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Central Backpackers Oxford

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13 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH, England
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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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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Echoing what others have said, I enjoyed my 3 nights stay at a 8 person mixed dorm. It was spacious, and nobody snored. I arrived very early at 4am but Mic still checked me in, all the staff are so friendly, and I got to meet a bunch of solo travellers with the most interesting stories. Definitely a great place... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a flight up through a hard-to-find door to the reception and then another to the rooms. But there is a good vibe (that depends on the staff) and friendly small groups gather in the patio/bar. The beds are comfortable but the showers somewhat funky and the street noise (a special audio equipment store across the street doubles as... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a couple of nights in this hostel (female dorm) and it was ok. It turned out to be too much of a backpacker hostel for me, but there were no better budget options in the area. It's a very expensive town and the price/quality ratio showed it. The location is ideal, between the town center and the railway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

If you want to stay in a hostel where you will meet people and actually talk to them, this place is for you! Common rooms make the "bonding" time easier and the staff is great. You won't regret staying here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Nice staff, clean, nice terrase on roof. Improvements: slamming door near entrance and hair dryer in the hallway wakes people up! Get rid of that bloody hairdryer (move it to a bathroom). Saturday night is loud due to club or bar nearby.4stars

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Fantastic hostel. Everything was clean, staff were helpful and friendly. Location was great, close to bus terminal, Oxford Castle, Bodleian Library, etc. Has the tendency to get a bit noisy being in the thick of things, but hostel provides earplugs. Beds were comfy, common rooms homely and the breakfast that was included came with Nutella as a spread option, so... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Stayed in a 12 bed mixed dorm and everyone was friendly enough. Overall this is a quiet hostel and most people kept to themselves. Kitchen facilities and breakfast were basic but adequate. The showers (unfortunately electric, ugh) were hot and there was never a wait to use them. The hostel is located about a block away from Oxford's central shopping... More 

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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

on a solo trip to oxford i'd decided there was still too much to see so found central backpackers and stayed one night. on arrival the staff were lovely, explained everything clearly and showed me around. The kitchen and communal areas are good. it's not a quiet hostel, but they do supply earplugs and really you can't expect a quiet... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The location of this hostel is second to none in the city of Oxford. That alone is reason to stay here, since it gives you plenty of flexibility and more time to explore. It was a short stroll from both the bus and train stations, and is perfectly situated next to the main nightlife area and university. Inside, it's about... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I booked 1 night here at the last minute and was very pleased with the hostel- it's situated a short 5 minute walk away from the bus station and within walking distance of the city centre and University. The buzzer system/door code is a great form of security and the rooms have lockers with locks available if yours doesn't fit... More 

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