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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 September 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...

1Thank jblackburn22
Reviewed 11 August 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...

1Thank Maarleenee_GR
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 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...

1Thank lil7113
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 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,...

Thank Tom B
Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 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...

Thank Dharmesh P
Reviewed 26 July 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...

Thank M Y
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

It's small but affordable. Clean enough (albeit in need of updates) and the common outside bar/smoking area & kitchen close around 11pm so people can sleep. Nice staff and guests. They were getting new carpet during my stay so it seems like they're working on the much-needed renovations.

Thank Wanderlustful18
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

To be in this hostel felt like in a big and warm family. The atmosphere is pleasant, the staff are helpful, there is a kitchen and a couple of common rooms for people to visit or enjoy the free wi-fi. There are always people around. An ideal place for people who are out all day and just need a place...

1Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

It is next to impossile to sleep as the "hostel" is on top of a disco/bar. Staff are not available at night and as my roommate was snoring as hell, i waster a whole night without sleeping. DO NOT recommended. This is a risk but the hotel prices in this city are crazy

1Thank Gergely L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Overall we had a really good experience. We were a group of 6 and booked a private dorm, that gave us full satisfaction. Clean, cosy and quiet. The check-out time is at 10am - earlier that what I am used to (11am). But for an extra £5, you can go for a "late check-out" for the room at noon -...

Thank TheBobcat

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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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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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Address: 13 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $31 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Backpackers Oxford 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Ask for a room facing the back if you're a light sleeper or have not brought earplugs/earphones”
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