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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I stayed at Central Backpackers for one week and it felt like home since the first day. The staff and management were always kind, efficient and fun to be around. One of the cleanest hostels I've ever stayed at. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's coming to Oxford, especially to those who are new to this town and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Close to the train station and only a short walk from the main city streets. Inside, hostel is rather cramped with small common spaces. Kitchen well-stocked with appliances and utensils though closest supermarket is a five minute walk away. 12-bed dorm has small lockers only and not much room for backpacks. Limited number of bathrooms. Free luggage storage. Overall, it's... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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Adelaide
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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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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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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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