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Central Backpackers has been rated the best hostel in Oxford for 10 years and counting. They offer free unlimited WiFi throughout the building, free tea and coffee and free luggage storage.

Facilities include a TV lounge, dining lounge, fully fitted kitchen, and an outdoor rooftop terrace with BBQ. Their friendly staff is happy to accommodate each of its guests to get the most out of their stay in Oxford.

The hostel is located in the heart of the nightlife district and less than 5 minutes walk from the train station, bus station and Oxford Castle. You can book now to enjoy Central Backpackers award winning hospitality.


  • All dorms equipped with swipe card entry system and individual lockers for your added security
  • 24 hour door code access with no lockouts or curfews
  • Late check out 10:30 am
  • No hidden membership fees
  • The only hostel in Oxford to offer free unlimited broadband internet and wireless internet throughout building
  • All beds equipped with an individual power socket with USB port
  • Free tennis racquet hire for near by tennis courts and rugby balls, frisbies and footballs
  • Cosy TV lounge with movies available all day
  • Dining lounge with vending machine and internet terminals available all day
  • Large self catering kitchen with free tea and coffee
  • Roof top terrace with BBQ
  • Linen included
  • Taxes included
  • Laundry service available
  • Free city map for all guests and discount tickets available for local attractions.
  • Free luggage storage for guests upon check out
  • Dorms sizes are 4, 6, 8 and 12 beds. All dorms are mixed but we do offer a female only dorm.
  • Families and groups welcome
  • Non smoking hostel
  • Friendly helpful staff
  • Recommended by Tourism Southeast, Visit Britain, Enjoy England, Oxford Tourism Board, Let’s Go and Lonely Planet
  • ID required on check-in. Passport or Drivers license
Q Directions

From Gloucester Green Bus Station: (3 minute walk)
Turn RIGHT out of the bus station onto George Street, follow the road around to the left (keeping the open air carpark on your right). Take your first right onto Park End Street (by Lighthouse bar), the hostel is half way down on the right hand side. Just after Thirst bar.

From Oxford Train Station: (3 minute walk)
Come out of the train station onto the main road. Look to your left and you will see The Royal Oxford Hotel. Park End Street (ignore the street signs, they will only confuse you) runs down the right hand side of the hotel. The hostel is half way down on the left. Just after Staples.

Q Note

Please note that the hostel's building is over 100 years old with no elevator/lift.

For mobility limited guests there are 44 steps from ground floor to accommodation level. Please contact hostel if unsure.

Q Check in and Check out

Check-out, 10:30 am.

Check-in, from 3pm until 11pm. But, you can still be in the hostel beforehand and/or store your luggage.

This Hostel doesn't accept groups of more that 5 people (4 people maximum).

ID required for check-in (passport or drivers license).
No stag or hen parties.
Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

Late cancellations for bookings of 5 or more nights will be charged the full amount.

The hotel accept same day bookings up to 3pm. Any bookings made after this time for the same day arrival will not be accepted.

Q Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates
This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates
Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

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