lanka, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Oct 2021
    Nice staff, good location and a safe place. Shower rooms were very small but just a minor inconvenience
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2021
    Very nice hostel, close to the train station, only a short walk to the centre of town clean, good atmosphere but still quiet. Only flaw (depending on your preferences): There's a big night club right opposite the street which is quite noisy at night.
    Switzerland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Sep 2021
    Nice hostel in a great location. Rooms are a good size and staff are really friendly. Great value for money, would 100% recommend a stay here :)
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Aug 2021
    Super nice hostel with amazing staff and a ton of perks. There were free earplugs and luggage storage, everyone was extremely accommodating and the location can't be beat. Would definitely stay here if returning to Oxford.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Aug 2021
    Really friendly and helpful staff. Super clean and in a great location near the train station and city centre.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Aug 2021
    A little loud in the night but great value for price
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Oct 2021
    Good hostel and friendly staff. However the noisy bars right down the street can make your night difficult. I very appreciated the ear plugs haded out for free at the hostel.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    25 Aug 2021
    I reserved a room only for women and on the second night we found out that a man had slept in our room. The cleaning of the bathrooms are null, knowing that we are in pandemic. Showers have a lot of scale and they 'disinfect' only with a wet cloth. I don't recommend using the shower without flip flops.
    Spain, 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