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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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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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