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Reviews of Central Backpackers Oxford

Hostel | 13 Park End Street, Oxford, England ox1 1hh

85.5% Overall Rating

733 out of 785 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/08/2015)

Tess Beckman thinks…

"It's near to the city centre, they give you free earplugs (what you need for the sound from the bars outside), the bathrooms are good enough. There is a place where you can sit and chill out."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

NO STAG OR HEN NIGHTS they will be turned away.And your deposit will not be refunded!! Reception is open from 8AM-11PM ONLY. No arrivals will be accepted outside of these times. ID required on check-in. Passport or drivers license. PLEASE NOTE: Groups of 5 people or more are not accepted by this hostel through Hostelbookers.com, your booking will be cancelled. Thanks!

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85.5%

Overall Rating

733 out of 785 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Central Backpackers Oxford'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
87.2%
Value
83.2%
Safety
88.0%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
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Tess Beckman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2015

Liked: It's near to the city centre, they give you free earplugs (what you need for the sound from the bars outside), the bathrooms are good enough. There is a place where you can sit and chill out.

Disliked: 1) I arrived at 2 o'clock at the hostel. I know about the office times till 11am and after 3pm. But the staff member didn't even open the door to put down my luggage. So I had to wait till three in a park nearby. 2) one of the staff members was really wonderful, but the younger staff members where really annoying. The only thing they wanted to do was get drunk and they ignored people who won't do that. Even when the people were sitting next to them. I was lucky that there were two other people who wouldn't get drunk and I had a great time with them, but that was not because of this staff members!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, similar quality to other hostels in Oxford

Disliked: A little expensive, but similar to other hostels in Oxford

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place had a friendly atmosphere and the ppl were kind.

Disliked: Breakfast was not that well rounded as i though it would. Someone like me, who prefers salty food in the morning instead of sweet stuff can get a little disappointed.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

26 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful, kind staff. I really appreciated that there was a ladies dormitory. Met nice people. The three Oxford hostels are very close to another, so it is easy to move from one to another, if one of them does not have enough room for one of the nights you wish to stay. Lots of information about Oxford, presented in interesting and artistic ways. Lots of different places to relax within the hostels. Excellent wifi and internet speed.

Disliked: Across the street from a nightclub but since they wisely supplied earplugs in a bowl on the staircase, this was not a big problem. A small criticism: they charge £1 for using a card at check-in. Since you book online with a card, you might think that they would want to book with a card, but evidently not. Free cash machines are nearby at the train station, for example, but the ATM near the door charges £1.75. Showers were hot early in the morning and cold later. Not a problem on a hot day.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

06 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the staff members was extremely nice and helpfull.

Disliked: The other staff really did not care too much and were not polite.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and helpful staff, cool people stay here, very good location

Disliked: power sockets not for every bed, bathrooms might be few and weirdly arranged, it was a bit pricy

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

10 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The roof terrace was great, and the communal lounge. Bathroom facilities were fine, and the kitchen. Close to the city and easy to find from rail station.

Disliked: There's a peculiar (possibly sewage-y) smell on the stairs, not great. Also didn't realise the hostel was opposite a nightclub, and it was really loud - luckily I was so tired I fell asleep anyway.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

17 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really friendly.

Disliked: There was a lot of noise from the nearby night club.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 April 2015

Liked: Nothing special...

Disliked: Extremely noisy...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel had a Great location, friendly staff, clean, and felt safe. It was a short walk from the main streets and close to pubs and grocery stores.

Disliked: My only dislike was there was no 'effort from staff' to engage with travellers re: games, activities, outings, or connect more visitors together.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the common room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

16 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It a friendly, well-run hostel

Disliked: The hostel is great but Room 7 badly needs some hooks and shelves; there are no coathooks at all. This is a really easy thing to fix and would prevent there always being piles of clothes on the floor!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Scarlett Hutchin

Alone

Business / conference

14 September 2014 Scarlett would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, the showers actually work, friendly staff who even got me an extra pillow when I asked for one, other people in my dorm were all considerate and did their best to be quiet, overall a really good hostel. Free earplugs are a nice touch.

Disliked: Not much really. It's really warm and stuffy so you have to sleep with the windows open which can be noisy and breakfast is very basic, but that's pretty much standard issue. Best hostel I've stayed in.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Taras Handziy

Alone

Business / conference

13 September 2014 Taras would recommend this property

Liked: Especially personal; they are great!

Disliked: Nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, nice roof terrace, spacious dorms

Disliked: very noisy in the weekend (because it is next to a club)

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jiaojiao Wang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 September 2014 Jiaojiao would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, small but cosy, warm, central. free comedy show tickets!!

Disliked: across the road is a night bar, saturday night can be a bit difficult to sleep....they provide ear plugs, ask for it!

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was overall an awesome couple of days. Staff were excellent and services were great. Free breakfast, clean showers and social setting made for a great stay.

Disliked: Very noisy at night due to the night clubs all around the hostel although they do supply ear plugs free of charge.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Becky Sutton

As a family with children

Family Holiday

28 July 2014 Becky would recommend this property

Liked: Location! The smaller size made it friendlier, although maybe the clientele is just that way because it is Oxford. Bathrooms were busy but pretty efficient.

Disliked: Becky left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, free storing of luggage and plenty of space to chill out (kitchen, dining room, lounge, roofdeck), free tea and coffee. Really the kind of place where you can sit down to recharge after a day of walking around the town.

Disliked: The 10-bed mixed room was packed and badly lit because beds were obstructing the light of th windows. So, if you go there, do your fellow backpackers a favour and bring a torch so you wonb't have to turn on all the light at night or early morning!

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was helpful and hostel itself is well situated, very close to the centre.

Disliked: Not really anything. It's ratings are quite accurate

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

17 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, friendliness of staff, public seating areas

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

PEIYU CHEN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2014 PEIYU would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great and the facility is nice

Disliked: PEIYU left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere and kitchen

Disliked: facilities in bathroom are not working well.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very friendly and the staff are happy to help with anything people might need. The use of towels and a hairdryer and other facilities for no extra charge was a great bonus. Rooms were clean and secure. Would definitely stay again.

Disliked: There was a little bit of club noise on the Saturday night but the hostel gives you free earplugs and with the location being so central you have to expect a bit of noise. The hostel itself wasn't noisy.


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