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Central Backpackers Oxford
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Well located, awesome staff, good services (even free towels). Terrace on the roof and cheap beer. Small cinema with free movies too.

Had a monday pasta night and wednesday free pub crawl. Was pretty cool. Only concern was there was a monster truck sleeping right above me. Fortunately they also offer free ear plugs.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

I read the reviews and saw the high ratings on Hostelworld but I must say I was kind of disappointed. 3 of us stayed 2 nights in a 4 bed dorm. It was clean and location was great. Close to both the train and bus station and city center. Free, very simple breakfast in the morning consisting of toast & cereal. Free Wi-Fi was great. But it was not the place to be for a good night's sleep. There's a reason why they provide free ear plugs. There's at least one nightclub next door that played music all night long, both nights we were there. Very squeaky beds. Minus for charging £1 extra for paying with card. They get charged by their bank but they shouldn't put that cost on guests. It's kind of stingy of them in my opinion. I've stayed in many other hostels who don't transfer these small fees to their guests. Would not stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

The location is good, it's about 5 minutes walk to the main bus/train stations and about the same to the city centre. Cleanliness was excellent too, one of the cleanest hostels I've been to but without that sterile "hospital" feel YHAs tend to have. The beds were comfortable but a bit squeaky, not too bad though. Staff were organised and friendly but let down by the one who decided to wander in, hit the dorm light switch and begin a loud conversation with a guest! It was fairly early though, I'd just had a long coach journey! Excellent showers, the best I've seen in a hostel, no press the button every three seconds for a trickle of freezing water here, a proper power shower! I didn't try the breakfast, I've never had a breakfast in a UK hostel yet worth mentioning but some other people were saying they had a decent amount of toast. Overall I'll stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights and found it very good! The staff member was very friendly and helpful as I arrived and the room, bathroom, kitchen and common area was very clean. It was a bit noisy at night however ear plugs were provided. There was also secure lockers to keep belongings safe and breakfast was provided each morning. Overall it was a comfortable stay and I would recommend it to anyone looking for budget accommodation.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Gap_stud
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

I stayed there because I wanted to see a friend of mine and visit this wonderful town. The place was very comfortable and I had advices when I had questions to ask to. The bed was very good despited the noise of a night club (but when you are veri tired, it doesn't matter). Moreover, the breakfast was good and the living room too. The bathrooms were good too (you don't have to share it with other people). I felt in safe and was not affraid of being stolen. It was very calm because there wasn't a lot of people. The staff was very very kind (as Chelsea). So, of I come back there, I will go to Central Backpackers once again.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

The location is great, clean shower and bathrooms and free Internet.

The bad things : tiny lockers, just 2 showers, noisy club on the corner and they charge you 1 more pound if paying with credit card.

Cheap but needs to improve. Go somewhere else.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

I stayed at the Central Backpackers in the female dorm. The dorms and beds are very comfortable and clean. The showering area is also very clean and well maintained. Central Backpackers is actually centrally located (2 mins from Gloucester Green). Its very close to all the shopping areas, colleges and restaurants.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Central Backpackers Oxford

Address: 13 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
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Ranked #4 of 26 Speciality Lodging in Oxford
Price Range: £16 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Backpackers Oxford 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central Backpackers, Oxford’s premier Backpackers Hostel accommodation. Central Backpackers brings a new level of comfort and security to the hostel experience. With a huge range of free services including Internet, light breakfast, 24 hr access, lockers in all dorm, BBQ deck area everything you need to make your trip safe, comfortable and enjoyable. Located in the centre of Oxford’s Historical University city. Central Backpackers is less than a 5 minute walk from the bus station, train station, Oxford’s Castle/Prison complex, Museums and vibrant student nightlife. ... more   less 
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