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Central Backpackers Oxford

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   13 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH, England
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Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I stayed here as an interim before moving into a flat in Oxford so avoiding a 4-5 hour a day commute, so anything was better than that. I hadn't expected much from a backpackers hostel but I was pleasantly surprised. The beds were pretty comfy, surprisingly so really I've slept on some right nightmares in hostels over the years.. As... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I stayed in an 8 mixed dorm and was very happy with my stay. Location of hostel is amazing, there are plenty of places to eat nearby and a few clubs for a good night out - however keep in mind most week nights are student nights and don't allow non-students in! Walk to shops within 10 mins. Room was... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was clean, and comfortable. Free wifi that worked well. The beds were really nice to sleep in and everything you need is provided, including earplugs. Free breakfast and kitchen facilities. Although the common room was really small and crowded.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I stayed there for 5 nights and it was great. Recommend to stay there if you visit Oxford by bus. I'll stay there if I go to Oxford in the future, the reasons are as below: 1. Good location: close to bus station & city center is walking distance. 2. Staff: extremely nice & helpful - very willing to help... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Nice hostel: free wifi and breakfast were great. My favorite thing was the TV room: countless DVDs and VHSes free to anyone at anytime, with really comfy couches. Rooms were small and didn't feel especially clean. Limited bathroom/shower space. The roof bar was really nice but loud in the evenings and made everything smell like cigarette smoke if the windows... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have been at this hostel twice to visit a friend that studied there. It was a few years ago I went there last but I can recommend this hostel to anyone visiting oxford. There was a decent kitchen to use and also a nice lounge area, inside and outside.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hostels are about thrift, sharing, meeting people, and digging in to a locale. This offers all of that. Hostels do not compare to HO-TELS. It's a different mission. That said, I love hostels and I'm an 'old guy' (57). This hostel was filled with young travelers and a few old ones like me (typical ratios) and they are friendly and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a very small but comfortable hostel. It had a lounge area, a kitchen as well as a terrace (mostly for smokers however). Showers were clean enough but there weren't enough toilets: one of the toilets had a flushing problem so it was not always usable. Sheets and towels were included which was nice. The room was of average... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Me and my friends stayed in Central Backpackers for one night. We arrived before check in and we able to store our bags. We were in a 12 person room, it was large enough that it didn't seem cramped and there was plenty of space and lockers. However, the room did smell quite bad. The location is excellent, not even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I stayed for around a week there. What I liked: The rooms showers are clean The kitchen is amazing especially if you plan to stay for a long period I loved the tv room and useful bookshelf (you really feel being in Oxford) The availability of an iron and hair dryer in the corridor Staff is very helpful and friendly.... More 

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Address: 13 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Backpackers Oxford 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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