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Within 5 minutes’ walk of the train station and lively city center, Central Backpackers offers hostel accommodations with free WiFi, 24-hour access and a convenient location. The hostel has its own bar and rooftop terrace, and offers luggage storage and laundry services.

There are mixed and female dormitories with shared bathroom facilities, with towels and bed linen provided. All dorms have lockers and a secure swipe-card entry system. There is also a lounge area with TV and DVD player.

There is a dining room, and free tea and coffee in the kitchen.

Run by experienced backpackers, the hostel is within walking distance of Oxford’s many restaurants, cafés and shops, as well as iconic landmarks including the Bodleian Library and Oxford Castle. The New Theater and Odeon Cinema on vibrant George Street are around 4 minutes away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Oxford, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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About Central Backpackers

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  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Guests can store their luggage from 7 am on the day of arrival to 11 pm on the day of departure.


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    Answered on November 21, 2019
  • 1.Do you have a kitchen? 2.How far from the National Express Bus station ?

    We have a fully equipped kitchen for guests to use between 7 AM and 11 PM. We are a 5min walk away from Gloucester Green bus station.


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    Answered on November 21, 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    We regularly host events in the evening such as movie night, pub crawls, group dinners, etc..


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    Answered on November 21, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    All sheets and towels are included in the price


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    Answered on November 21, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    There are individual lockers in all the dorms, guests can either bring their own padlock or buy one from our vending machine.


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    Answered on November 21, 2019
  • Do you have a safe pkacr to park a bicycle?

    We do not have any bike storage facilities at the hostel. I would recommend using the bike shed at the train station which is only a 2-minute walk away.


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    Answered on December 2, 2019
  • Hi, is there parking close by? Thanks!

    I would recommend using Seacourt Park and Ride on Botley road, it's the cheapest parking in Oxford and the bus drops you off right outside the hostel.


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    Answered on December 11, 2019
  • Do I need to be 18 to stay here? I’m 17 looking to visit Oxford to see the university on the cheap!

    You must be over 18 unless accompanied by an adult.


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    Answered on January 13, 2020
  • Hi there, looking to book one night 16th October Do you have a lift of ground floor rooms, female only dorm? Can I guarantee a bottom bunk?

    Hi, Thank you for texting us. Unfortunately, we don't have an elevator or ground floor rooms. But we do have dorms that are only for females and we also can guarantee a bottom bunk if we have the availability and you wish for it.


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    Asked about: Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room • Answered on July 30, 2021
  • Hi. Are there still any Covid restrictions at the hostel? Is the kitchen in use for guests to cook meals?

    Hey, Thanks for contacting us. Masks are now optional but we would be happy if you could wear one, whenever moving through the building. The kitchen is open for our guests from 7 am to 10:30 pm.


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    Answered on August 19, 2021
  • Do you have long term stay accommodation . If so how much does it cost for one week

    We offer a long-term option for people staying over 7 days in the hostel. We usually ask guests to book their first stay online with us and discuss the options and pricing upon arrival. We can then extend you and book you as a long-term.


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    Answered on November 23, 2021
  • Does the 4 bunk beds room mean it has 8 or 4 single beds?

    Our Private 4 beds room has 2 bunks beds which are 4 singles beds to book.


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    Asked about: 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room • Answered on May 12, 2021
  • Do I need id to stay I'm English but I no some hostels require id I obviously have few bank cards with name on but that's all with me thanks

    We require every guest to present an ID upon arrival. It can be a passport, national ID, driving licence or residence permit.


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    Answered on September 21, 2021
  • What is your checkout time ?

    Our check-out time is at 10:30 AM in the morning.


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    Answered on July 20, 2021
  • Hi. Are you taking bookings for tomorrow? Thanks

    Yes, we do accept booking as we reopened. However, we work at a reduced occupancy so we advise you to book as soon as possible.


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    Answered on July 28, 2020
  • Hi I want to know is your hostel has bedroom only for two female

    Our hostel offers beds in an 8-bed female dorm.


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    Answered on November 24, 2020
  • Do i need id

    Every guest are asked to provide a valid ID upon arrival.


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    Asked about: Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room • Answered on October 29, 2021
  • Hiya, I was just wondering where the parking is & if you have to pre-book it? Thank you!

    Greetings, We do not offer parking options. The closest option from the hostel is Worcester Street, Car Park. The cheapest option would be Seacourt Park&Ride. Kind regards CB Team


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    Answered on October 15, 2020
  • What is your dorm occupancy policy during Covid? Eg are 12 bed dorms now half so you only have 6 people in there? Also is the parking free? Thank you

    We have 50% dorm occupancy at the moment, following the social distancing. We do not have parking on-site, there is public parking for a fee. We suggest Seacourt park & ride - the cheapest in Oxford and the bus stop in right outside our front door.


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    Answered on August 22, 2020
  • Hi there, are towels included in the price? Or available at request? Thank you

    Towels are available for free upon request at reception.


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    Answered on October 28, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Oxford Castle
    0.1 miles
  • Worcester College
    0.2 miles
  • St Peters College
    0.2 miles
  • New Theatre Oxford
    0.3 miles
  • Oxford Ice Rink
    0.3 miles
  • Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
    0.3 miles
  • St. Michael at the Northgate
    0.3 miles
  • Regent's Park College
    0.3 miles
  • Blackfriars Hall
    0.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar
    0 miles
  • Restaurant
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • University of Oxford
    0.5 miles
  • Blenheim Palace
    7.4 miles
Public transit
  • Train Oxford Train Station
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • London Luton Airport
    39 miles
  • Gloucestershire Airport
    39.7 miles
  • London Heathrow Airport
    39.8 miles
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Amenities of Central Backpackers Great facilities! Review score, 8.2
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Movie nights
  • Bar crawls
  • Evening entertainment
  • Library
  • Karaoke
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Express check-in/out
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Slovenian
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Sustainability initiatives

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House rules Central Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

4:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Central Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

You must show a valid photo ID (passport or driver's license) upon check-in.

Please note that groups of 5 or more guests must book a private dorm. Groups are not accepted in multiple occupancy dorms

Please note the property is accessed via 49 steps and there is no elevator. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Central Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Central Backpackers

  • Check-in at Central Backpackers is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Central Backpackers is 1,950 feet from the center of Oxford.

  • Central Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Library
    • Karaoke
    • Evening entertainment
    • Bar crawls
    • Movie nights

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Central Backpackers (subject to availability):

    • Parking

  • The prices at Central Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Central Backpackers by:

    • Train 1h