Whoever says that this hostel is the best they ever stayed in either work for the hostel or haven't traveled at all.
It's not great at all.
I usualy stay inother hostel but wanted yo try somethin new. For start, I arrived after midnight, which is late I admit but it's not a reason to be given an attitude from the staff. Mate it's your job full stop. Next, I wanted to get a glass of water but I was told that the kitchen was closed! Unbelievable!! The guy told me that they have vending machine but I didn't have enough change. Anyways, I walked into my room most of people were already asleep and I wonder how as there was a nightclub directly below us do no sleep for me until 3 am. The beds are of very poor quality and very squaecky, meaning each time someone rolled over people were waking up. Closing door without waking people up was also a big challenge.
Free breakfast was orange juice and toasts better than nothing I guess. I paid £22 for a night in 8 bed dorm. Slept for about 3,5 hours dreaming of water.
There is much better place just by the train station YHA that is much better, cleaner, better facilities, kitchen open 24 hours, bar, max 6 bed dorms. Bad think about YHA is no free breakfast or towel.
Choice is yours.
- 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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