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Central Backpackers

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8.7
Fabulous
3578 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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 and placed in a private dorm. Please, contact us before arrival.
- Groups welcome (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 oxford@centralbackpackers.co.uk and we will take care of your booking.
- 48h cancellation policy. Cancellation within 48hrs will be charged the full amount of the reservation. Non-arrivals will have the total cost of the booking levied against your credit card.

Reviews & Ratings

8.7
Fabulous
3578 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    9.3
  • Staff
    8.8
  • Atmosphere
    8.4
  • Cleanliness
    8.6
  • Value for Money
    8.3
  • Facilities
    8.4

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8.6
Fabulous
Feb 19, 2024
Extremely nice and helpful staff. The entire hostel was cleaned well. Beds are a bit on the uncomfy side but it wasn't too bad. Showers are on the weaker side regarding water pressure. About 2 flights of stairs going up to get there; building does not have a lift. It wasn't very busy during the winter months but if it was, the four toilets could easily be overcrowded. Overall a good stay.
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Male, 25-30
5.1
Rating
Feb 16, 2024
The staff: My main issue with this hostel. Whilst they did not do anything bad , they lacked the customer service skills that would of made me feel welcomed and improved my time at this location. They didn’t interact much with me and seemed that I was bothering. Also, they were shouting in the kitchen making me feel slightly uncomfortable. The rooms: They were ok. Very warm and smelled weird. There is a night club opposite so be warned it does get loud
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Male, 18-24
10
Superb
Feb 06, 2024
One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at. All the workers were lovely and created a friendly, comfortable, and social environment. Facilities are also good and well maintained.
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi