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.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Central Backpackers Oxford

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Central Backpackers Oxford
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 89: English reviews
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here on our roadtrip and were well impressed with the staff. The rooms were clean, the bathing facilities were also quite high quality. It's on the outskirts of city centre, but a close walk to most things. The breakfast is pretty meager, you may consider getting your own food or going out for breakfast.

Helpful?
Thank Vincent S
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is nice. Facilities are nice but showers are a little scarce in the morning. Staff is nice but they hang with each other most of the time speaking Spanish. Breakfast is included and, despite not really fancy, is quite nice, tea and coffee are also available for free. The atmosphere was not great, a lot of people just sleeping... More 

Helpful?
Thank RatoPT
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in 12 bed mix in 23 Sept 16 for 2 nights. Which is okay but the horrible is I loss all my money that I put in my locked backpack cause the hostel locker can't work. I told to the Manager, the shorty with the Spanish accent called Alex. He can do nothing, the worst part is he... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 329chandrag
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

I stayed here a couple of days ago and had a very positive experience. This place is only 5 minutes walk (at most!) from the bus station and I'm guessing the same from the train station. A little over 5 mins to walk into town and around 10 mins away from all the architecture and University buildings. No need to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Venus Envy E
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stayed in Oxford for a couple days and thanks to the people we met here we felt like we belonged there. The staff was absolutely amazing. There's a really cool hang out spot on the roof that has TV and a bar with 1.50£ beers. When we first went up there the employees were all hanging... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jblackburn22
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with a friend in the 12 beds mixed dorm. Entire Hostel is very clean, super friendly and helpful staff, clean bathroom and showers, big rooms, well equipped kitchen, comfortable common area, very central (5 min to Centre by foot). Only disadvantage is: Across the street is a club, so quite noisy on Friday and Saturday night, but... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Maarleenee_GR
Wallingford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This is the best hostel to stay in oxford!! The hostel itself is right in the centre and is in the middle of all the action. It is so clean and tidy and the whole place makes you feel at home. Ask for Alex, he is so kind and he will accommodated oh with all your needs and makes your... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank lil7113
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I'd stayed here before and can say this hostel is still excellently located and without doubt the best hostel in Oxford. The locker situation is not as bad as it once was and it seems like not all the rooms are as cramped as the others. Something that is still an issue - and an issue in all the showers,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tom B
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016

There are few excellent points to consider in favour of this hostel. i. Location is simply amazing as its very close to major attractions and railway station. ii. Staff can't be more friendly. iii. Serve free breakfast and provide other facilities like watching programmes, etc for free. iv. Their bar is cheap - not a professional bar but it's a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dharmesh P
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Every things are good staff was friendly Room is clean ,Washroom is clean Common room is very good they have roof bar for relax you can order Beer or cocktail . Location is in city centre and train station ,Free towel also have an iron,hair dryer. Breakfast is inc. but Wifi a little slow...

Helpful?
Thank M Y
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (10)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Oxford hotels
0.2 mi away
Malmaison Oxford Castle
0.3 mi away
Macdonald Randolph Hotel
0.3 mi away
Vanbrugh House Hotel
Vanbrugh House Hotel
#3 of 44 in Oxford
595 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Royal Oxford Hotel
Royal Oxford Hotel
#11 of 44 in Oxford
593 reviews
0.5 mi away
Old Bank Hotel
Old Bank Hotel
#2 of 44 in Oxford
1,066 reviews
0.5 mi away
Old Parsonage Hotel
Old Parsonage Hotel
#1 of 44 in Oxford
615 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Central Backpackers Oxford

Address: 13 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $22 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Backpackers Oxford 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Central Backpackers Oxford staff and other travelers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Central Backpackers Oxford staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ask for a room facing the back if you're a light sleeper or have not brought earplugs/earphones”
 of 5 bubbles VenusEnvyE, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“the all girls room is really nice”
 of 5 bubbles dominikaj382, Mar 17, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms seemed to have a theme to them.”
 of 5 bubbles KalTrav, Jan 18, 2016 | Read review
“Chouse a room with less bunks!!”
 of 5 bubbles 500valentineg, Jul 20, 2015 | Read review
“Free wifi works best in the public rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles BobTjoa, Jun 22, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay