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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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

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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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Casablanca, Morocco
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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

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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

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York, United Kingdom
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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

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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

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Address: 13 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
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Hotel Class:2 star — Central Backpackers Oxford 2*
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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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