We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 10 Oxford accommodations

Central Backpackers Oxford

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   13 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Central Backpackers Oxford to your Saves list
Central Backpackers Oxford
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty lodging in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
BlakeHimmel Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Overview
  • Reviews (47)
  • Photos (18)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (8)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

47 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Warwick, Rhode Island
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Casablanca, Morocco
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We arrived at evening, it was cold and we were exhausted. Luckily the location of the hostel is not too far from the bus station. It was just like 7 minutes walk! We were welcomed by alex, she's very friendly, after checked in she showed us all parts of the hostel as well as the rules and information. We also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I paid 19 pounds/ night for a 6 bed girls only room. We only had 4 beds filled the 3 nights I was there. I had a little bit older crowd in my room and no one was out partying all night. There are a lot of long-term residents living there for months, and working or doing research at Oxford.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

The location--on the way to the city centre from the rail station--is extremely convenient. The rooms are nicely sized (few enormous dormitories), the place is comfortable and very clean, and the staff are just lovely. There's free use of computers and WiFi that works pretty well. As there are a lot of clubs in the area, it can be quite... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is awesome. The staff are really friendly, the rooms are large, the beds are comfy, tea & coffee all day, well-equipped kitchen, cosy TV room and reliable wifi. This place has a great atmosphere - I made friends here within hours. It is also relatively small, so you became familiar with all the other guests really quickly. If... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antwerp, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great, sociable atmosphere at an excellent location and for a good price. Key-coded central entrance, small room lockers and the possibility to store things in the locked staff room give it pretty good safety too. Rooms, bed linen and sanitary facilities are clean and reasonably plenty. There is free wifi as well as a number of desktops in the common... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at central backpackers on and off for the past 18 month as I travel to Oxford area for work reasons! The location is great with 24 hr bus service to London. The staff are really friendly and helpful! The free breakfast always sets me up for the day. If visiting Oxford I would Highly recommend central backpackers... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Central Backpackers Oxford, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Central Backpackers Oxford? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Central Backpackers Oxford

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, HostelBookers, Priceline and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Central Backpackers Oxford reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

18 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (9)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Room/suite (2)
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (10)
Dining (1)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Other (7)


Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer